PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP (with statewide scores): Quilcene comes close in highly ranked matchup with Lummi; Forks reels in Fishermen

Rough seas sideline East Jefferson-Coupeville

Quilcene Rangers

BELLINGHAM — In a matchup of highly-ranked Class 1B schools, No. 4 Quilcene came up just short against No. 3 Lummi in torrential rain and Whatcom County winds Friday night.

“I’ve been in Texas where it was raining that hard or harder for games, but it was very windy up there,” coach Trey Beathard said. “It reminded me of the Jim Croce song, ‘Don’t spit into the wind.’

“It changed a few things for us, we punted once and in normal weather we would have punted several more times and we had a ton of turnovers.”

Quilcene was able to go to the air despite the conditions, scoring two passing touchdowns on connections between quarterback Nathan Kieffer and Deakon Budnek.

“Lummi was sending every single person every time on the blitz, so we did some play-action passes and Deakon was running wide open and took it in from 50 or 60 yards out,” Beathard said.

“The second score came on a 40-yard pass pattern to Deakon again and Ashton Johnston made a really key block that made it so that Deakon only had to run over one kid near the goal line. Deakon is the fastest kid we have right now and is 220 pounds, so he’s a bit of a load to bring down.”

Kevin Alejo also had a good night on the ground, amassing more than 100 yards for the second straight game and scoring a TD.

“Kevin Alejo broke a long run and got good blocking and he broke some tackles and spun off and I think it was probably a 60-something yard touchdown,” Beathard said.

Up 22-20 at halftime, Quilcene couldn’t find the scoreboard in the second half. Beathard shouldered the responsibility.

“I didn’t do a good enough job of calling the game in the second half,” Beathard said.

Quilcene (1-1) is set to host Concrete at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Forks 32, Ilwaco 12

ILWACO — Quarterback Logan Olson ran for two scores and threw for another to Dalton Kilmer as the Spartans made quick work of the Fishermen on Friday.

Fullback Nate Dahlgren also ran for a score as Forks led 32-0 at halftime.

“A long trip in some rough weather,” coach Trevor Higfield said. “I told the kids that we are like a Double-A baseball team riding between cities.”

Forks (2-0) hosts Pe Ell-Willapa Valley on Friday.

East Jefferson-Coupeville canceled

PORT TOWNSEND — Coupeville officials called off the contest after a number of Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry sailings were canceled amid a high wind advisory Friday night.

The school was concerned about being able to return to Whidbey Island during the wind and rain storm.

The game will not be made up.

East Jefferson will visit Klahowya on Friday.

Statewide Scores

Central Catholic (Ore.) 42, Tumwater 35

Anacortes 49, Shorecrest 34

Archbishop Murphy 20, Sehome 10

Asotin 31, Reardan 0

Auburn Riverside 42, Auburn 38

Ballard 29, Franklin 0

Bellevue 56, Lincoln 35

Bellingham 28, South Whidbey 6

Bremerton 50, Kingston 0

Cascade (Everett) 40, Mountlake Terrace 14

Cashmere 48, Granite Falls 12

Central Kitsap 35, Capital 21

Central Valley 41, Ferris 0

Chewelah 33, Liberty (Spangle) 12

Chiawana 41, Hermiston, Ore. 12

Colfax 30, Lake Roosevelt 0

Columbia (Burbank) 54, White Swan 14

Darrington 60, Muckleshoot Tribal School 22

Dayton/Waitsburg 34, Highland 0

Eastlake 56, Kentridge 7

Ellensburg 21, Ephrata 14

Federal Way 12, Thomas Jefferson 7

Ferndale 78, Arlington 17

Fife 38, Clover Park 0

Friday Harbor 63, La Conner 0

Gonzaga Prep 51, Cheney 3

Graham-Kapowsin 45, Bethel 0

Highline 62, Renton 8

Issaquah 41, Kent Meridian 20

Jackson 14, Inglemoor 13

Jesuit, Ore. 20, Camas 10

Juanita 32, Lake Washington 21

Kalama 32, La Center 26

Kamiak 47, Everett 20

Kamiakin 43, Richland 15

Kennewick 34, West Valley (Yakima) 20

King’s 63, Klahowya 0

Kiona-Benton 40, Wapato 0

Lake Stevens 20, O’Dea 3

Lakes 26, Mount Tahoma 12

Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 34, Chelan 28

Lakeside (Seattle) 27, Nathan Hale 16

Lewiston, Idaho 63, Eisenhower 21

Liberty 48, Newport-Bellevue 13

Lincoln 42, Ingraham 6

Lindbergh 49, Evergreen (Seattle) 14

Lummi 28, Quilcene 22

Lynden 15, Squalicum 12

Lynden Christian 40, Cedarcrest 14

Mariner 38, Shorewood 3

Mark Morris 35, Columbia River 15

Marysville-Pilchuck 63, Marysville-Getchell 13

Mercer Island 41, Hazen 12

Moscow, Idaho 47, Pullman 7

Mossyrock 76, Charles Wright Academy 36

Mount Si 39, Post Falls, Idaho 38, OT

Mountain View 51, Wenatchee 14

Napavine 40, North Beach 0

Naselle 64, Winlock 22

Okanogan 27, Omak 18

Olympic 28, Bainbridge 24

Onalaska 62, Wahkiakum 10

Othello 20, East Valley (Yakima) 12

Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 42, Raymond 7

Peninsula 35, Gig Harbor 28, OT

Pomeroy 58, Liberty Bell 12

R.A. Long 28, Hudson’s Bay 12

Redmond 23, Roosevelt 7

Ridgefield 35, Hockinson 0

Ridgeline 41, Mt. Spokane 0

River Ridge 39, North Thurston 0

River View 33, Cle Elum/Roslyn 8

Riverside 35, Newport 0

Rochester 24, Black Hills 22

Sammamish 40, Foster 25

Seattle Prep 28, Mount Baker 22

Sedro-Woolley 44, Lakewood 0

Sequim 17, Port Angeles 12

Shelton 33, Centralia 6

Skyline 44, Blanchet 7

Snohomish 21, Edmonds-Woodway 14

Soap Lake 56, Pateros 6

Southridge 36, Pasco 7

Spanaway Lake 47, Silas 0

Springdale 22, Northport 16

Stanwood 43, Oak Harbor 20

Sumner 26, Puyallup 21

Sunnyside Christian 78, Touchet 26

Tahoma 57, Kentlake 48

Tenino 78, Seton Catholic 26

Tonasket 29, Manson 0

Toppenish 59, Wahluke 7

Tri-Cities Prep 55, Granger 14

Union 68, Heritage 7

Vashon Island 16, Sultan 10

W. F. West 38, Evergreen (Vancouver) 28

Walla Walla 55, Hanford 0

Warden 28, Kittitas 12

Washougal 41, Woodland 0

Yelm 38, Timberline 20

Zillah 69, College Place 0

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Battle Ground vs. Prairie, ppd.

Burlington-Edison vs. Mount Vernon, ppd.

Castle Rock vs. Elma, ccd.

East Jefferson vs. Coupeville, ccd.

East Valley (Spokane) vs. West Valley (Spokane), ccd.

Naches Valley vs. Quincy, ccd.

Neah Bay vs. Evergreen Lutheran, ccd.

North Kitsap vs. North Mason, ccd.

West Seattle vs. Chief Sealth, ccd.

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Sports reporter Michael Carman can be contacted at 360-406-0674 or [email protected] dailynews.com.

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