COUPEVILLE — Dylan Tracer racked up four touchdowns, two on the ground and a pair through the air to lead Port Townsend to a 49-16 thumping of the Wolves.
Quarterback Noa Montoya also threw three TDs, ran for another and intercepted two passes defensively to boost the Redhawks.
“We are really happy with everybody tonight,” Redhawks coach Patrick Gaffney said. “We expected Dylan and Montoya to be impact players for us again and they really were.”
Tracer totaled 182 rushing yards on 15 carries and also had four receptions for 38 yards. He also hauled down Coupeville quarterback Dawson Houston in the end zone for a safety.
Apker-Montoya completed 7 of 9 passes for 105 yards and three TDs.
Montoya had time and Tracer had room to run behind an offensive line boasting three freshman starters.
“Noa didn’t get sacked all night with three freshmen linemen,” Gaffney said.
Tanner Woodley caught one of Apker-Montoya’s touchdown passes.
“Tanner Woodley outjumped two guys to get that one,” Gaffney said. It was a perfectly thrown ball.”
Gaffney came away impressed with Coupeville’s Sean Toomey-Stout.
“They had Toomey-Stout, we had Tracer and Montoya,” Gaffney said. “There were several drives where he made every tackle. He impressed us on the sidelines.
“When Dylan gets going and guys start keying on him, then we have Noa.”
The Redhawks also were lifted by the play of two freshmen on the defensive side of the ball.
“Rickey Vega really stepped up on the defensive line and Toby Fulton made some great plays at linebacker,” Gaffney said. “He played lights out for a freshman.”
Jerome Reaux Jr. capped the scoring with a 11-yard rushing touchdown late for Port Townsend.
The Redhawks (1-0) visit Kingston on Thursday.
“We heard Kingston beat Klahowya, so we know they are improved,” Gaffney said. “We have some things to work on and clean up for next week.”
Port Townsend 49, Coupeville 16
Port Townsend 19 8 13 9— 49
Coupeville 0 16 0 0— 16
PT—Tracer 42 run (kick failed)
PT—Montoya 15 run (Montoya kick)
PT—Woodley 24 pass from Montoya (Montoya kick)
C—5 run (2 pt good)
PT—Tracer 5 pass from Montoya (Montoya kick)
C—Martin 5 run (2 pt good)
PT—Tracer 18 run (2-pt failed)
PT—Tracer 16 pass from Montoya (Montoya kick)
PT—Safety Tracer tackled QB in end zone
PT—Reaux 10 run (Montoya kick)
Rushing—PT: Tracer 15-182, Apker-Montoya 10-76, Massie 8-37, Reaux Jr. 6-33, Coggins 3-7, Woodley 2-5, Kithcart 2-3.
Passing—PT: Apker-Montoya 7-9-105, 3 TDs.
Receiving—PT: Woodley 2-52, Tracer 4-38, Massie 1-15.
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