Naumes' 5 TDs propel St. Mary's
MARCOLA -- Senior tailback J.P. Naumes dashed into the end zone from 11 yards out with 54 seconds to play Friday night, lifting St. Mary's to a 36-31 non-league victory over Mohawk.
Naumes rushed for 286 yards and five touchdowns on 31 carries as the Crusaders scored their second straight victory.
Mohawk took a 31-30 lead with 3:57 to play when John Ness burst 25 yards to score his second TD. But St. Mary's responded with a 70-yard march that consumed three minutes to regain the lead.
But the Indians weren't through. Without the benefit of a timeout, Mohawk drove down field, reaching the St. Mary's 30 before time expired.
Ness picked up 196 yards on 27 carries for Mohawk.
It was a real shootout between the tailbacks, said St. Mary's coach Dick Maurer. It was just back and forth the whole night.
What worked repeatedly for the Crusaders was giving Naumes the ball and letting him run over the right side of the line behind center Aaron Brazille, right guard Erich Dailey, right tackle Travis Erickson and right end Gabe Winfrey.
He was able to bust over the line behind those guys all night, Maurer said. When the guts started to break, those guys had to make the big play.
St. Mary's .............................6 8 8 14 -- 36 Mohawk ..............................7 12 0 12 -- 31
SM -- Naumes 15 run (run failed)
Moh -- Pattle 55 pass from Walker (Ness kick)
Moh -- Bodine 24 pass from Walker (kick failed)
SM -- Naumes 65 run (Terrall run)
Moh -- Ness — run (pass failed)
SM -- Naumes 55 run (Naumes run)
Moh -- Pattle 21 pass from Walker (kick failed)
SM -- Naumes — run (Naumes run)
Moh -- Ness 25 run (run failed)
SM -- Naumes 11 run (pass failed)
CAMAS VALLEY 50, BUTTE FALLS 6 -- At Butte Falls, Eric Banks ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for a third score to help Camas Valley to the Skyline A League victory.
Banks hauled in a 5-yard TD pass from his brother Jesse in the second quarter then tacked on runs of 54 and 10 yards in the fourth quarter.
Jesse Banks completed 12 of 18 passes for 108 yards and three TDs. He connected on 20-yard scoring strikes to Pat Quinn and Chris Luck. Quinn also snagged a pair of 2-point conversion passes and Luck had another.
The Hornets rushed for 170 yards on 33 carries in their season opener with Ewing packing the ball 13 times for 104 yards. Eric Banks added 60 yards on nine carries.
Butte Falls sophomore Mark Lunsford burst 80 yards for a second-quarter touchdown as the Loggers (0-2) pulled to within 8-6. But Butte Falls' PAT run failed and the Loggers never got closer.
Lunsford wound up with 139 yards rushing on 21 carries as the Loggers totaled 201 of their 251 yards in total offense on the ground.
Junior safety Travis Smeltz had seven solo tackles and five assists for the Loggers.
Camas Valley .........................8 8 14 20 -- 50 Butte Falls .....................................0 6 0 0 -- 6
CV -- Quinn 20 pass J. Banks (Quinn pass from Banks).
BF -- Lunsford 80 run (run failed).
CV -- E. Banks 5 pass from J. Banks (Quinn pass from J. Banks).
CV -- Luck 20 pass J. Banks (pass failed).
CV -- Ewing 45 run (Luck pass from J. Banks).
CV -- Quinn 10 run (run failed).
CV -- E. Banks 54 run (Quinn run).
CV -- E. Banks 10 run (no PAT try).
PROSPECT 48, NORTH LAKE 40 -- At Prospect, Josh Hulsey carried the ball 19 times for 240 yards and Keith Howard had 14 carries for 102 yards before both Cougar players left the game early in the second half with injuries.
Prospect coach Mike Gordon said Hulsey suffered an ankle injury and Howard suffered a knee injury.
We could have rolled over and died after that, Gordon said. But the young kids -- especially David Maloy, D.J. Wood, Zach Gordon and Danny Andresen -- sucked it up and played hard. If they hadn't stepped up we would have lost the game.
North Lake ...........................6 8 20 6 -- 40 Prospect ..........................14 12 14 8 -- 48
P -- Hulsey 63 run (Howard run)
NL -- Hash — run (run failed)
P -- Maloy 40 pass from Howard (run failed)
NL -- Robey 73 interception return (Robey pass from Hash)
P -- Hulsey 65 kickoff return (pass failed)
P -- Howard 10 run (run failed)
NL -- Allred 2 run (Robey pass from Hash)
P -- Hulsey 53 run (pass failed)
NL -- Robey 22 interception return (run failed)
P -- Howard — run (Gordon pass from Andresen)
NL -- Robey 20 pass from Hash (run failed)
P -- Gordon 14 pass from Andresen (Gordon pass from Andresen)
NL -- Robey 30 pass from Hash (pass failed)