WARRENTON — Two 3A schools looking to get better at the 2A level met on the field Friday night in Warrenton.
The results showed that Warrenton Warriors are getting better, and the Creswell Bulldogs are not.
Warrenton built a 21-12 halftime lead, then pulled away in the third quarter for a 41-12 nonleague win over Creswell.
Warrior quarterback Jacob Morrow was 7-for-15 passing, for 158 yards and three touchdowns.
Austin Little was his top target, with four catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Devin Jackson also had a TD reception.
Jackson led the ground attack, rushing for 147 yards on 21 attempts, with three touchdowns. Little added 61 yards on seven carries, and McKenzie Ramsey was 5-for-5 on point-after kicks.
Defensively, notable standouts for the Warriors included Triston Scott, Nic Pior, Mark Warren and Kale’o Kapua.
It was Warrenton’s first win since Sept. 22 of last season, and only their second victory since the 2015 season.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have lost 16 games in a row, going back to 2016.
The Warriors play their first league game as a member of the Northwest League later this week, when they host Portland Christian.