Molalla finishes football season with win
The Molalla High football team called it a season on a big note Oct. 29, handing the North Marion Huskies a 41-0 thrashing.
The Indians got off to a quick start and kept their foot on the peddle the whole way. Benjamin Olsen got things started in the first quarter with an 11-yard run to make it 6-0. Then the hits just kept on playing.
Isaac Klementis scored on a two-yard pass form Mason King, then caught the two-point conversion to make it 14-0, then Jacob Watson hauled in a 23-yard pass from King to make it 20-0 after one quarter.
King would throw for 152 yards on 10-of-15 passing, including a trio of touchdowns.
Molalla extended its lead to 27-0 by halftime courtesy of King's third scoring pass, this time of 14 yards to Tyson Ferrell.
Molalla put the game away in the third quarter with a one-yard run from Chase Martin and a two-yard plunge from Matthew Mueller.
Mueller led the rushing attack with 71 yards on 15 carries, while Olsen added 30 on the ground. Klementis led the receiving corps with 61 yards on six catches, while Watson added 55 yards on two.
Molalla's defense was doing some work, too. The Indians held North Marion to 80 total yards on 47 plays, while the offense accumulated 295 total yards on the night.
The win lifted Molalla's league record to 2-3 overall.
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