PREP FOOTBALL: Port Angeles blows out Chief Sealth 48-0; other Peninsula high school results

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles football team began this season much like the last one: with a commanding blowout win over Chief Sealth on Friday night.

The Roughriders blasted the Seahawks 48-0.

The Riders overcame 95 yards in penalties, rolling for 399 total yards as they scored their second shutout win in two years against the 3A Metro League school.

“I thought the guys executed well despite all the penalties,” said second-year Rider head coach Tom Wahl, whose 2010 team beat Chief Sealth 41-0 in its first game of the season.

“The offense looked efficient. They looked like an offense that is pleasing for a coach to watch. There weren’t too many mental mistakes to start with.”

Senior quarterback Keenen Walker totaled 200 yards of offense manning the controls of the Rider shotgun spread.

The three-year starter ran for 75 yards and one touchdown on four carries and threw for 125 yards, two scores and one interception on 8-of-14 passing.

Senior receiver Cameron Braithwaite — back with the football program after a year of cross country — added 125 yards of his own on offense with two TDs.

Teammate Dylan Brewer ran for 86 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, and Eli Fiscalini had 71 yards rushing and a 5-yard touchdown catch.

On the other side of the ball, the Rider defense limited Sealth to just 36 yards of total offense.

The 40-point running clock was triggered early in the third quarter after Skyler Gray returned a punt 51 yards for a touchdown.

“I think [there was] a better contribution by the offense [than last year] and an always-to-be-expected great execution by the defense with [coordinator] Vic [Reykdal],” Wahl said.

Port Angeles travels to Forks next week for its final nonleague game of the regular season.

Port Angeles 48, C. Sealth 0

Chief Sealth 0 0 0 0— 0

Port Angeles 21 14 14 0— 48

First Quarter

PA — Brewer 14 run (Haskins kick)

PA — Walker 4 run (run failed)

PA — Braithwaite 37 pass from Walker (Fiscalini pass from Walker)

Second Quarter

PA — Braithwaite 3 run (kick failed)

PA — Lasorsa 4 run (Haskins kick)

Third Quarter

PA — Gray 52 punt return (Haskins kick)

PA — Fiscalini 5 pass from Walker (Haskins kick)

Individual Stats

Rushing— PA: Brewer 8-86, Walker 4-75, Fiscalini 5-71, Braithwaite 2-46, Lasorsa 4-20.

Passing—CS — Maxwell Sarver 1-8-2, 11. PA — Walker 8-14-1, 125.

Receiving—PA: Braithwaite 3-79.

Coupeville 29, Port Townsend 19

PORT TOWNSEND — Austin Graham made quite the debut as a last-minute addition at quarterback for Port Townsend’s inexperienced football team.

Unfortunately for the Redskins, it wasn’t enough to end a losing streak that extended to 11 games after Coupeville escaped with the nonleague victory Friday at Memorial Field.

But it was a game that went down to the wire, with the Redskins ending the game at the Coupeville 1-foot line and getting stopped as time ran out.

“Our coaches are happy with the way we played that first game,” Port Townsend coach Tom Webster said.

“We did some good things on both sides of the ball for being such a young team.”

The Redskins have just one senior — Graham.

“We’re real proud of the players,” Webster said.

Graham ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception 70 yards for another in the loss.

Port Townsend stayed in the game the whole way, trailing only 16-13 at halftime and 23-19 at the end of the third quarter.

A year earlier, Coupeville beat the Redskins 33-7.

Graham replaced starting sophomore quarterback Jacob King, who broke a small bone in his foot while kicking a soccer ball around earlier in the week.

Graham opened the scoring in the first quarter with the returned interception, and he also returned a blocked field goal 87 yards to set up one of his two touchdown runs late in the third quarter.

The quarterback had a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and another scoring run of 3 yards in the third.

But two of his interceptions were returned for touchdowns to give Coupeville of the Class 1A Cascade League its winning edge.

Sophomore defensive end Skyler Coppenrath led Port Townsend on defense with 12 tackles, including 10 solo takedowns.

The Redskins next host Charles Wright (1-0 overall) to open 1A Nisqually League action Thursday at 7 p.m.

Coupeville 29, Port Townsend 19

Coupeville 0 16 7 6— 29

Port Townsend 13 0 6 0— 19

First Quarter

PT — Graham 70 interception return (Zack kick)

PT — Graham 3 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

C — 5 run (run good)

C — 60 interception return (run good)

Third Quarter

C — 50 interception return (kick good)

PT — Graham 3 run (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

C — 20 run (kick failed)

Individual Stats

Rushing— PT: Graham 12-65.

Passing— PT: Graham 11-19-2, 86 yards.

Lummi 38, Neah Bay 36

NEAH BAY — The fourth-ranked Red Devils opened the season with a heart-breaking nonleague loss to the rival Blackhawks on Friday night.

Lummi, the defending 1B state champion, has beaten Neah Bay in the past two state semifinals.

Senior running back Titus Pascua ran for three touchdowns, while sophomore quarterback Josiah Greene rushed for one score and threw for another.

But it wasn’t enough for Neah Bay in the battle of 1B giants.

“It was a good, competitive game,” Neah Bay coach Tony McCaulley said.

“I thought our kids played well. I know what we need to work on now.”

The game went back and forth with Lummi leading 24-14 at halftime and the Red Devils scoring 14 unanswered points for a 28-24 lead at the end of the third quarter.

The Blackhawks went ahead 30-28 early in the fourth but Neah Bay surged ahead 36-30 with 5:24 left.

Lummi evened it up on a 29-yard pass play from Jared Tom to Eli Wall and then went ahead for good with a two-point conversion scramble by Tom with 54.2 seconds left.

The Red Devils made it to the Lummi 27-yard line when Josiah Greene was intercepted in the end zone as time ran out.

The two teams will be neck-and-neck all year, McCaulley said.

“We will be competitive with them all year,” he said.

While the Red Devils earned most of their yardage on the ground, the Blackhawks got theirs through the air.

Neah Bay had 386 yards on 48 carries with Pascua leading the way with 152 yards on 18 carries. He had TD runs of 33, 38 and 2 yards.

Cody Cummins had 111 yards on eight carries, while Josiah Greene had 98 yards on 17 carries.

Tom threw for 337 yards, completing 19-of-26 passes with one interception.

The Red Devils next host 2B Evergreen Lutheran in a Northwest Football League game Friday night.

Lummi 38, Neah Bay 36

Lummi 8 16 0 14— 38

Neah Bay 8 6 14 8— 36

First Quarter

L — Brockit 13 pass from Tom (D. Hoskins run)

NB — J. Greene 1 run (Monje pass from J. Greene)

Second Quarter

L — No. 66 10 pass from Tom (No. 66 pass from Tom)

NB — Pascua 33 run (run failed)

L — No. 33 79 pass from Tom (No. 66 pass from Tom)

Third Quarter

NB — Pascua 38 run (pass failed)

NB — Z. Greene 42 pass from J. Greene (McCaulley run)

Fourth Quarter

L — No. 66 1 run (pass failed)

NB — Pascua 2 run (Pascua run)

L — Wall 29 pass from Tom (Tom run)

Individual Stats

Rushing— L: No. 66 6-51, Tom 13-24, No. 33 6-23. NB: Pascua 18-152, Cummins 8-111, J. Greene 17-98, McCaulley 4-30.

Passing—L — Tom 19-26-1, 337 yards. NB — J. Greene 3-9-3, 86.

Receiving—L: No. 66 6-70. NB: Z. Greene 2-93.

Note: Some Lummi players not listed on roster.

Kingston 51, Chimacum 0

PORT TOWNSEND — The 2A Buccaneers from the Olympic League gave the 1A Cowboys from the Nisqually League an education in a nonleague game at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

“Hats off to Kingston,” Chimacum coach Shawn Meacham said. “They are a really good team with a lot of tough players.

“They definitely were the aggressors, and we made way too many mistakes to compete.

“We are a young team, and mistakes are to be expected.

“But the goal now is to learn from those mistakes and to figure out how to make more plays.”

Trevor Hare led on the ground for the Cowboys as he rushed for 39 yards. Kyle Madayag was the top receiver with 27 yards on four catches.

Chimacum next plays at 2A Klahowya on Friday.

Kingston 51, Chimacum 0

Kingston 14 17 13 7— 51

Chimacum 0 0 0 0— 0

First Quarter

K — Tabanera 15 run (Stone kick)

K — Burns fumble recovery in end zone (Stone kick)

Second Quarter

K — Stone 29 FG

K — Marinan 25 pass from Byers (Stone kick)

K — Byers 3 run (Stone kick)

Third Quarter

K — Marinan 15 pass from Byers (kick failed)

K — Tabanera 15 run (Stone kick)

Fourth Quarter

K — Dixon 15 run (Stone kick)

Individual Stats

Rushing— C: Hare 14-39, J. Morris 8-16, Madayag 1-2, A. Morris 2-(-10).

Passing— C: A. Morris 8-20-3, 46 yards.

Receiving— C: Madayag 4-27, Shaw 1-9, Pagasian 1-4, Taylor 1-1, J. Morris 1-5.

Quilcene 48, Highland Christian 24

QUILCENE — The Rangers ran the Knights into the ground in their first game of the year Saturday afternoon.

Quilcene amassed 557 yards rushing on 47 carries and scored six touchdowns.

Josh King led the way with three touchdowns and 256 yards on 22 carries.

Quarterback Josh Steele, who had a 50-yard touchdown throw, rushed for 139 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns.

Edgar Perez ran for 147 yards on 10 carries and a score in just the first half. He left the game late in the second quarter with heat exhaustion.

“It was a hot, hot day,” Quilcene coach Nic Dahl said.

Perez was just one of three Rangers lost to injury

Lineman Dustin Finley left in an ambulance because of a knee injury while fellow lineman Devon Greenwood left the game with a concussion.

Dahl is worried about Finley, who may be lost for the season.

“That would be a huge loss for us,” Dahl said.

The value of the line is shown by the amount of rushing yards the Rangers picked up in the game, according to the coach.

“Our line really stepped it up,” Dahl said.

He credited Finley, Greenwood, Brandon Collins and James Hanson and also eighth grader Nathon Weller, who replaced Finley.

“We had no turnovers in the game, which is a huge thing,” Dahl said.

Weller also had a sack in the game, while Collins and Brandon Bessey had fumble recoveries for the Rangers.

“I’m really proud of how our kids played,” Dahl said.

The Rangers next host Tulalip Heritage on Saturday to start Northwest Football League action.

Crescent 52, Clallam Bay 20

JOYCE — The Loggers are off and running.

A lot has been made about the many track athletes and speed on Crescent’s football team, and it showed in a nonleague game against Northwest Football League rival Clallam Bay on Saturday.

Joel Williams, in his first start as quarterback, threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more, amassing 300 yards of offense.

Eric Larson, meanwhile — one of the state-class track athletes on the team — ran for two touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and ran a fumble recovery back for another score.

“I was proud of the effort our kids displayed,” Crescent coach Darrell Yount said. “Just a great effort on both sides of the ball.

“Athletes were cramping up a little with the intense heat, but we were able to manage some minor injury issues and maintain a consistent effort.”

And the Bruins, a very young team, put in a good effort, Yount said.

Clallam Bay coach Cal Ritter said both teams hit hard.

“It was a good, physical game,” Ritter said. “And Crescent is very fast.”

The Bruins had injury issues, losing three players during the game.

“We ended the game with four starters out and three eighth graders playing who have never played before,” Ritter said.

At one point, eighth grader Alan Greene left in an ambulance with a broken arm.

“He held his ground,” Ritter said about Greene. “He was playing against players twice his size.”

A running back had a concussion, and quarterback Austin Ritter left with a back injury late in the game.

“Austin will be ready to play this coming week,” Ritter said about his nephew.

Matt Moore had a stellar defensive game for the Bruins with 15 tackles and two sacks.

Middle linebacker Austin Hutto led the Loggers’ defensive charge with 14 tackles, including three solo tackles.

The two teams do it again next week as Crescent travels to Clallam Bay for a league game under the Friday night lights.

Crescent 52, Clallam Bay 20

Clallam Bay 0 8 6 6— 20

Crescent 12 15 12 13— 52

First Quarter

C — Larson 3 run (kick failed)

C — Bamer 12 runs (kick failed)

Second Quarter

CB — Willis 59 pass from A. Ritter (A. Ritter run)

C — Williams 39 run (Williams run)

C — Williams 15 run (Findley kick)

Third Quarter

C — Larson 45 pass from Williams (kick failed)

CB — Moore 50 run (run failed)

C — Larson 3 run (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

C — Findley 17 pass from Williams (run failed)

C — Larson 45 fumble recovery return (Findley kick)

CB — Rock 3 run (run failed)

Individual Stats

Rushing— CB: Moore 72 yards, Rock 66 yards. C: Williams 14-200, Larson 18-102, Bamer 5-33.

Passing— CB: A. Ritter 4-6-0, 97 yards. C: Williams 4-11-1, 100 yards.

Receiving— CB: Willis 59 yards. C: Findley 2-35, Larson 1-45, Bamer 1-20.

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