Shockers defeat Bridgeport

Angel Lucero (22) tackles a Bridgeport player. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal)

 

By James Robinson
Empire Press correspondent

The Waterville/Mansfield Shockers football team made a great showing Sept. 15 defeating the Bridgeport Mustangs, 46-6, in Central Washington 2B League action at Waterville.

It’s the first win of the season for the Shockers after suffering two earlier losses to Lake Roosevelt and Soap Lake.

The Mustangs scored the first touchdown but the Shockers blocked the extra point attempt. For the rest of the contest the Shockers had things going their way.

The kickoff after the Mustangs score was run back 55 yards by Benjamin Garnica (43). Later, there was a touchdown run by Tanner Marden (21). The Shockers attempt at their extra point was blocked by the Mustangs.

The second running touchdown was by Angel Lucero (22). A two-point conversion attempt was successful. Later, quarterback Jacob Stibal completed a 20-yard pass to Johnny Mullen (83) for a touchdown. The extra point was again blocked.

The second half began with the Shockers turning over the ball, then three-and-out for the Mustangs. On the first down, Marden ran for the touchdown. Later a Mustang punt was blocked and the Shockers recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown.

With back-to-back fumbles by the Shockers then the Mustangs, the Shockers got the ball back and scored again with a six-yard touchdown run by Braylen Bromiley (32). The seventh and final touchdown by the Shockers was a 25-yard end-around run by freshman quarterback Tristen Marden (3).

Athletic Director Tayn Kendrick said, “The boys played well and fixed a lot of things we asked them to work on this week. Every game we get better and we are excited to see the momentum we carry forward.”

The Shockers had a total of 378 yards on 41 carries. Lucero had 115 rushing yards.

The Shockers play next in Tonasket on Sept. 23.

“The Tonasket game should be a close one. I think our boys can come out on top,” said coach Mike Gray.

The next CW2BL home game for the Shockers is at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 against Manson.

 

Jeremiah Preugschat (50) moves the ball for the Shockers. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal)

Jeremiah Preugschat (50) moves the ball for the Shockers. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal)

 

Tristen Marden (3) breaks through the defense to score a touchdown for the Shockers. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal)

Tristen Marden (3) breaks through the defense to score a touchdown for the Shockers. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal)

 

Tanner Marden (21) jumps through the defense to gain yardage for the Shockers. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal )

Tanner Marden (21) jumps through the defense to gain yardage for the Shockers. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal)

 

Angel Lucero (22) runs the ball for the Shockers. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal )

Angel Lucero (22) runs the ball for the Shockers. (Provided photo/Stephanie Stibal)

 

Waterville/Mansfield in action against Bridgeport on Sept. 15. The Shockers won 46-6. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

Waterville/Mansfield in action against Bridgeport on Sept. 15. The Shockers won 46-6. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

 

The Waterville cheerleaders provide halftime entertainment during the Sept. 15 game with Bridgeport. Children tossing a small football through the goal posts would receive a piece of candy. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson )

The Waterville cheerleaders provide halftime entertainment during the Sept. 15 game with Bridgeport. Children tossing a small football through the goal posts would receive a piece of candy. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

 

Waterville High School's pep band plays during the Sept. 15 game with Bridgeport. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson )

Waterville High School’s pep band plays during the Sept. 15 game with Bridgeport. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)