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Yelm wide receiver Sylas Franklin finds the end of a 44-yard pass from QB Ben Hoffmann during the Tornados’ Friday night game against the Gig Harbor Tides. Yelm swept a 42-18 win.

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. 

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Yelm quarterback Ben Hoffmann rushes the ball for 15 yards during the Tornados’ Friday night game against the Gig Harbor Tides.

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.

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Yelm head coach Jason Ronquillo and other atheletes celebrates as wide receiver Sylas Franklin finds a 44-yard pass to bring the Tornados up 12-0 in the first quarter.

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.

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Senior wide receiver Austin Schaler carries the ball in the third quarter against the Gig Harbor Tides Friday night at home.

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