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Pullman looks to tighten the pack on the road against Okanagan

Greyhounds looking for a statement win on the road against the Bulldogs
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BRANDON WILLMAN
Pullman High School walks out before playing against Rogers, Sept. 22, in Pullman, Wash.

The Pullman Greyhounds (2-2) will look to rebound against the Okanogan Bulldogs (4-0) in a non-league, neutral-site matchup. The game will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Soap Lake High School. Okanogan is in the 2B classification for the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association and is a part of the Central Washington B league. 

Pullman comes off a tough home loss to the Rogers Pirates, losing 40-20. The Greyhounds had no solution for Rogers’ quarterback Aaron Kinsey on the ground, as Kinsey found the endzone with his feet three times before halftime Friday. 

The Greyhounds will be eager to bounce back on the road and take care of business against the Bulldogs, a non-GSL (Greater Spokane League) opponent. 

Okanogan is perfect this season so far, beating Columbia High School (Burbank), Selah High School, Omak High School, and Jenkins High School (Chewelah). 

The Bulldogs won all four of these games in blowout fashion, owning a scoring differential of 160 points to start the season. 

Okanogan was the state runner-up in 2B last year, losing to Napavine in the title game. According to Todd Milles for SB Live Sports, the Bulldogs are predicted to win the Central Washington 2B league and have 2B title expectations. 

Before the season Okanogan moved quarterback Carter Kuchenbuch to tight end.

Kuchenbuch is a huge target at 6 feet, 5 inches tall and 230 pounds, and will be a key player to watch for the Bulldogs. The junior tight end will be a massive threat in both the blocking department and in the air. 

Pullman quarterback and defensive back Caleb Northcroft will be a key player in this game, as the Greyhounds will need to find an offensive rhythm again. The senior signal-caller will look to improve upon a turnover-heavy game against Rogers last Friday. 

Greyhound running back Brady Coulter had several solid carries and grabs out of the backfield against the Pirates. Coulter will look to be that same security blanket for Northcroft on the road in Okanogan. 

Okanogan is ranked number five in the WIAA 2B class RPI rankings heading into this matchup. Pullman is at the number 35 spot in the 2A class rankings.

This game is vital for Pullman as they currently sit at an even record of 2-2, and momentum in either direction could help determine the way the season plays out. 

The game will be broadcast via the NFHS Network’s stream, and will take place at 4 p.m. Friday at Soap Lake High School.

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Zach is a junior multimedia journalism major from Clarkston, Washington. He likes football and grew up going to Cougar football games.
BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor
Brandon Willman is a junior multimedia journalism student from Vancouver, Washington. He started working as a sportswriter for the Daily Evergreen in Fall 2022 and worked as copy editor in spring 2023. Brandon was elected to be the Editor-in-chief starting in summer 2023 and served in the position from May 2023 to February 2023 before transitioning to the role of multimedia editor. He enjoys watching sports, backpacking, and watching horror movies.