Shockers drop game with Pateros

The Shockers are on the defense during their Sept. 28 homecoming game against Pateros. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)


By James Robinson
Empire Press Correspondent

An offensive huddle for the Waterville/Mansfield team. (Empire Press photo/James Robinson)

The weather was a perfect 60 degrees for Waterville/Mansfield’s homecoming game with Pateros on Sept. 28.

The Shockers got off to a terrific start scoring twice in the first quarter before the Billygoats scored. But?at the end of a good football game, Pateros prevailed?by a score of 44-26.

Shocker head coach Mike Gray said, ?It was a good match of hard playing kids. Pateros has a good passing quarterback and good receivers.?

The Shockers had?5 first downs and?3 fumbles. August Koulouris had 15 runs for 89 yards; Thomas Moser, 8 runs for 37 yards; and Evan Simmons, 9 runs for 25 yards. The Shockers scored?four?touchdowns and one 2-point conversion for their 26 points.

The Tigers, a fast team with a good passing game, scored two touchdowns on passes, and?four?touchdowns on running plays. The Tigers made four of their six attempts at the 2-point conversion for their total of 44 points.

Waterville/Mansfield faced Wellpinit on Oct. 5.

The Shockers remaining games are Oct. 12 at home with Entiat, Oct. 19 at home with Yakama Tribal, and Oct. 26 on the road facing Almira-Coulee-Hartline.