Day After Report: Columbia-White Salmon 42, Seton Catholic 6
Coming off three consecutive losses, Columbia-White Salmon coach John Hallead was interested to see which Bruins’ team would show up at Doc Harris Stadium on Friday to play a young Seton Catholic team
“What team is going to show up? Is it going to be the 0-3 team, or our 4-0 team?,” Hallead said, following the Bruins’ 42-6 win. “I think tonight it was the 4-0 team that showed up.”
That would be the team that won its four non-league games before opening Trico League against the top two teams — Kalama and La Center — and losing a tough battle with Castle Rock.
Ulices Isordia showed up. The senior ran for 268 yards, including touchdowns that covered 45 and 75 yards.
He credited his offensive line, but also said he brought added confidence and determination to the field on Friday.
“This time I came out and I knew my line was going to get it done for me, so I just wanted to pay it back and get yards,” Isordia said.
Hallead was happy to see Isordia find room to run, mostly on counter plays that caught the young Seton defense out of position.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve gotten him some yards,” Hallead said. “The first three league games we had, they really shut him down. So this was a breakout game for him to get back on track.”
Isordia said it was tough to get over the 18-13 loss to Castle Rock a week earlier in the Bruins’ final home game. “But we knew we still had games left,” he said. “We just had to keep going, the season’s not over yet.”
Columbia will visit rival Stevenson to complete its regular season.
There were a few highlights for the young Cougars. There was a fourth-down sack to stop a Bruins red zone opportunity. Seton freshman Ben Bisquera blocked a punt. And the Cougars recovered an onside kickoff to start the third quarter.
Seton finishes the season against La Center next Saturday at Doc Harris Stadium.