High School Football

Nooksack Valley finishes season on high note

The Nooksack Valley football team ended its 2014 season in impressive fashion, beating Sultan by 48-18 in a non-playoff crossover game..

The Pioneers (5-5) were strong on both sides of the ball, scoring almost at whim and stifling the Turks defensively.

Nooksack’s offense favored a dynamic passing attack, throwing for 312 yards through the air. Senior quarterback Tanner Myhre threw for 242 yards and four touchdowns, with only a single interception. He also ran for 120 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

“This was a special night for the seniors,” Pioneers coach Robb Myhre said. “This is a group of players that we are really going to miss.”

Junior Connor Beard had 93 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including a 60 yarder of the arm of senior Adam Mydland in the second quarter.

Senior Brady Wood was the Pioneer’s most targeted receiver, as he caught five passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Adam Mydland had 82 rushing yards.

Nooksack’s defense complemented their offense nicely, holding the Turks to only 11 points through three quarters. Sultan was never able to get any momentum going, with only 75 yards rushing and 136 through the air.

The Pioneers defense also forced one interception and two fumbles to cap off an all-around impressive performance.

“This win means a lot to us,” Robb Myhre said. “This was a great success to finish out our season. These seniors are class act kids and great football players.”

Sultan 3 8 0 7 18
Nooksack Valley 7 21 20 0 48

First quarter

Sul — Joshua Gonzalez 27-yard FG

NV— Tanner Myhre 10 pass to Connor Beard (Beard kick)

Second quarter

NV— Josh Gimmaka 25 pass from Myhre (Beard kick)

NV— Myhre 3 run (Beard kick )

NV— Beard 60 pass from Adam Mydland (Beard kick good)

Sul —Kolton Anderson 13 pass from Tanner Belcher (Belcher run)

Third quarter

NV— Myhre 65 run (Beard kick)

NV— Brady Wood 38 pass from Myhre (kick failed)

NV— Joshua Gimmake 11 pass from Myhre (Beard kick)

Fourth quarter

Sul —Noah Fleming 3 run (Joshua Gonzalez kick)

Sul NV
First downs 10 18
Rushing Att-yards 21-75 27-279
Comp-Att-Int 10-17-1 16-26-1
Passing yards 136 312
Penalties-yards 6-35 3-35
Fumbles-lost 4-2 2-1

Individual leaders

RUSHING — Sultan: Jamell Carroll Jr. 6-8, Ryan Senner 6-20, James Mackenzie 4-3, Noah Fleming 3-12, Tanner Belcher 1-20, Tanner Sentman 1-12. Nooksack Valley: Tanner Myhre 7-120, Adam Mydland 9-82, Lathan Halaapiapi 2-15, Blake Williams 1-2, Ryan Gelwicks 2-15, William Kingma 1-5, Joe McNeely 3-24, Brady Wood 1-6, Connor Beard 1-10.

PASSING — Sultan: Tanner Belcher 9-17-1-113, TD, Alex Perrigo 1-1-0-23. Nooksack Valley: Tanner Myhre 14-24-1-242, Adam Mydland 1-1-0-60, Joe McNeely 1-1-0-10.

RECEIVING — Sultan: James Mackenzie 1-25, Jamell Carroll Jr. 2-10, Kolton Anderson 5-70, Joshua Gonzalez 1-8, Phoenix McGuire 1-23. Nooksack: Brady Wood 5-103, Connor Beard 3-93, William Kingma 1-15, Joshua Gimmaka 5-52, Adam Mydland 1-39, Parker Schram 1-10.

Credit for Josh Gimmaka’s second-quarter touchdown, Nooksack Valley’s team rushing statistics and completions, Connor Beard’s rushing statistics, Tanner Myhre’s pass completions and receiving totals for Brady Wood, Connor Beard, Gimmaka and Parker Schram corrected on Nov. 10, 2014.