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PORT TOWNSEND — The Chimacum Cowboys ended their football season on a high note after pounding Coupeville 56-39 in a crossover game at Memorial Field on Saturday night.
Chimacum’s strong class of seniors end their prep careers on a three-game winning streak, bringing the Cowboys’ record to .500, at 5-5.
The senior class includes super running back Mel Thornton, all-state caliber defensive player Daryl Settlemire, Seth Ham, Derek Ajax and Trevor Hare.
Coupeville ends its season at 2-8.
The Cowboys had their way with Coupeville, blowing out the Wolves by 17 points.
Quarterback Alex Morris threw for 136 yards and two touchdowns. He made four of six passes with an interception.
Thornton, meanwhile, ran for 146 yards on 13 carries and had a score. Thornton broke one run for 60 yards.
Derek Ajax, meanwhile, rushed for 83 yards on 16 carries and had two touchdowns in the game.
Receiver Kolby Schreier caught all four passes for 136 yards and the two receiving touchdowns.
Hare also had a rushing touchdown.
Drew Yackulic had an interception runback for a score while Thornton, Ham and Settlemire had a quarterback sack each.
Ham led on defense with 13 tackles, nine solo, while Thornton had eight, one solo.
Settlemire, Colton Shaw and Trevon Noel had six tackles each. Settlemire and Noel both had all solo tackles.
Neah Bay 90, Lopez 6
OAK HARBOR — Ho hum, another Red Devils Northwest Football League game, another complete domination by the defending state champions.
The Oregon Ducks of 1B football, the Red Devils (10-0) are so deep they can rest their starters most of the game.
Despite the 90 points, Neah Bay did not try to pour it on.
“Our starters played almost two quarters,” Neah Bay coach Tony McCaulley said.
Oh, and then there was the one series to start the second half.
Other than that, though, it was all reserves on the field doing the damage.
“Our young guys scored quite a bit,” McCaulley said.
“Our reserves played very well.”
That’s not good news for the rest of the league and state.
And like the Ducks, these Red Devils aren’t slow pokes.
They may not have the supersonic speed of the Ducks but the Devils are hard to catch and bring down.
It wasn’t all offense against Lopez on Saturday as the Red Devils had six interceptions in the game.
Big day for Zeke
Zeke Greene had a stellar defensive game with four interceptions while Leyton Doherty grabbed another two picks.
Now Neah Bay has a bye in the state first round this coming weekend, and now won’t play until the quarterfinals the weekend of Nov. 16-17.
And ironically, it could be the same Lopez team, that’s 7-3 for the year, that the Red Devils face in that game.
Neah Bay has easily beaten Lopez already twice this year.
Getting back up
But Lopez will try to get back into the ring with Neah Bay by beating Mary M. Knight (7-1) in a loser-out playoff game this weekend.
The winner of that game receives the No. 3 seed in District 1-2-3, and would play the District 1-2-3 No. 1 seed Red Devils for the right to advance to the semifinals.
“I assume we will be playing Mary M. Knight but you never know,” McCaulley said.
Neah Bay is going into the bye week completely healthy.
The only other North Olympic Peninsula team still in the football playoffs is Quilcene.
The Rangers, who were blown out by state powerhouse Lummi this past weekend, will play Taholah this coming weekend for the District 4 No. 1 seed into state.
Taholah (6-3) beat Mary M. Knight 34-26 on Saturday to set up the showdown with Quilcene (4-5).
The wrong opponent for Quilcene this weekend was reported in Sunday’s Peninsula Daily News editions.
The Quilcene-Taholah winner will play Lummi, the District 1-2-3 No. 2 seed, in the state quarterfinals on Nov. 16-17.