Shockers overwhelm Yakama Nation again, 60-14

The Waterville football team traveled to Yakama Nation Tribal School in Toppenish Nov. 1. They emerged the victors as they had in the homecoming game against the same team at Kellen Biggar Field in October. The Shockers piled up an insurmountable lead in the first quarter and the outcome was never in doubt. Substitutes played most of the game for Waterville, with the eighth-grade linemen playing the entire second half. The “real game” experience is valuable for Waterville’s younger players.
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Athletic programs merge this year

The combined effort of Mansfield and Waterville students to play sports has become a successful merger of skill, determination and teamwork.
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Shockers ring Liberty Bell

Waterville defeated the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions and rang their own victory bell Oct. 24 at Kellen Biggar Field. The offense started strong and just kept going.
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Shockers win homecoming game

The Shocker football team provided a show for the homecoming game fans Oct. 10. The home team, buoyed by a strong running attack and their potent passing game, defeated the Yakama Nation team of Toppenish by a score of 48-16.
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Knights outjoust Shockers, 50-40

Sunnyside Christian came to town on Oct. 3. Waterville engaged them in an eventful offensive battle, but the Knights prevailed by a score of 50-40.
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Pateros moves past Shockers

The race was on at the Pateros field on Sept. 26, but the hometeam outran the visiting Waterville team by a score of 64-40. The Shockers drew first blood on consecutive long passes from Nolan Ruud to Wyatt Mires and Rafael Capi, the latter for a touchdown. Pateros answered with a score.
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Waterville outscores Wellpinit

The Waterville football team eked out a close win over the Wellpinit Redskins Sept. 19. Even though the Shockers had a 26-0 lead at halftime, the Redskins solved the offensive puzzle and scored all their points in the second half. But Waterville kept ahead of the Eastern Washington 11 and came out the winner.
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Shockers lose to Titans, 64-28

Waterville played its first home game of the season at Kellen Biggar Field Sept. 11. The game against Odessa-Harrington had been rescheduled from Sept. 12 because of a scarcity of officials. Although the final score of 64-28 was a disappointment, the Shockers had some bright spots and look forward to a win against Wellpinit Sept. 19 at home.
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Shockers cage Lions, 38-22

Tailback Nolan Ruud looks for a receiver in the game against the Columbia Lions Sept. 5. (Joel Harding photo)   By Joel Harding Waterville made the long trip to Hunters Sept. 5 to take on Columbia High School (CHS). It was an afternoon game since the Lions do not have lights on their field. The contest ended before regulation time because of the limited number of CHS players. The Lions...
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Shocker football season begins

Beginning Aug. 20, the Waterville football team began practices. After several days of practice without pads, they began a series of five two-a-day workouts with pads and have settled into the usual after school practice schedule since school started on Aug. 27.
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