Times Standard (Eureka)
Loggers pick up another victory
Eureka improves to 3-0 with close win over rival Del Norte
BODE BROTHERS LEAD LOGGERS >> Decisive performances from Eureka High’s Bode Brothers put the loggers over the Del Norte High Warriors in their Week 3 duel.
The Loggers prevailed over their hosts with a 26-20 victory which saw the lead change hands until the final minutes of the game. The road win extends the Loggers’ overall record to 3-0.
Eureka struck first and struck hard in the game’s first quarter.
A 43-yard scramble from senior quarterback Hayden Bode put the Loggers on the scoreboard first. Sophomore running back Rogan Bode kept the momentum going for Eureka in the opening 15.
The second-year player caught a pass from older brother Hayden and ran the ball 65 yards to goal to extend their team’s lead. In a fake play minutes later, sophomore quarterback Hans Chalmers connected with the younger Bode brother to put their team up 20-0 into the end of the first quarter.
Del Norte responded to the Loggers’ explosive first quarter with their own efforts.
Junior running back Caleb Dodson ran in two touchdowns.
Overall he carried a total of 29 times for a total of 133 yards in a solid outing for the offensive player.
The Warriors took the lead on a 16-yard throw from quarterback Cooper Maxwell caught by Kaleb Price, putting the score at 22-20 in their favor.
But Eureka’s players kept fighting well into the final quarter.
On a 4th and 6 play with minutes remaining on the clock, Hayden Bode threw a 42-yard hanger which was caught by Rogan Bode as Del Norte’s defense closed in.
The sophomore’s touchdown run after his reception set the final score at 26-20.
Overall, the sophomore Bode ran his three catches to goal and covered 150 yards in the Loggers’ win.
Eureka High will be facing cross-town rivals St. Bernard’s Academy at the Crusaders’ home turf on Saturday at 1 p.m. On their end, Del Norte High will be hosting Fortuna High on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Eureka takes boys’ golf crown
Eureka High School finished the top team in the Humboldt-Del Norte League boys’ golf circuit after five rounds of season play at Crescent City’s Del Norte Golf Course on Monday.
The Loggers tapped for a collective score of 351, ahead of second-place Arcata’s total team score of 386 strokes. St. Bernard’s and Fortuna both recorded 428 at the final hole, for a third-place tie. McKinleyville rounded out the top five with a team total of 450 strokes.
Monday’s win puts EHS at a season final score of 1,763, claiming the top spot in the 2021 H-DNL golf season. Arcata claimed the silver step with 1,942 strokes over the five rounds of play.
Individually, Eureka’s Talon Vigil summed up 84 strokes on his card at the end of the course, tying with Arcata High’s Riley Mosher for first place. The outing marks the third time Vigil lays claim to first place honors during the tour, a remarkable record for the freshman golfer.
St. Bernard’s freshman Jack Kramer came in third with 85 points in a solid performance which included a hole in one. Loggers Hunter Blevins and Julian Goodman closed out the top five positions with 88 strokes each.
There was no room for error in defining the tour’s top golfer. But in the end, Eureka’s Hunter Blevins took the distinction, with 422 total and a drop one score of 330. Vigil claims the next position with a total of 422, but a drop one score of 331. Arcata High’s Kyle Plumley completes the top three with a total of 430 and a drop one score of 339.