JOYCE — The No. 2-ranked Neah Bay Red Devils got rolling against a young Crescent team and didn’t look back, winning 68-0 on Saturday to remain undefeated.
The Red Devils have outscored their opponents 270-33 this season.
And they didn’t just win with offense, either. They scored two defensive touchdowns against the Loggers, both by Neil Bowechop, who picked up two fumbles and ran them in for scores. Julian Carrick caused both of those fumbles. Carrick also had a rushing TD and a passing TD.
Crescent is a growing team with a lot of freshmen and sophomores. Neah Bay coach Kane Bachelor said the Red Devils worked on their pass coverage because Neah Bay gave up a lot of yards passing the week before against Lummi.
“We were able to play our twos and threes, and they played well and executed,” Bachelor said.
“There were some positive things in that game,” said Crescent coach Brian Shimko. “Attitude and body language and trying to play all four quarters. From the first game of the year to this game, we’re 180 degrees better.”
Crescent’s Henry Bourm threw for 42 yards with Josh Berson having a 25-yard catch and Conner Bauers four catches for 21 yards. Tony Leonard ran the ball 14 times for 26 yards and Conner Ferro-May ran hard all game, Shimko said, getting 11 yards on six carries and completing two passes for 22 yards.
Shimko said the Red Devils have a tenacious defense.
“They really tackle well and swarm to the ball,” he said.
Shimko also said Crescent is fortunate to have both Neah Bay and Quilcene nearby, with both schools in its league now.
“Crescent is in the middle of two schools [Quilcene and Neah Bay] where the coaches are great and they have great sportsmanship,” he said.
Bachelor said the Red Devils are looking forward to their next game, against another team called the Loggers, 5-0 Darrington. Darrington beat powerhouse Lummi this past weekend.
“Darrington has a new coach and they definitely seem to have turned things around,” Bachelor said.
Crescent hosts Concrete next week. The Lions lost this week 60-18 to Quilcene.
East Jefferson 56, Life Christian 14
TACOMA — The East Jefferson Rivals “got some of their swagger back,” according to coach Tony Haddenham, after a 56-14 win over Life Christian.
“We got our confidence back,” Haddenham said. “We beat ourselves against Cascade Christian. Our guys can play with anyone in our league.”
Haddenham said one thing the Rivals changed was their blocking schemes and doing a better job picking up blitzes. That led to 343 yards of total offense — 211 on the ground and 132 through the air.
The Rivals won by spreading the ball around. Seven different players had touchdowns — Brody Moore, Gary Zambor and Cash Holmes all had touchdown receptions, while Tanner Haddenham, Austen Hammer, Exael Hernandez and Siamau Auseuga had rushing touchdowns.
The Rivals had eight different players gaining those 211 yards. Trevor Wilson led the way, gaining 65 yards on three carries. Austen Hammer had 39 yards on five carries.
“We spread the ball out and had some fun with it,” said coach Haddenham.
Cash Holmes completed five out of 10 passes for two touchdowns and 103 yards, while Auseuga threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Holmes. Moore had three receptions for 74 yards, which included a 55-yard catch and run.
Rene Martin had an interception while Gerald Lindsey had three sacks and six tackles.
East Jefferson (1-1, 1-4) next hosts Vashon at 7 p.m. Friday.
Friday night game
Quilcene 60, Concrete 18
CONCRETE — Playing without starting quarterback Jayden Love, the Quilcene Rangers football team got four touchdowns from James Miller, 300 yards rushing from Miller and Mason Iverson and three first-half interceptions from Andrew Perez to beat Concrete on the road 60-18.
Miller had touchdown runs of 2, 5, 11 and 5 yards. He ran 23 times for 157 yards. Mason Iverson had touchdown runs of 4 and 14 yards. Perez also had a touchdown run and Deakon Budnek ran three times for 35 yards. In all, the Rangers ran for 369 yards.
Oliver Hopkins took over at quarterback and coach Trey Beathard said “he did a good job running the offense.” He had a 25-yard completion to Perez.
On defense, Budnek had eight solo tackles and four assisted tackles and caused two fumbles. Maxx Budnek had seven tackles and Dylan Boyer, playing in his first game for the Rangers, recovered two fumbles.
Beathard said it was a good game after a tough week last week when Love was hurt, an injury that Beathard said shook up the entire team.
“The kids enjoyed it. We got out of there injury-free. They were laughing and having fun. It was a good deal,” he said.
Quilcene (2-3) next hosts Lummi at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Other Friday games
Sequim 27, Kingston 14
SEQUIM — Kingston took a 14-13 lead into the half, but Sequim bounced back with a 14-0 second half, with help from 13 penalties against Kingston, including four 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
Raymond 20, Forks 7
FORKS — The Spartans had seven turnovers in their loss to Raymond-South Bend
Clallam Bay 64, Mary M. Knight 6
CLALLAM BAY — Clallam Bay beat Mary M. Knight for the second time this year.
Thursday night game
Olympic 42, Port Angeles 3
BREMERTON — Fumbles led to two quick Olympic touchdowns in a 42-3 Roughriders’ loss.