Photo by Roger Harnack
Chase Courtney catches a 28-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Will Weinmann in the second quarter of Friday’s game, after outpassing Ellensburg’s Riley Seed.
As of Monday, October 16, 2017
PROSSER The Mustangs rolled to an easy 42-20 homecoming victory over their 2A rival Ellensburg Bulldogs.
The homecoming victory for the Mustangs (4-2) comes after dropping two of their last three games. And it couldn’t have come at a better time.
This Friday, the Mustangs travel to Toppenish to face the Wildcats (5-1) in what could be a game that decides who makes it into the playoffs later this fall.
Toppenish sits in the No. 2 position in the Central Washington Athletic Conference-South standings, with Prosser in the No. 3 position.
Both teams have dropped a game to league-leading Selah (5-0).
Last Friday, the Mustangs looked like a team ready to head back to the playoffs.
Prosser took the opening kickoff and drove down the field, with Will Weinmann completing a pass to Levi Vermulm to take a quick lead. The extra point was good.
Weinmann added two more touchdown passes in the first quarter to put the game away.
Chase Courtney grabbed the second touchdown, a 28-yard strike; and Will Thompson reeled in a 30-yard bomb. The points-after were good and Prosser had a 21-lead at the end of the first quarter.
Ellensburg managed a touchdown in the second quarter, but missed the point-after
But just as the Bulldogs appeared to be awakening, Weinmann hit Vermulm again, for a 47-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
J.R. Coleman then added the Mustangs first rushing touchdown, followed by another touchdown pass to Courtney. With the points-after good, Prosser took a 42-6 lead to the half.
In the third quarter, Prosser brought out second-team players.
The Bulldogs varsity added 14 points in the second-half, not enough to get back into the game in Art Fiker Stadium.