PENDLETON — The Columbia County Operators’ sideline steamed as Pendleton’s Nathan Boozer barreled across the tryline for the second time in the game’s first 15 minutes.
Boozer’s tries gave the Pendleton Sasquatch rugby team a 12-5 lead on the visitors from St. Helens. He was elusive, but with the kind size that helped him break tackles while charging up the field.
For the remaining 55 minutes of the match, though, the Operators turned Boozer into a ghost, limiting his success and with it, the Sasquatch scoring. Columbia County rallied for six straight tries to pull away for a 62-17 victory Saturday at Grecian Heights Park in Pendleton.