Rainier 30, Onalaska 12

By Dave Weber

(Onalaska, WA)  It took Rainier awhile to get its offense in sync but once the sixth-ranked Mountaineers started clicking, they ran away from host Onalaska, 30-12 Friday night at Memorial Field.

Quarterback Zach Zofgren ran for a pair of touchdowns, including a 45-yarder when he broke free from tacklers at the line of scrimmage while the Rainier coaches were yelling “go down!” from the sidelines.  Lofgren rushed for 110 yards while Ian Russell ran for 99.

Cole Reise also scored twice for Rainier (5-0, 3-0 2B Central) on an eight-yard run and on a 65-yard touchdown pass down the middle from Lofgren.

Rainier’s final touchdown came as part of a sequence of three touchdowns on four plays.

Onalaska (3-2, 1-2) finally scored with just under six minutes to play in the game, on a touchdown pass from Lucas Kreger to Lazaro Rodriguez.   Russell returned the Logger kickoff 71 yards for a touchdown.

Onalaska scored on its first play from scrimmage after that as Ashton Haight carried 35 yards for the TD.   Lofgren ran that kickoff into the end zone but two penalty flags halted the flurry of touchdowns.

As an oddity, the teams combined for seven touchdowns without either converting a single PAT.

Reise, who added strong defensive work to his pair of scores, was selected Pacific Sports Spa Player of the Game for Rainier while Haight got the honor for Onalaska.  Lofgren’s tackling-breaking 45-yard touchdown run was the ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game.

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