Hornets lose football tiebreaker, head to Warden

BRIDGEPORT – Oroville’s football team fell to Brewster 21-0 on Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the first round of a three-way tiebreaker between the Hornets, Bears and Manson to determine seeding into this weekend’s first round playoffs.

The Hornets, with C.J. Mathews, Nicky Perez and Tanner Smith held out due to injuries, proved no match for the Bears, who controlled the action throughout the two 10 minute halves.

Easton Driessen scored on runs of 1 and 68 yards and Luis Pio had a 7-yard touchdown. The Hornets picked up just three first downs with their two leading rushers for the season on the sidelines.

Brewster was similarly outplayed by Manson in its second game of the night, won by the Trojans 20-0.

The loss means the Hornets will be the Central Washington League North Division’s third seed to this weekend’s playoffs and will travel to the CWL South’s No. 2 team, Warden.

Brewster will host Soap Lake, while Manson will travel to White Swan. Oroville and Brewster both face loser-out contests, while Manson will head to the 16-team state tournament regardless of its fate at White Swan.

Oroville travels to Warden for a 7 p.m. start on Friday, Nov. 4.

Tonasket, meanwhile, will host Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls on Friday, at 6:00 p.m., in a season-ending non-playoff crossover contest.

About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).