FORKS — The motto for the Forks football team this season is that the team is ready to go to work.
And so far, the Spartans have worked over their opponents.
This week, Morton-White Pass was on the receiving end of a 40-0 blowout by the Spartans as the Forks defense allowed -7 yards rushing for the entire second half.
“The guys are playing well. They’re doing a good job. It’s exciting,” said head coach Trevor Highfield.
“We had a good summer. This is a blue-collar team. We want to honor and respect who are town is. Our chant before games is ‘time to go to work’,” Highfield said. “They practice well. They practice like the pros.”
“Sloan Tumaua was having an amazing game” at the linebacker position, Highfield said. Walker Wheeler and Brody Lausche were also leading the defense, which has allowed just 30 points in three wins.
The Spartans got up 34-0 at the half and let some of their freshmen in during the second half.
“It’s a neat offense, fun to watch. It has a lot of option facets,” Highfield said.
Freshman Bubba Hernandez had another good game, throwing three touchdown passes and going 5-for-8 passing for 73 yards. He also ran the ball eight times for 132 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown run on an option play.
Landin Davis had 78 yards rushing on 11 carries, including a 39-yard touchdown run.
Lausche had a 10-yard touchdown reception, while DeAnthony Davila had a 3-yard touchdown catch and a 25-yard TD catch.
In the second half, freshmen Kade Highland and Kaden Ward took over in the backfield as fullback and halfback as the Spartans fielded an entire freshman backfield including Hernandez. Ward had a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
After starting the season with three home games, the Spartans (1-0, 3-0) go on the road Friday to face rival Ilwaco (1-0, 2-1) at 7 p.m.
Neah Bay 66, Crescent 18
NEAH BAY — Tyler Swan found the end zone for four rushing scores and Mathias Greene connected on three first-half scoring strikes to three different receivers as Neah Bay blew out Crescent 66-18 on Friday.
The Red Devils (1-2) led 30-0 late in the first quarter, taking advantage of two Loggers’ turnover on downs deep inside Crescent territory and a Jerriq Johnson interception which set Neah Bay up on the Loggers’ side of the field.
Greene found Adan Ellis for a 42-yard TD connection to open the scoring.
Ellis then added a 20-yard TD run when Neah Bay took over at the Crescent 20-yard line for a 14-0 lead.
Swan scored the first of his two 1-yard touchdown runs. He later added scoring runs of 58 and 10 in the second quarter.
Lukas Love put Crescent on the scoreboard with a 60-yard rushing TD late in the first quarter to trail 30-6.
The Loggers added another score when Henry Bourm found Love for a 35-yard TD reception to go down 44-12.
Greene found Chucky Halttunen on a 72-yard catch-and-run score and hit Makyah Chambers from 10 yards out to round out Neah Bay’s first half.
Halttunen added a 33-yard TD run after halftime.
Crescent’s (2-1) final score came on a 60-yard Bourm-to-Love connection.
The Loggers host Lummi at
1 p.m. Saturday. Neah Bay visits Concrete for a 5 p.m. Friday kickoff.
In Friday’s other game, South Whidbey beat East Jefferson 50-13.