The Yelm Tornados (2-0 SCC, 2-2 overall) were able to stay consistent and put points on the board against the Gig Harbor Tides (1-1) Friday night, riding a solid rushing attack and the passes of quarterback Ben Hoffmann to a lopsided 42-18 win.
The momentum picked up right after kickoff. After Yelm’s Cameron Dubose recovered a fumble on the Tides’ 12-yard line, Hoffmann was able to rush it into the endzone for the Tornados’ first touchdown.
Later in the first quarter, Hoffmann connected on a 44-yard pass to wide receiver Sylas Franklin, who rushed it for an additional 5 yards to score another touchdown for Yelm.
By halftime, Yelm led 20-6.
Yelm running back Carson Amendt made a 2-yard rush for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Early in the fourth, Hoffmann again found Franklin on a 15-yard pass for a touchdown, giving the Tornados a 20-point lead.
Yelm senior Austin Schaler stepped up and grabbed an interception at his team’s 29-yard line in the fourth. A 30-yard pass by Hoffmann to Schaler would secure Yelm a 40-12 lead.
Yelm senior Carson Amendt then found his third 2-point conversion for the night, sealing the deal.
The Capital Cougars (2-0 league, 2-2) will host the Tornados this Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m.