HOQUIAM, WA — Aberdeen took control early and never let up.
The Aberdeen Bobcats crushed the Hoquiam Grizzlies 36-2 on Friday night. Olympic Stadium saw more than 7,000 fans witness that game that’s part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.
The rivalry is one of the oldest in Washington, as it began in 1906. Aberdeen leads the all-time series 68-35-5 despite having lost the last two matchups. Aberdeen, which had lost two straight in the series, received the Myrtle Street Trophy.
Quarterback Veek Cheema accounted for 172 total yards and two scores and was named the Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player. He helped Aberdeen amass more than twice as much offense as Hoquiam.
The Bobcats recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and scored on the ensuing possession to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Aberdeen (1-1) is at Centralia on Friday night, while Hoquiam (0-2) hosts Montsano the same night.
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