August 31 & September 7, 2012

ACH v. Soap Lake & ACH v. Liberty Christian

The ACH Warrior football team kicked off their season with a win against Soap Lake on Labor Day weekend.  The Warriors got off to a quick start in the game with 24 first quarter points.  Drew Isaak got things going for the Warriors with a nine-yard touchdown run early in the game, Thunder Wellhausen caught the two-point conversion pass from Isaak to give ACH an 8-0 lead.  After a quick turnover on downs by Soap Lake the Warrior QB hit Jon Heathman for a 71-yard touchdown pass, Mitch Hunt ran in the conversion, building a larger lead for ACH.  Soap Lake closed the gap slightly with a touchdown next, making the score 16-8.  The Warriors answered with another passing touchdown, this time it was Wellhausen who was the recipient of the Isaak pass, a 62-yard strike, Isaak added the conversion.  Soap Lake scored in the second quarter to round out the first half scoring at 24-14 in favor of the Warriors.  “It was good for us to get off to a good start,” said Coach Brandon Walsh, “we needed that.”  The Warriors blew things open in the third quarter with three passing touchdowns.  Wellhausen hauled in two of them, bringing his total to three on the game, while Hunt caught the other.  At the end of the third quarter the score was 46-14 in favor of ACH.  Drew Isaak capped the scoring for ACH in the fourth quarter, this time with a two-yard run.  He followed with the conversion run as well giving the Warriors a total of 54 points on the game.  Soap Lake scored one more time late in the game and the final score was 54-22.  “I thought we played pretty well for an opening game of the season,” said Walsh, “at this stage there are always things to build on so it was great to get a comfortable win to go with that.”  Isaak led the Warrior attack, rushing for 127 yards while Hunt added 44 yards.  Isaak also completed eight passes in the game for a total of 227 yards and five touchdowns.  Wellhausen was the leading receiver for ACH with four catches for 137 yards and three touchdowns. 

Last week the Warriors didn’t fare as well, hooking up with Liberty Christian at home.  The Patriots are a favorite to win the league title in the SE-1B league and the Warriors were looking forward to the early season, non-league test to see where they were at.  “These types of games are always fun,” said Walsh, “there’s somewhat of a playoff atmosphere because you know that both teams are good, but there’s nothing really on the line because it’s not a league game.”  Unfortunately for the Warriors, things didn’t go as they hoped.  The Patriots scored twice in the first half, taking a 16-0 lead into the locker rooms at half time and then blew it wide open in the third quarter to come away with a 46-0 win over ACH.  “We didn’t execute great,” said Walsh, “we finished with six turnovers in the game, and way too many penalties and that’s not a great recipe for success against a quality opponent.” 

The Warriors look to get back on the winning side of things with another home game this week.  They play Entiat at 7 p.m. this Friday in Coulee City.

The Warriors play Liberty Christian Hanford High School in Richland, WA this Friday.  Game time is at 7:00 p.m.





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