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. 


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.


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.


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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