Daybreak 2

Adi Sparks Timbers To 5-2 Win Over Galaxy

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Fanendo Adi scored two second-half goals in the Portland Timbers' 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday.

The Timbers (14-11-8) scored all five goals in a 25-minute span in the second half and moved into a third-place tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the West. The Galaxy (14-10-9) conceded the most goals at home since Sept. 12, 2009, in a 6-3 loss to FC Dallas.

Adi tied it at 1 in the 65th minute with a turnaround left-footed strike from the middle of the box. Three minutes later, he converted from the spot to give Portland the lead for good.

Diego Chara netted a leaping header to make it 3-1 in the 74th minute. The Galaxy's Robbie Keane closed the deficit in the 84th, but Darlington Nagbe answered with a breakaway goal 18 seconds after the ensuing kickoff.

Keane gave the Galaxy the early lead in the 36th minute. The Galaxy would have clinched a berth in the conference semifinals with a win.

Maximiliano Urruti capped the scoring in the 90th minute. It was the Timbers' first road win against the Galaxy.

October 19, 2015

Falk Leads Washington State Over Oregon State 52-31

cougs2014PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Luke Falk tied the school record with six touchdown passes, all in the first half, as Washington State beat Oregon State 52-31 on Saturday.

Washington State (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12), coming off an upset victory at Oregon, hadn't beaten a Pac-12 opponent in Martin Stadium since November 2013.

They have already eclipsed the three wins they had all of last season, and this was the 100th win of coach Mike Leach's career.

The Cougars scored on all seven of their first-half possessions and piled up 523 yards of offense.

Quarterback Seth Collins threw for 176 yards and ran for 124 yards for Oregon State (2-4, 0-3), which gave up more than 40 points for the third consecutive week. The Beavers rushed for 215 yards in the game.

Falk, who threw for 505 yards and five touchdowns at Oregon, completed 39 of 50 passes for 407 yards, with two interceptions.

October 19, 2015

Kupp Totals 4 Tds As Eastern Washington Tops Idaho St 45-28

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Cooper Kupp caught two touchdowns, threw for one and returned a punt for a score as Eastern Washington handled Idaho State 45-28 on Saturday.

Kupp, who came into the game leading the FCS in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, caught 14 passes for 161 yards. His 24-yard pass to quarterback Jordan West tied the game at 7-all early in the first quarter, and a 9-yard score from West later in the first made it 14-14.

West found Kupp for 29 yards with 3 seconds left in the half to give Eastern Washington (4-2, 3-0 Big Sky) a 10-point lead. Kupp returned a punt 76 yards in the third quarter to make it 38-21. West finished 29 of 46 for 323 yards and three touchdowns.

Michael Sanders and Tanner Gueller combined to pass for 226 yards and three touchdowns for Idaho State (2-5, 1-3). Xavier Finney rushed for 107 yards and a score.

October 19, 2015

Gig Harbor Faces Oly Bears

olyvsgigharborGame Results:  Gig Harbor 27- Bears 26

The #3 team in 4A, Gig Harbor, comes to town to face the #6 team, Olympia, at Ingersoll Stadium. We will have the call on 1030 AM, 103.3 FM and beginning at 6:45. It should be a great game but the Bears will have to replace their star running back Scott Gunther, who was lost for the rest of the regular season at least with a collarbone injury against Stadium last week.

by Brandon Sparks,

Climbers Run Past Rams For 38-21 Win

SheltonAxeColton Paller ran for 212 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Shelton Highclimbers to a 38-21 win over North Thurston on Thursday night in Lacey. Paller has rushed for seven touchdowns in the last two games to lead the Highclimbers to a 3-2 record in the 3A Narrows League, half a game behind Wilson and Central Kitsap, who both play on Friday night.

Shelton dominated the first quarter and a good portion of the second quarter building a 21-0 lead on a 16 yard touchdown run, a 14 yard touchdown run and an incredible 93 yard touchdown sprint by Paller.

The Highclimbers gained 232 yards in the first half but only took a seven point lead into the break after Rams quarterback Jake Harn completed four passes of 20 yards or more in the last six minutes of the half. He hit Brandon Morgan for a 28 yard touchdown at the 2:55 mark and then threw a 20 yard strike to Devin Santos that got them down to the one. Quentas Ward punched it in from a yard out with seven second left in the first half to cut the Highclimbers lead to 21-14 at the half.

Following a 32 yard field goal by Cody Bragg, Shelton extended their lead after quarterback Tyler Giraldes found Kyle Kimball on a slant pattern that he worked into a 40 yard gain and Paller did the rest covering the final ten yards in two plays for his fourth touchdown of the game and a 31-14 lead for the Highclimbers.

Harn found Santos for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to get to within 10 points, but Shelton strung together a 10 play drive capped off by a Giraldes sneak for a one yard touchdown and a 38-21 lead that would stand up over the final four minutes of the game.

The 38 points was the most points scored by Shelton since they beat Mount Tahoma 42-0 on October 25th, 2013.

Harn threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

The Highclimbers improved to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the 3A Narrows. Wilson and Central Kitsap are both 3-1 and tied for second place in the league but neither of them have played Lincoln yet with Central Kitsap facing the Abes on Friday and Wilson facing them one week later.

by Brandon Sparks,