Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Ranger Kevin Alejo extends the ball over the plane of the goal line for a touchdown during a Thursday afternoon game home game against the Muckleshoot Kings.

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Ranger Kevin Alejo extends the ball over the plane of the goal line for a touchdown during a Thursday afternoon game home game against the Muckleshoot Kings.

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Rangers rack up 465 yards on the ground

East Jefferson, Forks, Neah Bay all win big

QUILCENE — The Rangers racked up 563 yards of offense, including 465 yards on the ground, in a 66-22 romp over Muckleshoot Tribal.

Quilcene ran the ball 31 times for an average gain of 15 yards per rush. The Rangers had two rushers with more than 100 yards and five with more than 50.

“We ran the ball pretty well,” said coach Trey Beathard.

Kevin Alejo led the Rangers with 157 yards rushing on 13 carries. He had touchdown runs of 20 and 8 yards and added a 32-yard touchdown catch on a pass from Nathan Keiffer.

Shannon Kutler ran the ball seven times for 106 yards and had a 60-yard touchdown run. Isaiah Reimann ran the ball three times for 59 yards and scored on a 30-yard run. Kieffer ran it three times for 51 yards and a 35-yard touchdown.

Eighth-grader Jayden Love, getting his first varsity action, ran five times for 92 yards and had two long touchdowns in the fourth quarter on runs of 40 and 45 yards.

“That was the first time he got a chance to run the ball, and he did really well,” Beathard said.

Ashton Johnston had a touchdown catch of 4 yards.

Reimann also kicked six extra points and scored a defensive touchdown on a 50-yard interception return. Keiffer was 7-for-11 passing for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

On defense, Dominic Smith led the team with 12 tackles, two sacks and a recovered fumble. Johnston had 11 tackles and a sack and Alejo 10 tackles and two interceptions. Taylor Boling caused two fumbles and recovered one.

The Rangers (3-1), next play at Sound Christian (0-1), which used to be known as Tacoma Baptist, at Curtis Stadium at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Quilcene 66, Muckleshoot 22

MS 0 0 6 16 — 22

Quil. 14 13 12 27 — 66

First Quarter

Q — Kieffer 35 run (Reimann kick)

Q — Alejo 8 run (Reimann kick)

Second Quarter

Q — Alejo 20 run (Reimann kick)

Q — Reimann 50 INT return (PAT failed)

Third Quarter

Q — Johnston 4 pass from Kieffer (PAT failed)

Q — Alejo 32 pass from Keiffer (PAT failed)

Fourth Quarter

Q — Reimann 30 run (Reimann kick)

Q — Love 45 run (PAT failed)

Q — Love 40 run (Reimann kick)

Q — Kutler 60 run (Reimann kick)

Individual Stats

Rushing—Q: Alejo 13-157, Kutler 7-106, Love 5-92, Keiffer 3-51, Reimann 3-59.

Passing—Q: Kieffer 7-11-92, Reimann 0-2-0.

Receiving—Q: Alejo 2-34, Smith 2-26, Johnston 2-21, Reimann 1-9, Cate 1-2.

Courtesy Lisa Jensen East Jefferson senior Anson Jones shrugs off a Vashon defender during the Rivals’ 19-0 victory Friday. Jones scored a rushing touchdown in the win.

Courtesy Lisa Jensen East Jefferson senior Anson Jones shrugs off a Vashon defender during the Rivals’ 19-0 victory Friday. Jones scored a rushing touchdown in the win.

East Jefferson 19, Vashon 0

VASHON — Logan Massie ran for two scores and Anson Jones rumbled in for another as the Rivals won their Nisqually League opener and the team’s second straight game.

“We were plagued by penalties but we weren’t playing mistake-free football,” coach Tony Haddenham said. “But our kids were resilient and able to overcome that and our defense played stellar. We bent but didn’t break, gave up some big plays, but we didn’t give up any scores.”

Massie scored on a 25-yard run in the second quarter for a 7-0 halftime lead.

“It was supposed to go inside but Logan bounced it outside, got to the edge and outran them to the end zone,” Haddenham said.

Massie added his second score from 20 yards and Jones rolled in from 6 yards.

“Our defensive line really played well,” Haddenham said. “[Defensive tackles] Chris Fair and Jesse Kithcart and [defensive ends] Siaumau Auseuga ran down some tackles on the outside and Gerald Lindsey, too.

Haddenham said Jones was solid at linebacker and Clayton Smith had some key tackles.

Lonnie Kenney batted away Vashon’s final chance to snap the shutout in the end zone on the game’s last play.

The top spot in the Nisqually League is on the line as Jefferson (1-0, 2-2) hosts Cascade Christian (1-0, 1-4) at Memorial Field on Friday.

Forks 32, Raymond 6

RAYMOND — Stifling defense and an offense that took advantage of Seagulls’ miscues on a wet grass field boosted the Spartans to a Pacific League win.

“Poor field conditions and Raymond fumbled the ball three times and that made a difference,” Forks coach Trevor Highfield said.

Logan Olson threw for three touchdown passes and added a 16-yard touchdown run for Forks.

“It’s great to have Logan Olson at the helm, he’s a difference maker on both sides of the ball,” Highfield said. “Our defensive scheme, we would have allowed negative yardage but we allowed an 85-yard TD run in the final minute.”

Forks recovered a muffed punt and Olson found Ryan Rancourt from 27 yards for the Spartans first score.

A Sebastian Quenneke fumble recovery led to a Nate Dahlgren touchdown plunge from 5 yards.

Gunner Rogers also recovered a fumble and Olson found Dalton Kilmer on the next play for a 25-yard TD.

Austin Graham forced another Raymond fumble that was recovered by Caleb Blanton and led to Olson’s TD run.

And Forks capped the game off with a 95-yard scoring drive as Olson found Keaton Northcutt for a 25-yard score.

“Austin and Nate played really well on defense for us and we had two freshman start for us, Hayden Shotwell at nose guard and Brodie Lausche, so that’s good for us going forward,” Highfield said.

Forks (3-0, 4-0) is looking for an opponent for next Friday after a COVID-cancellation by North Beach. The Spartans host Morton-White Pass on Oct. 15.

Neah Bay 72, Darrington 8

DARRINGTON — Neah Bay’s Julian Carrick had a game for the ages in the Red Devils’ 72-8 win at Darrington Friday, scoring in almost every way imaginable.

Carrick had two touchdown runs, two touchdown receptions, two touchdown passes and even scored on a 71-yard interception return.

“He’s a kid who’s just getting better every week,” said coach Kane Bachelor.

Carrick scored on runs of 57 and four yards, on receptions of 71 and 29 yards and threw touchdown passes of 45 and 45 yards.

Neil Bowechop had touchdown passes of 71 and 29 yards, both to Carrick. He also had one of the 45-yard touchdown receptions, while Cayden Smith had the other. Jodell Wimberly had a three-yard rushing touchdown and a 39-yard TD run.

“The kids were focused. There was a lot of nervous energy, we have so many eighth graders and freshman,” Bachelor said. “For a lot of these kids, it was their first game. They played great, they didn’t play perfect.”

The Red Devils (1-1) are next scheduled to host Concrete at 6 p.m. Saturday, the Red Devils’ first scheduled home game in two years.

Courtesy Lisa Jensen
East Jefferson senior Logan Massie ran for two scores in the Rivals' 19-0 win over Vashon on Friday.

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