The Aberdeen vs. Hoquiam football game that has been held now for 109 years is a “must see” for most of our tight knit community, although the outcome was not in the Bobcats favor this time– its known as the Myrtle Street Rivalry. All records are thrown out the window in this match-up as bragging rights for the year are on the line and this year it’s a league game in the Evergreen 1A/2A combo league. On Thursday, both schools came out with annual pranks against the other school. For Hoquiam, someone vandalized the Aberdeen High School Spirit Rock according to online posts, while Aberdeen students once again gathered to throw “Johnny Hoquiam” on the fire.
Tyler White rushed for 198 yards and four touchdowns. An aggressive Grizzly defense did the rest in a 34-0 conquest of the Bobcats in the 109th renewal of the trans-Myrtle Street football rivalry at fog-shrouded Stewart Field. One effect of the Bobcat turnovers was that they gave the Grizzly offense a short field with which to operate. Hoquiam’s first three scoring drives covered 12, 27 and 12 yards. The Grizzlies carried eight successive times on a 48-yard drive to open the third quarter, taking it in on a 5-yard run, White’s final touchdown might have been his most impressive, as he executed a nifty spin move to escape tacklers on a pitch-out to the left.
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- Aberdeen vs. Hoquiam – 2014