Connon Halonen rushed for 224 yards with three touchdowns and visiting Gonzaga Prep advanced to a State 4A quarterfinal game with a 35-21 first-round win over Moses Lake on Friday.
Halonen also went 5 of 6 for 157 yards with a 78-yard touchdown pass-and-run to Sam Lockett. Lockett finished with three catches for 127 yards.
The ninth-ranked Bullpups (9-2) will face No. 2 Richland (11-0), a 62-28 winner over West Valley (Yakima), next weekend.
“We battled through a lot of mistakes,” coach Dave McKenna said. “I’m proud of the way our kids continued to compete.”
G-Prep built a 21-14 lead at intermission and limited the Chiefs to one score in the second half.
“We definitely came up with some stops in the second half,” McKenna said.
The Bullpups outgained Moses Lake 519-280, and the Chiefs turned it over three times.
Brandon Griffith led Moses Lake with 136 yards passing with three scores. Moses Lake came into the game on a six-game winning streak.