Lanning leads W-P to 46-8 win

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MABTON — Behind a potent rushing attack, the Waitsburg-Prescott football team rolled to a 46-8 win against Mabton Friday.

Quarterback Owen Lanning scored a career-high four rushing touchdowns and running back Chance Leroue added two touchdowns of his own. W-P (4-1, 2-0) finished with 164 hashes on the ground to go along with 199 yards through the air.

“We did a lot of good things,” W-P head coach Jeff Bartlow said. “Offensively we were balanced and that is always a goal for us as we don’t want to be one-dimensional and we continue to work on that. I thought our offense was clicking and moving the ball all night long.”

The defense was equally impressive for Waitsburg-Prescott, as W-P forced four Vikings’ interceptions. Kobie Brown hauled in three of those with Luke Alexenko recording the fourth.

Bartlow said W-P keyed in on Mabton’s quarterback Roy Zavala, who threw for 280 yards last week against Tri-Cities Prep.

“We concentrated on their quarterback and containing him as he is a very good athlete and he can beat you with his legs and arm,” Bartlow said. “He made some plays on us, but overall I was very pleased with our defensive effort.”

W-P jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, as Lanning scored on a two-yard run and Leroue hauled in a 14-yard pass from Lanning. After a Mabton score, W-P got back to moving the ball on the ground.

Lanning tacked on a five-yard score and a one-yard touchdown run before halftime to make it 26-6. He wasn’t done there however, as he added another five-yard scamper after the break.

With a 32-6 lead, Leroue added a 22-yard touchdown run to put the game out of reach.

Waitsburg-Prescott hosts Asotin next week for Homecoming and senior night.

Waitsburg-Prescott 46, Mabton 8

W-P 14 12 20 0 — 46

Mabton 6 0 0 2 — 8

W-P — Lanning 2 run (XP no good)

W-P — Leroue 14 from Lanning (Dunn 2-pt pass to Acevedo)

Mab — Galarza 2 pass from Zavala (XP blocked)

W-P — Lanning 5 run (XP failed)

W-P — Lanning 1 run (XP failed)

W-P — Lanning 5 run (XP failed)

W-P — Leroue 22 run (Acevedo 2-pt run)

W-P — Larsen 4 run (XP blocked)

Mab — Alexenko tackled for safety

Mab W-P

First Downs 12 15

Rushes-Yards 20-45 32-164

Passing Yards 143 199

Passes (Att-Comp-Int) 25-11-4 19-10-1

Punts 2-43 1-36

Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-1

Penalties-Yards 7-60 11-80

Individual Statistics

RUSHING — W-P: Leroue 12-118. Lanning 14-76. Larsen 1-4. Brown 1-(-3). Dunn 1- (-6). Alexenko 3- (-1) Mab: Zavala 16-41. Sanchez 3- (-5). Sanchez 1-6.

PASSING — W-P: Lanning 16-9-1 173 yards 1 TD. Dunn 3-1 26 yards. Mab: Zavala 25-11 1 TD.

RECEIVING — W-P: Acevedo 5-86. Leroue 1-14. Larsen 1-9. Brown 2-64. Alexenko 1-26; Mab: Sanchez 1-21. Ibarra 3-34. Gonzalez 4-52. Espinoza 1-28. Galarza 1-2. Rodriguez 1-6.

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