Nooksack Valley used a big first half to roll by the Oak Harbor High School football team 41-13 in the season finale Friday, Nov. 8, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.
The Pioneers (3-7) raced to a 35-0 lead at the break, thanks in part to bookend scoring plays in the first half. Dane Winter bolted 71 yards to score on Nooksack Valley’s first offensive play of the game, and Branden Leyba scored on the half’s final play with a pick-6.
The Pioneers were the only team from the four-school Northwest Conference 1A division to not reach the playoffs. The division showed it muscle Friday; the other three teams all won by at least 41 points in the district tournament.
Oak Harbor quarterback Kaito White led the Wildcat offense, hitting 16 of 32 passes for 198 yards.
Tristan Wasden caught four passes for 32 yards, Landon Cantrell snared three for 67 yards and Will Rankin hauled in three for 59 yards.