The Mammoth Huskies fell to Kern Valley, 44-26, Friday night at Gault/McClure Stadium, but it wasn't for lack of trying — especially by senior tailback Tyler Wormhoudt.
Injured a week ago with a sprained knee, Wormhoudt was cleared to play on Wednesday, and boy, did he play on Friday night.
The Huskies' running back picked up a whopping 269 yards on the ground, on 31 attempts. That averages 8.7 yards a carry. He scored three touchdowns, too, In addition, he returned five kicks for 220 yards, totaling 489 all purpose yards.
But it wasn't enough.
Kern put 37 points on the board in the first quarter and needed just a single touchdown in the third quarter to reach its final total. Mammoth scored 13 in the first quarter, seven in the third and six in the fourth.
On defense, Mammoth's Nate Liuag amassed nine tackles and two assists, while senior Ricky Hamilton made seven tackles and two assists.
Next up for the Huskies (0-2) is the Rivalry Game at Bishop on Friday evening, Sept. 7. The Broncos (0-1) were idle this past weekend.