Ferris, Central Valley cruise to victories
The only thing that stopped the Ferris Saxons was, as it turned out, the Ferris Saxons.
The Saxons piled up 502 yards of total offense as they handled the North Central Indians 35-6 in Greater Spokane League football game Thursday in front of a crowd of 3,215 at Joe Albi Stadium.
It could have been worse, though. Ferris (3-0) fumbled twice inside the red zone in the first half, and the Saxons turned it over on the opening kickoff of the third quarter, setting up NC’s lone touchdown.
After a scoreless first quarter, Ferris scored three touchdowns in the second period including a 7-yard pass from quarterback Ben Goodwin to Riley Stockton for the final score 30 seconds before halftime.
Ferris finished with 27 first downs. NC (1-2), which didn’t pick up a first down in the first half, moved the ball more effectively in the final two quarters, ending with eight first downs.
Saxons senior wide receiver Jordan Tonani had 11 receptions for 138 yards while rushing eight times for 62 and two TDs. Goodwin, who completed his first 16 passes, was 21 of 24 for 228 yards and two TDs.
Central Valley 49, Rogers 16: Brandon Garcia scored five touchdowns, four on the ground, as the Bears (2-1) pulled away from the Pirates (0-3) at Albi.
Garcia scored on runs of 3, 6, 3 and 24 before hauling in a 42-yard pass from quarterback Garrett Sawyer. Garcia, who had 127 yards rushing in the first half, finished with 187 on 21 attempts.
CV wide receiver Ryan Nungester set up two TDs in the first half with punt returns of 44 and 48 yards. In the third quarter, Nungester appeared to have broken an arm. He walked off the field under his own power wearing a portable splint. He was taken to the hospital for X-rays.
Pirates sophomore running back Luke Rogers rushed for 160 yards on 27 carries, including a nifty 74-yard TD.
CV led 21-10 at halftime and doubled it to 42-10 with three TDs in the third quarter.