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Peninsula Daily News

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Preps Football Standings As of Nov. 6 Olympic League Conf. Overall x-Sequim 7-0 9-1 x-Port Angeles 6-1 9-1 x-Kingston 5-2 6-4 Bremerton(3A) 3-4 4-5 x-North Mason 3-4 4-5 Olympic 2-5 3-7 North Kitsap 1-6 1-9 Klahowya 0-6 0-9 x- Clinched playoff berth Tuesday’s Game Interlake 55, North Mason 34 Friday’s Game Franklin Pierce 67, Olympic 19 Steilacoom 54, North Kitsap 36 Fife 50, Klahowya 0 Saturday’s Games Lindbergh 41, Kingston 20 Sequim 42, Washington 22 Port Angeles 28, Sumner 21 1A/2B Nisqually League x-Cascade Christ. 7-0 9-0 x-Orting 5-2 5-5 x-Chimacum 4-3 5-5 x-Vashon Island 3-4 4-6 Cedar Park Christ. 3-4 5-4 Charles Wright 3-4 4-4 Life Christian 3-4 4-5 Port Townsend 0-7 0-9 x- Clinched playoff berth Tuesday’s Game Vashon Island wins four-way miniplayoff with Cedar Park, Charles Wright and Life Christian Friday’s Games Nooksack Valley 21, Chimacum 7 King’s 53, Orting 12 Saturday’s Games Meridian 55, Vashon Island 0 Southwest Washington League Evergreen Division Conf. Overall x-Montesano 7-0 10-0 x-Onalaska 5-2 7-2 x-Hoquiam 4-3 6-4 x-Rainier 4-3 5-5 Elma 4-3 5-4 Tenino 3-4 3-6 Rochester 1-6 1-8 Forks 0-7 0-9 x- Clinched playoff berth Friday’s Games No. 5 Montesano 42, Toledo 0 Stevenson 39, Rainier 21 Ridgefield vs. Onalaska, not avail. Hoquiam 26, LaCenter 20 Northwest Football League Conf. Overall x-Lummi 6-0 8-1 x-Neah Bay 6-1 7-2 x-Quilcene 5-2 6-3 Evergreen Luth.(2B) 4-3 4-3 x-Muckleshoot 3-3 3-3 Crescent 2-5 3-5 Clallam Bay 1-6 1-7 Highland Christian 0-7 0-7 x- Clinched playoff berth Friday’s Games Neah Bay 68, Clallam Bay 20 Lummi at Muckleshoot, not avail. Saturday’s Games Quilcene 60, Crescent 14

Continued from B1

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Sequim defenders Michael Ballard, from left, Drew Rickerson and Issac Yamamoto gang tackle Washington running back Sergey Yevchev for a four-yard loss during a district playoff game Saturday at North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo.

Wolves: At state once again Continued from B1 know,” Wiker said. “They could be running by TuesThe latter was typical day or we could have five Catelli, with the 6-foot-3 starters out.” Those injuries, combined defensive end swatting a pass at the line, catching it with Wiker emptying his and then returning it 23 bench, led to an uninspired yards into the end zone. second half showing from “He’s just very athletic. the Wolves when they were He can make things like outscored 14-0. that happen,” Wiker said He’s also one of many Second-half yardage Wolves’ starters who might Washington (4-6) gained not play next week. He was knocked out of much of its 340 total yards the game with an apparent during that time, with rib injury, while senior Sequim putting together starters Preston McFarlen, just one scoring threat early Chris Dahl and Joey Hall in the third quarter. also went down throughout That ended when quarterback Drew Rickerson the course of the game. “We could have five guys was intercepted in the end out or none. I really don’t zone.

“We played well in the Wolves, with three other first half, but once we got up receivers catching passes. I was definitely frustrated,” Sequim 42, Washington 22 Yamamoto said. “You can’t go up and con- Washington 0 8 6 8—22 22 20 0 0— 42 tinue to let teams come Sequim First Quarter back. A good example is last SE—Catelli 3 run (Koonz kick) year with Burlington-Edi- SE—Catelli 23 interception return (Catelli run) son [when Sequim nearly SE—McFarlen 3 punt return (Koonz kick) Second Quarter let a big lead slip away]. SE—Yamamoto 10 run (Rickerson run) “You just can’t let teams SE—Yamamoto 8 run (kick no good) come back. You’ve got to put SE—Yamamoto 27 run (kick no good) WA—Bunn 6 pass from Mezias (Yevchev run) them away.” Third Quarter Rickerson completed WA—Weems 25 run (Run failed) Fourth Quarter 11-of-17 passes for 116 WA—Bedker 2 run (Yevchev pass from Mezias) yards and two intercepIndividual Stats Rushing— SE: Yamamoto 17-173, Catelli 1-3, tions. Wiker 4-(minus 2), Rickerson 9-(minus 11). WA: It broke a six-game Yevchev 21-91, Weems 6-62, Davis 12-38, Mezias streak for the senior with 1-13, Bedker 6-12. over 198 yards passing and Passing—SE: Rickerson 11-17-2, 116. WA: Mezias 12-20-1, 124; Yevchev 0-1-0, 0. at least two touchdowns. Receiving— SE: Hall 5-87, Yamamoto 3-17, ForHall caught five passes shaw 2-9, Ballard 1-3. WA: Bunn 4-51, Richard 3-31, for 87 yards to lead the Davis 1-25, Yevchev 2-8, Weems 1-7, Gamboa 1-2.

Neah Bay, Quilcene win B football games Peninsula Daily News

NEAH BAY — The Neah Bay Red Devils (6-1, 7-2) finished their football season strong with a 68-20 win against Clallam Bay (1-6, 1-8) on Friday night. “It was a hard-hitting, hard-fought football game,” Clallam Bay coach Cal Ritter said. The Red Devil defense was able to hold the Bruins to only three touchdowns in the game and allowed their offense to pull away for the victory. Josiah Greene had a total of 254 offensive yards and five touchdowns for the Red Devils while Titus Pascua rushed for 139 yards on five carries.

Pascua has totaled 1,038 date being decided on Monyards for the season on the day. Neah Bay beat Quilcene ground. Clallam Bay’s John Tea- twice already this year. chout had a total of 148 offensive yards, scoring two Neah Bay 68, Clallam Bay 20 touchdowns on the ground Clallam Bay 30 16 22 — 20 14 6 0 — 68 while Luke Wonderly had Neah Bay First Quarter the third and final touch- CB—Teachout 27 run (conversion good) down for the Bruins in the NB—J. Greene 49 run (Pascua run) CB—Teachout 55 run (conversion failed) second quarter. NB—J. Greene 23 run (McCaulley run) “We came together as a NB—J. Greene 16 yard interception TD (run failed) run (pass good) team at the end of the sea- NB—J. Greene 68Second Quarter son,” Ritter said. “We are a CB—Wonderly 26 run (conversion failed) NB—Halttunen 70 kick return TD (McCaulley run) different football team.” (pass good) Clallam Bay ends its NB—Pascua 36 runThird Quarter season, graduating its start- NB—Pascua 37 run (J. Greene run) Greene 62 pass from J. Greene (McCaulley ing quarterback and both NB—Z. run) running backs. NB—Manuel 9 run (game over) Stats Neah Bay continues on Rushing— CB:Individual Teachout 9-107, Wonderly 10-58. to the postseason, facing NB: J. Greene 7-141, Pascua 5-139. Passing—CB: A. Ritter 3-10-1, 72. NB: J. Greene Quilcene in the first round 5-7-0, 113. in Silverdale with the game Receiving—CB: Teachout 2-41, Wonderly 1-31.

Quilcene 60, Crescent 14 QUILCENE — The Rangers had no problems against the Loggers on Saturday as they move on to the playoffs. “It was a learning year, and we just don’t have the experience yet,” Crescent coach Tim Rooney said. “We will be ready to go for next year.” Brandon Bancroft had a big game for Quilcene with 170 offensive yards and three touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, Bancroft had three interceptions, taking one back 100 yards for another score. Joey Barnes ran for 71 yards on 21 carries, caught

three passes for 100 yards and scored both of Crescent’s touchdowns. On defense, Barnes had eight tackles while Austin Hutto had six tackles and two sacks. The Rangers head into the postseason facing Neah Bay in Silverdale for the first round, having lost to them twice already this season. The game will be played either Friday or Saturday, to be announced Monday. Quilcene 60, Crescent 14 Crescent Quilcene

8 6 0 0— 14 16 22 16 6— 60 Individual Stats Rushing— Q: Schreier 14-224, Bancroft 14-140. C: Barnes 21-71. Passing—Q: Bancroft 1-3-0, 30. C: Findley 4-112, 118. Receiving—C: Barnes 3-100.

Riders: Port Angeles in state playoffs Continued from B1 “We’re just excited,” Port Angeles coach Tom Wahl said. “We’re looking forward to it and we’re looking forward to another week of practice.” “I’m just so proud of the guys. They responded and they played well and they showed me some heart. “They showed me that they want to play for another week at least.” Port Angeles rebounded from a 41-0 loss to archrival Sequim a week ago with just the sort of physical, bend-but-don’t break effort that had it 8-0 to begin the season. Despite surrendering 247 rushing yards on 57 carries to Sumner, the Rider defense came up big when it mattered the most. That included six tackles for a loss when the scores was tied at 21 during the fourth quarter. Of course, one of those wasn’t really a tackle, since it came on an inadvertent kneel down by punter/quarterback Aaron Clark at the Sumner 22-yard line with 3:19 left. Port Angeles took advantage of the break, marching 17 yards in six plays for the game winning score on Walker’s 8-yard run on third-and-goal.


“It was a boot, but we knew we were going to run it,” said Walker, who also drew the Spartans offsides on a critical fourth-and-4 during the drive with a hard count. “There were some great blocks and I just ran right into the end one untouched. “Words can’t describe how I felt.” Walker finished the game with 194 yards of total of offense, throwing for 97 yards and three touchdowns on 8-of-18 passing and running for another 97 on 17 carries. Ian Ward added 36 yards and two touchdowns on three receptions and Cody Sullivan 47 total yards for the Riders, who had 257 yards to Sumner’s 308. For a team that was outgained by 322 just a week before by Sequim, the difference was a big improvement. “The first few days of practice this week were kind of sluggish,” Walker said. “Then Thursday and Friday and half of Wednesday we started to pick it up real good, and it showed on the field [Saturday].” Sumner had a pair of rushers go for more than 100 yards, with Cody Haavick (23 carries, 120 yards and one TD) and Tyler Salisbury (20-114) each

breaking the century mark. Yet when the Spartans needed those ground yards in the fourth quarter the Port Angeles defense stiffened, limiting Sumner to just four first downs on its last four drives. “It was tough to read [Sumner’ run game] at first,” defensive lineman David Woods said. “But once we actually got going, we just played tough defense and hit as hard as we can.” The Spartans’ groundand-pound intentions were clear from the start. Driving 89 yards on 17 plays, 15 of which were runs, Sumner marched methodically down the field on its first possession. Clark muscled his way into the end zone on a 1-yard quarterback sneak on fourth-and-goal. Port Angeles responded with scoring drives on three of its next four possessions in the second quarter, all capped by Walker touchdown passes. The junior signal caller first dumped off a screen pass to Sullivan, who followed a convoy of blockers 19 yards into the end zone to answer Sumner’s score. Walker intercepted Clark on the Spartans’ next drive, then found Ward in the back of the end zone eight plays later for an 8-yard scoring

pass. Clark hit Haavick for a 28-yard scoring pass on Sumner’s ensuing drive, but was intercepted a possession later by Rickie Porter. Walker converted that into a touchdown again, hooking up with Ward on back-to-back plays for 28 yards during a six-play 56-yard drive. The last was a 10-yard touchdown pass for a 21-14 halftime lead. “[Ward] was just running really good routes and our offensive line was giving me a lot of time,” said Walker, who completed 7 of 12 passes during the first half for 77 yards. “He flashed open and I just delivered the ball to him.” Sumner tied the game at 21 on its second possession of the third quarter, going 70 yards on 10 straight run plays capped by a Haavick 6-yard run. The team exchanged possessions five more times before the Rider defense overcame its own roughingthe-punter penalty to force another punt. That’s when Clark accidently kneeled on the turf to field a low long snap at the Sumner 22. Port Angeles took over on downs, and six plays later Walker scored his dramatic touchdown. Sumner’s desperation

drive ended on an incomplete pass at the horn, sending the Port Angeles sideline into a frenzy. A week after the lowest of lows — a 41-point loss to their rivals — the Riders were riding high once again. “It was really hard for all of us [after the Sequim loss], not just the players the coaches too,” Wahl said. “We were all doubting ourselves some last week. It took us four days to finally snap out of it and finally get back on task as a team. “They came back, they showed that tonight they came to play. They didn’t let down, and I’m really proud of them.” Port Angeles 28, Sumner 21. Sumner 7 7 7 0— 21 Port Angeles 0 21 0 7— 28 First Quarter SU—Clark 1 run (DeVries kick) Second Quarter PA—Sullivan 19 pass from Walker (kick no good) PA—Ward 8 pass from Walker (Porter pass from Walker) SU—Haavick 28 pass from Clark (DeVries kick) PA—Ward 10 pass from Walker (Hansen kick) Third Quarter SU—Haavick 6 run (DeVries kick) Fourth Quarter PA—Walker 8 run (Hansen kick) Individual Stats Rushing— PA: Walker 17-97, Sullivan 8-28, Sewell 4-26, Porter 2-9. SU: Haavick 23-120, Salisbury 20-114, Clark 14-13. Passing—PA: Walker 8-18-0, 97. SU: Clark 5-162, 61. Receiving— PA: Ward 3-36, Wheeler 2-30, Porter 2-12, Sullivan 1-19. SU: Haavick 2-26, Abolins 2-25, Unlisted player 1-10.

And true to form, it was Nooksack’s plus-two turnover edge (5 to 3) that was the difference amid Friday night’s steady drizzle. Nooksack outgained Chimacum by just 53 yards on the night (339-283), with all but eight Pioneer points coming after Cowboy giveaways in the first half. “I don’t think it was the stage. I don’t think it was the elements,” Meacham said. “Sometimes, those things happen. “And that’s a good team over there, too. We’re not going to take anything away from Nooksack. It just didn’t go our way today.” Quarterback Tyler Perry accounted for 260 yards of offense on the game, running both Pioneer touchdowns on 10- and 32-yard scampers. The senior showed few ill effects from a leg injury suffered a month ago, throwing for 160 yards on 17-of-24 passing with two interceptions and running for 100 yards on 15 carries. “We thought that what [Perry] did was going to be the strength tonight,” Nooksack head coach Robb Myhre said. “And it ended up being [that way].” Both of Perry’s scoring runs came on designed quarterback draws, with his 32-yard cutback run in the second quarter giving the Pioneers a 10-0 lead. That play came just three snaps after a bobbled Cowboys punt snap gave Nooksack the ball inside Chimacum’s 35-yard line. After the Cowboys gave the ball away for the fourth time in the first half — on a fumbled kickoff return — Nooksack’s Erik Swanson tacked on his second field goal from 29 yards out for a 13-0 halftime lead. “It’s hard to have ourselves shoot ourselves in the foot like that when we could have come out a little bit better,” Manix said. “Maybe the outcome would have been different, maybe not, but it’s hard.” Manix played hurt as well on Friday, running for a team-high 86 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries despite separating his shoulder in last week’s win over Port Townsend. The senior’s 10-yard touchdown run on the Cowboys’ first possession of the second half put the score at 13-7. “It was painful the whole time, but it wasn’t worth missing a game, especially the last game,” said Manix, who got up slowly after a handful of carries during the game. “This was the last chance I was going to get to play, and my team needed me.” After Manix recovered a Nooksack Valley fumble on the Pioneers’ ensuing drive, Chimacum had all the momentum. Yet three plays later, quarterback Mason Moug was popped just as he crossed midfield and coughed up the ball into the hands of a Nooksack defender. “They were better than what I saw on film,” Myhre said of Chimacum. “Our first comment three plays into it was, ‘Boy, they are faster than what we thought.’” Moug finished the game with 184 yards through the air on 8-of-15 passing with one interception. He drove the Cowboys into Pioneer territory two more times in the fourth quarter, but each time the drive stalled. The Pioneers’ constant pressure — Nooksack dropped Moug for a loss eight times in the game, and five times in the second half — had a lot to do with that. Nooksack V. 21, Chimacum 7 Chimacum 0 0 7 0— 7 Nooksack Valley 3 10 0 8— 21 First Quarter NV—Swanson 20 field goal Second Quarter NV—Tyl. Perry 32 run (Swanson kick) NV—Swanson 29 field goal Third Quarter CH—Manix 8 run (Brown-Bishop kick) Fourth Quarter NV—Tyl. Perry 10 run (Handy from Tyl.. Perry) Individual Stats Rushing— CH: Manix 10-86, McConnell 7-38, Settlemire 4-12, Hare 1-6, Brown-Bishop 1-(minus 14), Moug 13-(minus 37). NV: Tyl. Perry 15-100, Myhre 9-34, Cragle 6-23, Torres 1-13. Passing—CH: Moug 8-15-1, 184. NV: Tyl. Perry 17-24-2, 160; Myhre 1-7-0, 9. Receiving— CH: Settlemire 2-79, McConnell 3-54, Toepper 1-29, Brown-Bishop 1-22, Manix 1-0. NV: VanderVliet 4-65, Handy 4-43, Handy 5-32, Myhre 4-18, Cragle 1-11.