PREP ROUNDUP: Clallam Bay football rumbles to 3-0 start behind Strid’s 7 TDs

AMANDA PARK — The Clallam Bay Bruins pushed their record to 3-0 with a 45-33 six-man footbal road victory over Lake Quinault.

“The kids are excited, they’re looking for more. They’re looking to keep it going,” said head coach Aaron Burdette. “It’s the first time in a long, long time that Clallam Bay has been 3-0.”

Ryan Strid had another explosive game for the Bruins. He ran the ball 12 times for 398 yards (for an average of 33 yards a carry) and six touchdowns. He scored a seventh touchdown when he intercepted a pass and ran it back 60 yards.

In three games so far this season, Strid, possibly the fastest kid in the state at the 1B level, has rushed 46 times for 1,434 yards (an average of 31.1 yards per carry and 478 yards per game) and 23 touchdowns.

Burdette said that Clallam Bay, three-year veterans of the 6-man football game, consider themselves ambassadors for the sport.

“A lot of small schools need to do this,” he said.

Burdette said that Saturday wasn’t the Bruins’ best game, but said Lake Quinault is a very good team.

“We got off to a slow start, but we held on for the win,” he said. He said Levi Duncan and Chris Hottowe both played well on defense for the Bruins, who were missing three plays.

In addition to Strid’s offense, Ryan Belkirk had five catches for 122 yards on passes from quarterback Colin Aldana.

Clallam Bay (3-0) next plays Saturday at Wishkah Valley.

In the other North Peninsula game scheduled for Saturday, Crescent was awarded a forfeit over Taholah.

Crescent (1-0, 3-2) next hosts Naselle (2-0, 5-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Cross Country Forks at Leavenworth Invite

LEAVENWORTH — Madelyn Archibald of Forks finished in the top 15 among 142 runners at the Leavenworth Ski Hill Invitational on Saturday.

Archibald finished 15th with a time of 20 minutes, 44.3 seconds over a 2.8-mile-long course at elevation. She was just one out of 18 runners who finished under 21 minutes. Her teammate Karen Ensastegui finished 46th with a time of 22:40.59.

Among the boys, the Spartans’ Matthew Larson finished in the top 50 out of 101, coming in 49th with a time of 17:27. William Perez finished 80th with a time of 19:04.29, Colton Duncan was 86th (19:22.59) and Ashton Doyle 99th (22:59.5).

The Forks cross-country team next runs in the Evergreen 1A meet Thursday with Montesano, Hoquiam, Tenino and Elma with Tenino hosting.

Volleyball Kingston 3, Sequim 1

SEQUIM — A young Sequim team got up 2-1 against Kingston, but the Buccaneers came back at the end to win 3-2 (25-27, 25-20, 21-25, 25-20, 15-9) in a five-game, 214-point marathon.

“This game was a tough-fought battle the whole match,” said coach Jennie Webber-Heilman. “This was our best game for our blocking with a total of nine stuff blocks.”

Kalli Wiker served a perfect 27-for-27 with a pair of 5-point runs and tallied 25 assists, three stuff blocks and seven digs in Thursday’s match. McKenna Hastings had a six-point run and served 18 for 20. She added eight digs.

Kiana Robideau also had five aces on 16-for-17 serving, 16 digs, 11 kills and five perfect passes. Kendall Hastings had 25 touch blocks and three stuff blocks to go along with seven kills. Jordan Hegtvedt also served 14-for-16.

Sequim (1-5, 1-6) next hosts Port Angeles (3-3, 4-3) at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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