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PENINSULA DAILY NEWS for Monday, November 4, 2013 SECTION




Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch leaps to try and avoid a tackle from Tampa Bay cornerback Leonard Johnson.

Hawks survive Bucs in OT


Crescent receiver Martin Waldrip (11) just misses a pass as Lopez defender Harrison Goodrich (32) closes in. The Loggers ended their season with a 56-6 loss.

Loggers fall to Lopez Lobos will play a pigtail game at Quilcene today PENINSULA DAILY NEWS


SEATTLE — Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch made the plays to help the Seattle Seahawks pull off the greatest comeback in franchise history against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was just another ugly win during the best start in Seattle’s history. Steven Hauschka kicked a 27-yard field goal with 8:11 left in overtime, and the Seahawks overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 on Sunday. Trailing 21-0, Seattle improved to 8-1, but it was far from easy against the winless Buccaneers. Russell Wilson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 1:51 left in regulation to pull the Seahawks even. Wilson then led Seattle on a nine-play, 51-yard drive in overtime capped by Hauschka’s winner. Seattle tied the franchise record with its 12th straight home victory, which coincides with Wilson being a perfect 12-0 at home as Seattle’s starter. But after being pushed to the final yard on the final play last Monday at St. Louis, the Seahawks had to fight through another sloppy effort to knock off a double-digit underdog. Tampa Bay fell to 0-8 for the first time since 1985 when the Buccaneers started the season 0-9. They pushed Seattle around at the line of scrimmage, watched Mike Glennon manage the game well and saw Mike James rush for a career-best 158 yards.

Defense steps up But Seattle’s defense started getting stops in the second half, the Seahawks overcame two interceptions in the red zone and Lynch overcame a sore knee to have his best game of the season. It was Seattle’s first overtime home game since losing to San Francisco 33-30 early in the 2008 season. But they had already pulled out one major comeback that was capped in overtime earlier this season at Houston in a 23-20 win, and did it again on Sunday. The previous best comeback for Seattle came in 1995 when the Seahawks fell behind 20-0 midway through the second quarter at Denver and rallied for a 31-27 victory. Wilson finished 19 of 26 for 219 yards and two touchdowns. He stood in against countless blitzes from the Bucs defense and made key completions in the second half. Lynch finished with 125 yards on 21 carries. He missed time in the first half with a sore knee then returned to average 6 yards per carry. Glennon was 17 of 23 for 168 yards and two touchdowns. TURN



JOYCE — Taking a cue from the weather, Lopez Island rained on Crescent’s homecoming football game by the score of 56-6 in Northwest Football League action. The Lobos will make their second trip to the North Olympic Peninsula in three days for a pigtail game against Quilcene today at 2 p.m. Against the young Loggers on Saturday, Lopez demon-

Prep Football strated why it is considered one of the top 1B teams in the state. The Lobos jumped out to a quick 20-0 lead after one quarter of play, yet in the early going, Crescent was making Lopez work for everything it achieved. “Take away three big firstquarter plays and the game turns out differently,” Loggers coach Darrell Yount said. “Now, does that change the

outcome? Our offense was struggling to convert third downs, so probably not, but our defense was hanging with them. “We were getting the stops we needed and then, boom, they break one off and the score gets ugly in a hurry.” It has been a familiar scenario for Crescent, with over half its roster made up of eighth graders and freshmen. “Our learning curve has been so steep,” Yount said. “It just takes a lot of dedication, time and perseverance to learn the complexities of this game. “We’re really young and inexperienced.” TURN


Redskins make district playoffs BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend advanced to the 1A Tri-District playoffs by beating Life Christian Academy for the second time in three weeks. The Redskins put the Eagles away with a 18-point fourth quarter to win 38-6 at Memorial Field on Saturday night. TURN




Sequim 2nd at league tourney Districts next for Wolves, PA PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

SEQUIM — For the second time this season, Sequim took undefeated North Kitsap to a fifth set. But for the second time, the Vikings prevailed. This time at the Olympic League volleyball tournament at Sequim High School. The only other team to push North Kitsap (8-0, 18-0) to five sets, Klahowya on Oct. 1. The Wolves claim the league’s second seed at the 2A West Central District tournament at Franklin Pierce High School this weekend. They will have a first-round bye, and play Saturday at noon against the winner between Foster and Fife. By winning its first game Sequim guarantees itself a spot in the state tournament. After losing the first set in the league championship game, the Wolves took a 2-1 lead by taking the next two. But the Vikings responded with a pair of wins to earn the tournament championship and the Olympic League’s top seed


Lex Besand of Sequim smashes the volleyball into the defense of North Kitsap during the Olympic League championship match at Sequim High School. Angeles (25-15, 18-25, 25-21, 25-6), the second time this week the Wolves have defeated their rivals. at the district tournament. The Roughriders played Sequim (7-1, 12-6) opened the two-round league tournament Sequim even to 10-10 before the with a 3-1 victory over Port Wolves had a burst of momen-


tum and rolled to a big win. “Game 2, we came out with fire and energy and excitement and controlled the game from the start,” Port Angeles coach Christine Halberg said. TURN



Sequim boys run to title district meet Rider boys, girls also make state PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

TACOMA — The Sequim boys won the district championship at the Westside Classic cross country meet at American Lake Golf Course. The Wolves will be joined at this weekend’s state meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco by Port Angeles’ boys and girls team and Port Townsend’s Ryan Clarke.

Port Angeles’ Peter Butler was the highest area placer in the boys 2A race, finishing fourth with a time of 17:04.53, but as has become typical, Sequim had a bunch of runners record high finishes. Peter Ohnstad was the highest at 10th place (17:23.49), followed by Brendon Despain (11th, 17:25.02), Mikey Cobb (17th, 17:31.9), Chris Jeffko (21st, 17:33.98), C.J. Daniels (22nd, 17:38.88), Christian Ash (28th, 17:44.09) and Jackson Oliver (29th, 17:47.03). Sequim’s top five placers fin-

Cross Country ished within 15 seconds of each other, and their seven were within 24 seconds. Each of those runners is either a junior or a sophomore, so the future is as bright as the present for the Wolves.

Riders finish fourth Sequim won with 77 points, followed by Lindbergh with 80 and Renton with 113. Port Angeles took fourth

place with 135 points. The Rider boys made it to state for the “The boys pulled out an epic effort and took fourth place . . . covering the 5K course in 40 mph gusts, driving rain and piercing cold,” Port Angeles coach Pat Durr said. Along with Butler, junior Simon Shindler took 13th with a time of 17:27 and senior Evan Herbert was 23rd with a 17:39. Those three qualified for state as individuals based on their top 25 place finish. TURN