PORT TOWNSEND — Coupeville’s Sean Toomey-Stout hurt Port Townsend in all three aspects of the game, racking up yardage in the run game, nearly returning a kickoff for a score and intercepting a pass as the Redhawks fell 28-18 to the Wolves in the nonleague season opener for each team.
“Toomey-Stout, he’s their guy. He only scored once but he had a hand in all four of their touchdowns,” Port Townsend coach Patrick Gaffney said.
The Redhawks were without junior quarterback/defensive back Noa Apker-Montoya to a back injury, so freshman Tanner Woodley got the start.
He scored on a 45-yard scramble and threw touchdowns to Dylan Tracer and Nico Winegar.
“Tanner Woodley played a great game for us,” Gaffney said. “He ran for a TD, threw for a couple and kept his composure all night. I’m really happy with how he played.”
The game was tied at 6-all at halftime, but Toomey-Stout took the second-half kickoff to the Port Townsend 10-yard line and scampered in to take the lead for good on the next play.
The Redhawks pulled within two points twice in the second half, including 20-18 on a slant-and-go pass from Woodley to Winegar in the fourth, but Toomey-Stout bolted for a big run to set up Coupeville’s final TD.
“They didn’t really drive down the field, they hit us with big plays,” Gaffney said.
Port Townsend (0-1) hosts Kingston (0-1) at home on Thursday.
Sequim 44, Washington 21
TACOMA — Senior quarterback Riley Cowan now owns the school’s career passing yardage mark after throwing for 267 yards and 4 TDs in the Wolves’ season-opening win over the Patriots.
Cowan sits 2 yards shy of 5,000 passing yards for his career after passing Drew Rickerson (4,857) for first all-time in the school record books.
At 49 career passing touchdowns, he’s three shy of Rickerson’s mark in that category as well.
“He deserved it, he puts a lot of time into it,” Sequim coach Erik Wiker said of Cowan.
“Both records are courtesy of his teammates. He’ll be the first to say they do the blocking and they run the routes. It’s a team milestone, too.
“But QB’s have to put in so much work to be successful, it’s good for him to get that recognition.”
Cowan connected on scoring strikes of 65, 22 and 20 yards to Kyler Rollness, who finished with four catches for 122 yards, and sophomore Michael Young added five receptions for 120 yards, including a 35-yard TD.
“Both of those guys made great catches and made people miss afterwards,” Wiker said.
Sequim also got tough running from sophomore Taig Wiker who carried 13 times for 50 yards, including touchdown runs of 2 and 15 yards, and Cowan who ran six times for 49 yards.
“We put a lot of work into the offense and it was clicking better in this first game than it was in game 3 or 4 last season,” Wiker said.
He added that Lane Mote was “outstanding at middle linebacker” and Ben Cowan and Amaran Sauiluma “played great at defensive end.”
Sequim (1-0) hosts Forks (1-0) on Friday.
Sequim 44, Washington 21
Sequim 14 8 16 6—44
Wash. 0 15 6 0— 21
S—Wiker 2 run (run failed)
S—Young 35 pass from Cowan (pass good)
W—Kenan 1 run (kick good)
S—Rollness 65 pass from Cowan (Wiker run)
W—Johnson 41 run (Johnson run)
S—Wiker 15 run (Young pass from Cowan)
S—Rollness 22 pass from Cowan (Young run)
W—Brown 18 pass from Kenan (kick good)
S—Rollness 20 pass from Cowan (pass failed)
Rushing—S: Wiker 13-50; Cowan 6-49; Laxson 1-(-3).
Passing—S: Cowan 16-27-0, 267, 4TDs.
Receiving—S: Rollness 4-122; Young 5-120; Wiker 3-15; Langston 1-6;Oliver 2-2; Nestor 1-2.
Cedar Park Chr. 47, Chimacum 7
KIRKLAND — The Cowboys kept pace early on against the Eagles, but Cedar Park Christian found the gaps in Chimacum’s defense and took advantage in the nonleague victory.
“We played well, our pass blocking was good, we need to work on our run blocking,” Chimacum coach Chris Storm said. “I think we just ran out of gas. With the smoke [from wildfires impacting practice] we haven’t really practiced all that much outside and we didn’t have a jamboree, so that made the first game really tough.
Storm said quarterback Wyatt Pennington and running backs Cole Dotson and Logan Storm “all ran hard and got a lot of yards.”
Chimacum scored in the first quarter when Pennington connected with Isaac Purser through the air.
“Wyatt threw a beautiful pass to Isaac Purser on fourth down, probably a 45-yard TD,” Storm said.
Chimacum (0-1) visits South Whidbey (1-0) on Friday.
Crescent 58, Chief Leschi 50
PUYALLUP — The Loggers lost starting quarterback Eric Emery early to injury and still managed to pull out a come-from-behind win with just 10 players.
“It was an amazing game,” Crescent coach Brian Shimko said. “I went into that game with three subs on the sideline and we won with a freshman QB, a freshman running back, an eight-grader at receiver and a kid who had never played an organized sport.
“I was impressed by everybody on our team across the board from the young athletes who stepped up to our coaching staff.”
Noah Leonard led the way with 233 yards and 4 TDs on 26 carries despite resting during the third quarter.
“I thought if we could rest him we’d have a good shot in the fourth quarter,” Shimko said.
With Leonard back in for the final quarter, the Loggers rallied from a 42-36 deficit.
Freshman Brayden Emery added 167 rushing yards and three TDs on 17 carries and caught five passes for 86 yards.
Emery and Brenten Dalton each had interceptions defensively for the Loggers.
Crescent (1-0) visits Quilcene on Saturday.