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PORT TOWNSEND — Charles Wright Academy used two long fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Chimacum 34-15 in Nisqually League play at Memorial Field on Friday night.
Chimacum played the Tarriers, ranked No. 9 in Class 1A, tough for much of the game, but a 36-yard run by Alexander Moore and a 40-yard punt return by Colin Hungate turned a 21-7 lead into a 34-7 game at Chimacum’s homecoming.
Derek Ajax scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter to set up a 14-7 halftime score.
Charles Wright added a touchdown on a 90-yard kickoff return from Nick Ho to start the third quarter, but the Cowboys remained in striking distance heading into the fourth.
But the scores by Moore and Hungate put the game out of reach.
Chimacum quarterback Alex Morris scored on a 5-yard run and Mel Thornton added a two-point conversion to close out the scoring.
Thornton ran for 70 yards on 17 carries and caught two passes for 15 yards. He also completed one pass for eight yards.
Ajax had 37 yards on the ground and hauled in three passes for 36 yards.
Morris was 4 for 9 passing for 43 yards, and he ran for 27 yards.
With the victory, Charles Wright (3-0, 6-0) wins Nisqually Division 2 outright.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys fall to 1-2 in the division and 2-5 on the season.
The loss locks them into third place in their division, which sets up a meeting with rival Port Townsend in Week 9.
Charles Wright 34,
Charles Wright 7 7 7 13— 34
Chimacum 0 7 0 8— 15
CW—Raheem Hughey 1 run (Sowell kick)
CW—Beau Iverson 25 pass from Fritz Jacobson (Sowell kick)
C—Derek Ajax 2 run (Alex Morris kick)
CW—Nick Ho 90 kickoff return (Sowell kick)
CW—Alexander Moore 36 run (Sowell kick)
CW—Colin Hungate 40 punt return (Sowell kick)
C—Morris 5 run (Thornton run)
Rushing— C: Thornton 17-70, Ajax 14-37, Morris 7-27, Trevor Hare 3-7, Drew Yackulic 1-1.
Passing—C: Morris 4-9, 43; Thornton 1-1, 8.
Receiving—C: Ajax 3-36, Thornton 2-15.
Highland Christian 0
ARLINGTON — The Rangers ran all over Highland Christian on Friday night, scoring six touchdowns with six conversions to lead 48-0 at halftime.
Quilcene (3-0, 4-3) added two more touchdowns in the third quarter before Highland Christian elected to not proceed any further with the Northwest Football League South Division game.
Josh King and Devin Greenwood did most of the damage, combining for six of Quilcene’s eight touchdowns.
King scored on runs of 65 and 59 yards to start the scoring, before Greenwood added a 12-yard run and Jacob Pleines a 94-yard run to give the Rangers a 32-0 lead after one quarter.
In the second quarter, King ran a touchdown in from 45 yards out and Greenwood added a 20-yarder.
Quilcene closed out the rout with a 55-yard kickoff return by Greenwood and a 1-yard touchdown by Tristan Williams.
The Rangers now have a four-game winning streak after starting the season 0-3.
They will look to seal up the South Division title Saturday afternoon against Evergreen Lutheran at Quilcene.
Highland Christian 0
Quilcene 32 16 12— 60
Highland Christian 0 0 0— 0
Q—Josh King 65 run (Lucas Murphy run)
Q—King 59 run (King run)
Q—Devin Greenwood 12 run (Murphy run)
Q—Jacob Pleines 94 run (King run)
Q—King 45 run (Murphy run)
Q—Greenwood 20 run (King run)
Q—Greenwood 55 kickoff return (kick failed)
Q—Tristan Williams 1 run (kick failed)
Rushing— Q: King 4-167, Pleines 1-94, Greenwood 2-32, Tyson Svetich 3-11, Williams 1-1, J.J. Smith 1-18.
FORKS — The Spartans remained undefeated at home by shutting down the Warriors on Friday night.
The Forks defense was particularly productive, scoring on a punt return, an interception return and a safety.
After a scoreless first period, Trey Harris put the Spartans on the board with a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Mitch Leppell scored the lone offensive touchdown of the game on a 46-yard scamper to put Forks ahead 14-0.
In the fourth quarter, Braden Decker returned an interception for a touchdown, and the defense closed out the scoring with a safety in the game’s closing minutes.
The Spartans (2-2, 4-3) remain in contention for one of the SWL-Evergreen Division’s four district playoff spots, but right on their heels is Elma, which travels to play at Forks on Friday night.
Forks 23, Rochester 0
Rochester 0 0 0 0— 0
Forks 0 14 0 9— 23
F—Trey Harris 50-yard punt return (kick failed)
F—Mitch Lappell 46 run (Braden Decker pass from Mark Jacobsen)
F—Decker interception return (Salazar kick)
Rushing— XX: Runner Att-Yards, Runner Att-Yards. XX: Runner Att-Yards, Runner Att-Yards.
Passing—XX: QB Comp-Att-Int, Yards. XX: QB Comp-Att-Int, Yards.
Receiving—XX: Receiver Catch-Yards, Receiver Catch-Yards. XX: Receiver Catch-Yards, Receiver Catch-Yards.
Clallam Bay 18
BELLINGHAM — As if playing the Blackhawks wasn’t tough enough, especially without standout running back Matt Mohr — who missed the game with an injury — the Bruins other two top runners left the game within the first five minutes of the game.
Jeremy Rock went to the hospital with a dislocated shoulder and Austin Ritter was held out for precautionary reasons after he experienced concussion-like symptoms.
These injuries left Clallam Bay with just 12 players.
Among them was Calvin Ritter, who moved over to running back, a position he had never played before Friday night, and had a huge game for the Bruins, rushing for 253 yards on 22 carries.
Two of his runs went for scores, an 80-yarder and a 63-yarder.
“I was real proud of him,” said Clallam Bay coach Cal Ritter, Calvin’s dad.
“He put the team on his back and did what he could with it.”
But Calvin Ritter’s yards were just about all the only offense the Bruins could generate, though Evan Messenger did score on a 23-yard pass from Ryan Willis.
Cal Ritter said the blockers also deserve credit for Calvin Ritter’s big day.
“The offensive line was holding blocks and helped him,” Cal Ritter said.
Trailing 52-6, Cal Ritter said the halftime discussion focused on playing for pride, and was proud of the effort his team game in the second half, despite the large deficit.
Clallam Bay (0-3, 2-4) plays at Tulalip Heritage on Saturday.
Cal Ritter hopes Mohr’s elbow will have healed enough that he can play against the Hawks.
Lummi 73, Clallam Bay 18
Clallam Bay 0 6 12 0— 18
Lummi 33 19 14 7— 73
L—Deion Hoskins 53 run (Dimitri Sampson kick)
L—Sampson 22 pass from Toby Logan (kick failed)
L—Hoskins 26 pass from Logan (kick blocked)
L—Austin Brockie 73 pass from Logan (Sampson kick)
L—Jeremy Spotted Bear 80 pass from Logan (Anthony Phare kick)
L—Sampson 6 run (run failed)
L—Brockie 48 pass from Sampson (kick failed)
L—Brockie 12 run (Sampson kick)
CB—Calvin Ritter 63 run (run failed)
CB—Evan Messenger 23 pass from Ryan Willis (kick failed)
L—Hoskins 15 run (Devon Cooper run)
CB—Calvin Ritter 80 run (run failed)
L—Willie Jones 73 run (run failed)
L—Cooper 81 run (Sampson kick)
Rushing— CB: Calvin Ritter 22-253, Joe Maneval 8-13, Autin Ritter 7-8. L: Hoskins 2-68, Sampson 2-70, Brockie 1-12, Cooper 4-92, Jones 1-73.
Passing—CB: Willis 5-8, 26. L: Toby 4-5, 201; Sampson 3-3, 114.
Receiving—CB: Messenger 1-23, Calvin Ritter 2-3, Samuel Signor 1-4, Maneval 1-3, Austin Ritter 1-1. L: Sampson 1-22, Hoskins 1-26, Brockie 1-73, Spotted Bear 1-80, Dino Williams 2-66, Eli Wall 1-48.
North Kitsap 41,
Port Angeles 12
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders are the Olympic League’s lone winless team after a big loss to the Vikings on Friday at Civic Field.
North Kitsap racked up 448 yards of total offense, and quarterback A.J. Milyard threw a pair of touchdowns and ran for another in the victory that helped the Vikings (4-1, 4-3) grab sole possession of second play in the Olympic League.
The Roughriders (0-5, 0-7) got touchdowns from Nathan Angevine and Tate Priest.
With the loss, Port Angeles’ game against rival Sequim next week takes on even more meaning as it searches for its first victory of the season.
N. Kitsap 41, Port Angeles 12
North Kitsap 14 17 10 0— 41
Port Angeles 0 6 0 6— 12
NK—Brandon Girkin 1 run (Kyler Gracey kick)
NK—A.J. Milyard 1 run (Gracey kick)
NK—Cody Blackmore 15 run (Gracey kick)
NK—Gracey 23 field goal
NK—J.T. Nettleton 6 pass from Milyard (Gracey kick)
PA—Nathan Angevine 5 run (kick blocked)
NK—Grant Loveless 32 pass from Milyard (Gracey kick)
NK—Gracey 25 field goal
PA—Tate Priest 12 run (run failed)