The Astoria Fishermen survived a furious effort by the Seaside Seagulls and pulled out a dramatic 44-38 overtime win on Thursday night at John Warren Field. Senior RB Wyatt Wullger’s twisting 6 yard run in the first overtime gave the Fishermen their third straight victory as they stayed unbeaten in Cowapa League play at 3-0.
Senior QB Jeramy Poyer led the way for the Fishermen by throwing for two scores and running for three and intercepting a pass. Junior WR/DB Nick Strange caught two TD passes, had two interceptions and a fumble recovery as well for Astoria.
Sophomore RB Calvin Pollard scored three rushing TDs for the visiting Gulls in the back and forth affair.
The Fishermen had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but the Gulls blocked sophomore Michael Johansen’s 31 yard field goal attempt to force overtime.
In the first overtime Astoria’s defense stuffed the Gulls on three straight rushes inside the 1 yard line, setting the stage for Wullger to finish off the win on the ensuing possession.
The Fishermen host Banks next Friday night (Oct. 18th) at John Warren Field.
Astoria, OR – The Astoria Fishermen used a balanced attack to beat the Tillamook Cheesemakers 32-22 on Friday night in Tillamook in Cowapa League action. With the win the Fishermen improved to 2-0 in Cowapa League play.
Senior QB Jeramy Poyer led the way for the Fishermen by throwing for two scores and running for two as well. Senior RB Wyatt Wullger added a TD reception, to back up his fine night of work on the ground.
Astoria’s opening possession of the game came after a defensive stand that stopped the Mooks at the Fishermen 4 yard line. Astoria marched 96 yards in 14 plays and finished the drive off with a 12-yard TD pass from Poyer to junior WR Nick Strange. Astoria would score on four of their five first half possessions in building a 22-14 lead at recess.
Sophomore kicker Michael Johanseon added a pair of field goals from 32 and 37 yards to help pace the Fishermen attack.
Astoria sealed the victory with a drive that took 8:11 off the clock late in the fourth as they won their second straight game.
The Fishermen host Seaside this Thursday night at John Warren Field in the Clatsop Clash.
On a beautiful North Coast Friday evening the Astoria Fishermen played their first game in a month on the gridiron and pounded the Yamhill-Cartlon Tigers 41-13 in the Cowapa League opener for each team at John Warren Field
Senior QB Jeramy Poyer led the way for the Fishermen with 158 yards on 10 carriers, including a 65 yard TD scamper on the second play for scrimmage. Astoria totaled 303 yards rushing as senior RB Wyatt Wullger added 80 yards on 10 carries.
The Fishermen opened up a 21-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back, cruising to the homecoming win as they are now 1-0 in league action.
Junior WR Nick Strange helped Astoria get great field position all game by averaging 24.2 yards per punt return on five opportunities.
The Astoria defense put the clamps on the Tigers offense, led by a seven tackle performance by junior Chris Leonardi.
The Fishermen travel to Tillamook this Friday night.