PREP FOOTBALL UPDATE: Sequim rallies from big deficit to beat Forks (With video highlights)

SEQUIM — Sequim senior Riley Cowan sparked a second-half comeback with three touchdown passes and a number of fleet-footed QB scrambles and keepers as the Wolves rallied from a 16-0 halftime deficit to knock off Forks 20-16 Friday night.

Cowan’s third TD pass, a 5-yarder to Michael Young, tied Drew Rickerson for the most touchdown passes in school history (52).

Tying a school record, or even winning the game looked unlikely for Sequim and Cowan early in the game.

The Spartans had the upper hand on both sides of the ball in a rain-soaked first half.

Forks marched 18 yards on 16 plays on its opening drive and scored on a 5-yard run up the middle by Brett Moody.

The Spartans added another TD on a 4-yard plunge by Tristen Pisani to go up 16-0 with 10:36 left in the first half.

Sequim struggled with penalties and the Forks defensive line on offense in the first half.

The struggles continued when Cowan tossed an interception on the Wolves’ first drive of the second half, but the four-year starter was money from then on.

He found Joey Oliver for a 5-yard score on a tunnel screen, hit Kyler Rollness on a beautiful 22-yard wheel route TD on 4th and 14 and dropped in a short pass to Young for the eventual game-winning TD/record setter from 5-yards out with 7:24 to go in the fourth quarter.

Forks put together one final drive but a halfback pass by Pisani on 4th and 6 from the Sequim 21-yard line was broken up near the goal line.

A more detailed story and photos will appear in Sunday’s Peninsula Daily News.

Kingston 30, Port Townsend 25

PORT TOWNSEND — The Redhawks spotted the Buccaneers a 24-point leadearly in the first half before Port Townsend launched a comeback bid that felljust short.

“We made a lot of mistakes in the first quarter and it was 24-0 one play intothe second quarter,” Port Townsend coach Patrick Gaffney said of Thursday’sgame. “A lot of teams would fold at that point, but we outscored them 25-6the rest of the way.”

The Redhawks cut the deficit in half by halftime courtesy of a 7-yardtouchdown run by Dylan Tracer and an 8-yard TD run by Nico Winegar.

“We did what we were supposed to do,” Gaffney said. “We quit jumpingoffsides, ran the right plays and drove down the field on them behind all threeof our backs — Nico, Dylan and Jerome [Reaux} all carried it and theycontributed all game.”

Tracer added his second rushing touchdown of the game in the third quarterto pull Port Townsend within 24-18 entering the fourth quarter.

Kingston, which snapped a 16-game losing streak with the win, got theeventual game-winning TD on a 6-yard run by Kyler Coe-Yarr.

Redhawks freshman Tanner Woodley connected with Winegar on a 72-yardTD pass to bring the Redhawks back within one score and Port Townsendnearly pulled off the upset late.

“It was 4th and 2 for them with 15 seconds left and they fumbled it andJerome had his hands on it but one guy tripped him up and saved thetouchdown,” Gaffney said.

Gaffney had praise for defensive tackle Cody Markel.

“Once he got in rhythm he really did well for us. He forced a fumble, wastaking on a lot of double teams, plugging his gap,” Gaffney said. “He keepsplaying like that we can do some things defensively.”

Port Townsend (0-2) visits Forks on Friday.

OTHER NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA SCORES

North Thurston 21, Port Angeles 7

Neah Bay 40, Taholah 20

South Whidbey 49, Chimacum 6

PREP FOOTBALL

Adna 34, Wahkiakum 0

Auburn Riverside 34, Auburn 32

Bainbridge 28, Olympic 21

Ballard 34, Mariner 8

Bellevue 50, Newport-Bellevue 0

Blaine 27, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 23

Bonners Ferry, Idaho 28, Riverside 8

Camas 52, Hazen 0

Capital 29, W. F. West 9

Carl Junction, Mo. 14, Republic 10

Cascade (Leavenworth) 28, Ephrata 14

Cashmere 32, Sultan 12

Central Kitsap 30, Lakes 23

Charles Wright Academy 7, Seton Catholic 6

Chewelah 14, Liberty (Spangle) 12

Clarkston 26, Grangeville, Idaho 7

Clover Park 27, Highline 7

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 47, Mead 34

Colfax 21, Freeman 14

College Place 45, Cle Elum/Roslyn 0

Colton 64, St. John-Endicott/Lacrosse 6

Columbia (White Salmon) 40, Ilwaco 0

Coupeville 13, Vashon Island 0

Curtis 33, Gig Harbor 21

Darrington 42, Seattle Lutheran 0

DeSales 34, Dayton-Waitsburg 8

Deer Park 27, St. Maries, Idaho 6

East Valley (Yakima) 38, Naches Valley 3

Eastlake 38, Lake Washington 10

Eastmont 35, Pasco 7

Eatonville 49, Evergreen (Seattle) 6

Eisenhower 14, Federal Way 7

Elma 41, Rochester 12

Entiat 60, Selkirk 28

Enumclaw 49, Auburn Mountainview 0

Evergreen (Vancouver) 47, Centralia 22

Ferris 31, Lake City, Idaho 22

Fife 21, Washington 20

Franklin Pierce 55, Lindbergh 10

Friday Harbor 6, Bellevue Christian 0

Garfield-Palouse 30, Sunnyside Christian 20

Glacier Peak 36, Snohomish 28

Goldendale 40, White Swan 14

Graham-Kapowsin 28, Bellarmine Prep 21

Grandview 46, River View 21

Hanford 41, Walla Walla 6

Heritage 38, Hudson’s Bay 28

Hoquiam 28, Aberdeen/Wishkah Valley Co-op 7

Inglemoor 21, Roosevelt 14

Ingraham 32, Mountlake Terrace 14

Interlake 27, Sammamish 22

Kalama 20, Napavine 13

Kamiakin 41, Southridge 0

Kelso 48, R.A. Long 6

Kentlake 7, Tahoma 3

Kentridge 43, Nathan Hale 7

King’s Way Christian School 35, Tenino 12

LaConner 38, Lummi 14

Lake Stevens 38, Lincoln 21

Lakeland, Idaho 27, East Valley (Spokane) 7

Lakeside (Seattle) 46, King’s 0

Lewis and Clark 34, Davis 8

Lewiston, Idaho 26, Wenatchee 10

Liberty 50, Cedarcrest 3

Life Christian Academy 20, Toutle Lake 6

LordTweedsmuir, British Columbia 14, Burlington-Edison 0

Lyle-Klickitat-Wishram 76, Oakville 6

Lynden 30, Ferndale 6

Lynden Christian 35, Anacortes 0

Marysville-Getchell 16, Stanwood 0

McCall-Donnelly, Idaho 38, Asotin 0

Mercer Island 13, Issaquah 0

Montesano 51, Shelton 6

Morton/White Pass 28, Raymond 21

Mount Si 54, Kentwood 10

Mount Vernon 35, Sedro-Woolley 29, OT

Mountain View 54, Juanita 7

Mt. Spokane 41, Moses Lake 16

Naselle 72, Rainier Christian 12

Neah Bay 40, Taholah 20

Newport 40, Priest River, Idaho 8

Nooksack Valley 50, Granite Falls 6

North Creek 46, West Seattle 16

North Kitsap 56, Kamiak 0

North Thurston 21, Port Angeles 7

Northport 100, Tekoa/Rosalia 90

Northwest Christian (Colbert) 34, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 13

Oak Harbor 28, Marysville-Pilchuck 0

Ocosta 50, Chief Leschi 8

Odessa-Harrington 80, Cusick 0

Okanogan 27, Medical Lake 7

Omak 35, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 33

Onalaska 74, Mossyrock 0

Peninsula 32, Skyline 20

Prairie 28, Washougal 21

Prosser 21, West Valley (Yakima) 14

Pullman 45, North Central 14

Puyallup 52, Emerald Ridge 21

Quincy 32, Brewster 20

Rainier 12, Toledo 7

Reardan 58, Davenport 14

Republic 8, Pateros 0

Ridgefield 42, Fort Vancouver 0

Royal 56, Othello 0

Sequim 20, Forks 16

Shorecrest 35, Edmonds-Woodway 14

Shorewood 38, Meadowdale 7

Skyview 34, Columbia River 6

South Bend 32, Winlock 14

South Whidbey 49, Chimacum 6

Spanaway Lake 45, Decatur 7

Squalicum 42, Arlington 21

Steilacoom 44, Orting 14

Stevenson 34, Corbett, Ore. 0

Sumner 45, Olympia 0

Sunnyside 28, Cleveland 0

Timberline 28, Bonney Lake 21

Todd Beamer 55, Thomas Jefferson 0

Tumwater 17, Yelm 14

University 43, Post Falls, Idaho 37

Wahluke 3, Granger 0

Wapato 18, Highland 15

Warden 42, Chelan 40

West Valley (Spokane) 16, Shadle Park 14

White River 46, Renton 0

Wilbur-Creston 38, Springdale 7

Wilson 41, Bremerton 6

Woodland 40, La Center 20

^PPD. AND CANCELLATIONS

Ellensburg vs. Zillah, ccd.

Kittitas vs. Tri-Cities Prep, ccd.

Selah vs. La Salle, ccd.

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