SEASIDE - The most explosive offense on the Oregon Coast was at it again Friday night.
One week after scoring 40 second-half points in a 46-28 win at Newport, the Seaside Gulls scored 35 points in the final two quarters, turning a 21-20 deficit into a 55-21 win over Yamhill-Carlton.
The win at Broadway Field gives the Gulls a 2-1 record, with one nonleague game remaining (Friday, at La Salle).
While Yamhill junior quarterback Zach Anderson was evoking memories of another Anderson (Derek Anderson of Scappoose), the Gulls rolled up 17 first downs and 375 yards in total offense, most of it on the ground.
After Yamhill had taken a 7-6 lead early in the second quarter, Seaside's Will Beatty returned the ensuing kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown.
Anderson threw his second TD pass of the night for a 15-12 lead, but the quick-strike Gulls came right back with a two-play drive, Ed Kauffunger throwing a 70-yard scoring pass to Ryan Spivey.
After one last lead change, Seaside pulled away in the third quarter as Brian Crago returned an interception 44 yards for a touchdown, and moments later Joey Denotta recovered a blocked punt in the end zone.
Denotta later ran 71 yards for another score on a one-play drive. He finished with 135 yards on 16 carries, while workhorse Scott Lucia scored one touchdown and ran for three two-point conversions.
Seaside's defense came up with a key stop on a fourth-and-one play, sacked Anderson twice, recovered a fumble and intercepted two passes.
Dennis Olstedt ran for two touchdowns and intercepted a fourth-quarter pass. Anderson completed 18-of-34 passes for 264 yards.
Astoria 33, Toledo 12TOLEDO - Andy Murray averaged more than 13 yards per carry and scored four touchdowns Friday night at Toledo, leading the Fishermen (3-0) to another easy win, 33-12.
Murray had 146 yards rushing on 11 carries, while teammate Kye Johnson connected on 7-of-14 passes for 91 yards.
Defensively, Astoria's first team unit held Toledo scoreless through three quarters before the Boomers scored a pair of late touchdowns.
Alex Rinell and Darren Carlson each had interceptions for Astoria, while Tom Clark recovered two fumbles.
The Fishermen host No. 1-ranked Wilsonville Friday.
Knappa 32, Neah-Kah-Nie 12ROCKAWAY BEACH - Knappa opened Northwest League play with a 32-12 win at Neah-Kah-Nie Friday night.
Stephen Bokor rumbled for 88 yards on 16 carries and returned a kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown to lead the Loggers, who held a 32-0 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Sean Ferguson (11 carries, 83 yards) and Gary Aho each had first-half TD runs, and Aho added a 33-yard field goal. Mike Fulton scored on a four-yard run early in the fourth period.
Jake Jordan led Neah-Kah-Nie with 118 yards on 13 carries.
Warrenton 43, Portland Christian 30PORTLAND - A career night for Shane Rudduck helped Warrenton pound Portland Christian Friday night, 43-30.
Rudduck ran for two touchdowns, three two-point conversions and 284 yards on 27 carries to lead the Warriors to their league-opening win.
Rudduck's total was the most by a Warrenton running back since Dusty McGrorty ran for 290 vs. Neah-Kah-Nie in 1998.
The Warriors held a 37-14 lead through three quarters on TD runs by Michael O'Casey, Rudduck and Eric Gantenbein; a 14-yard reception by Cody Mullins; and a 68-yard interception return by Brandon Garcia.
Ilwaco 41, Toledo 13TOLEDO, Wash. - Ilwaco's 1-2 punch of Eddie Knick and Alex Martin accounted for 316 yards rushing and four touchdowns in a 41-13 win at Toledo Friday night.
The Fishermen built a quick 14-0 lead after one quarter and led 34-7 at halftime.
Knick had first-half scoring runs of 11 and 86 yards, and Martin added a 33-yarder. Joe Goelz caught a touchdown pass to cap the scoring.
Ilwaco (4-0 overall, 3-0 league) finished with 400 yards rushing on 53 carries. Jarod Schaak caught three passes for 52 yards, intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble.
Naselle 20, Seattle Lutheran 7NASELLE, Wash. - Naselle racked up 341 yards rushing on its way to a 20-7 win over Seattle Lutheran Friday night.
Aoy Marion led the Comets' ground attack with 143 yards rushing on 14 carries, with two touchdowns.
Marion had scoring runs of 23 and 27 yards, and quarterback Kyle Burkhalter added a one-yard TD run.
The Comets improve to 2-2 overall, surpassing their combined win total from the last three years.
Boys SoccerWilsonville 2, Astoria 1WARRENTON - Astoria continued its tough nonleague schedule by hosting Wilsonville Friday at the Lower Columbia Youth Soccer field.
And the Wildcats scored a goal in each half to escape with a 2-1 win over the Fishermen, who were coming off a 0-0 tie with defending state champion La Salle.
Wilsonville held a 1-0 halftime lead before Astoria scored just two minutes into the second half. Micah Schauermann took a pass from Kyle McMullen and pushed a shot past the Wilsonville keeper to tie the game.
The Wildcats scored later in the half off a corner kick to get the win.
Girls SoccerWilsonville 1, Astoria 0WILSONVILLE - Wilsonville's Samantha Boehm scored on a header off a corner kick in the 23rd minute, but that's all the No. 2-ranked Wildcats could get past Astoria keeper Kim Russell Saturday afternoon.
Wilsonville outshot the Fishermen 22-1, but Russell's 17 saves kept the game close, with the Wildcats posting a 1-0 win on their home field.
Maia Fastabend played a big role in organizing Astoria's outstanding defensive effort, as Wilsonville had just four shots on goal inside the penalty area.
Blanchet 2, Seaside 1SALEM - Seaside's first goal didn't hold up, and another was wiped out by an offside call as Blanchet topped the Gulls 2-1 in a nonleague girls soccer game Friday.
Seaside scored 20 minutes into the game when Jackie Bermingham found the net on a header off a cross from Micah Cerelli.
Blanchet scored twice over the remainder of the first half to take the lead, and the two teams went scoreless over the final 40 minutes.
VolleyballAstoria takes thirdAURORA - The Astoria volleyball team advanced to the semifinals of the North Marion Invitational Saturday in Aurora.
After a 25-23, 25-22 win over Corbett in the first round of the championship bracket, Willamina finished Astoria's day with a 25-19, 25-21 win.
Astoria had wins over Cottage Grove (25-17, 25-11) and Woodburn (25-19, 25-1) in pool play, before a loss to Gladstone (11-25, 13-25).
Gulls compete at SistersSISTERS - Seaside had mixed results against some of the state's best volleyball teams in Saturday's tournament at Sisters.
In pool play, the Gulls split with Sisters (25-16, 22-25), lost to Marist (16-25, 22-25) and defeated Phoenix (25-19, 25-9).
Seeded eighth in the championship bracket, the Gulls faced Burns in a first round game, and lost to the Hilanders, 17-25, 20-25.
Burns went on to defeat Estacada in the championship match.
Warrenton takes thirdNESTUCCA - Warrenton defeated Gilchrist 25-12, 25-20 to take third in the Nestucca Invitational Saturday.
The Warriors split with Harrisburg (23-25, 25-23) and knocked off Gilchrist (25-16, 25-22) in pool play before losing to Nestucca (22-25, 23-25) in bracket action, putting Warrenton in the third-place rematch with Gilchrist.