SPORTS: Port Townsend shuts out Chelan 26-0

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend football team earned some revenge for last season’s 47-7 loss to Chelan by posting a 26-0 shutout win on Friday night.

The Redskins (1-1 overall) forced eight Goats turnovers, five of them interceptions, in the win.

The biggest of them all came with Port Townsend up 6-0 in the third quarter.

With Chelan driving in Redskin territory, senior Cameron Robinson intercepted a Goats pass and went 80 yards untouched for a touchdown.

“Chelan was trying to pick up a first down and he jumped the route and took it back,” Redskins coach Brian O’Hara said. “It was more like a 14-point play [since Chelan was threatening to score].”

Brett Johnson added a 10-yard touchdown run and senior quarterback Eric Thomas found Robinson for an 18-yard touchdown to cap the scoring.

Thomas connected with Austin Plouse for a 26-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

“We saw last week that Thomas was forcing the ball into coverage and trying to go deep and this week he took what was open, went with the short passes and stayed collected,” O’Hara said.

That led to an efficient night, as the senior signal caller completed 19-of-29 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Robinson, Thomas’ favorite target and neighbor, grabbed 10 balls for 86 yards.

The Redskins visit Orcas Island next Saturday, a charter trip funded by parents and boosters after travel funds dried up during the offseason.

Port Townsend 26, Chelan 0

Chelan 0 0 0 0 — 0

Port Townsend 0 6 13 7 — 26

Second Quarter

PT–Plouse 26 pass from Thomas (kick failed)

Third Quarter

PT–Robinson 75 INT return (pass failed)

PT–Johnson 10 run (Thomas kick)

Fourth Quarter

PT–Robinson 18 pass from Thomas (Thomas kick)

Individual Stats

Rushing–PT: Johnson 12-61, Thomas 7-25, Kelly 2-9, Thorton 4-9, Plouse 4-11.

Passing–PT: Thomas 18-29-0, 182, 2 TD

Receiving–PT: Robinson 10-86, Plouse 3-44, Unbedacht 3-16, Mallory 1-5, Johnson 2-34.

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Forks 18, Chimacum 6

FORKS — The mistake-prone Spartans held off a plucky Chimacum team with some late-game heroics on Friday night.

Jacob Anderson scored a pair of touchdowns — one on a 40-yard fumble return in the second quarter, and the other on a 25-yard pass from Brian Santman in the third — to spark the win.

“The effort was there, that’s what we were looking for,” Forks head coach Ron Hurn said. “Overall I was happy with the performance, we got a win.”

Down 12-0 with around four minutes to play in the fourth quarter, the Cowboys attempted to rally, scoring on a 30-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Austin McConnell to Trevor Richardson.

Cowboys (1-1) starter Mason Moug was knocked out of the game with a concussion just after halftime.

Chimacum’s onside kick attempt failed but the Cowboys defense shut down the Spartans (1-1) and forced a turnover on downs.

Chimacum’s last-minute drive ended as soon as it began, however, as McConnell tossed an interception on the first play.

“It’s tough to jump in there in a close game,” Chimacum head coach Shawn Meacham said of his sophomore quarterback.

“He’s a gamer and was pretty disappointed with the interceptions, but he kept us in the game.”

Forks (1-1) then punched in a touchdown with one second to play to account for the final score.

“I give a lot of credit to the Forks defense,” Meacham said.

“We had a hard time trying to cut down their blitz, and they hit hard and were ready to play.”

Forks’ Luke Brown finished with 123 yards rushing and two interceptions, while teammate Fernando Hernandez racked up 88 yards on the ground.

Forks opens league play at Rochester (0-2) while Chimacum wraps up its nonleague schedule at Klahowya (0-2).

Forks 18, Chimacum 6

Chimacum 0 0 0 6 — 6

Forks 0 6 6 6 — 18

Second Quarter

F — Anderson 40 fumble return (run failed)

Third Quarter

F — Anderson 25 pass from Santman (run failed)

Fourth Quarter

C — Richardson 30 pass from McConnell (run failed)

F — Brown1 run (run failed)

Individual Stats

Not reported

Neah Bay 34, Lake Quinault 16

NEAH BAY — The Red Devils continued to show promise in the nonleague portion of their schedule after bagging the Elks on Friday night.

“Other than the special teams punt unit, we were pretty solid in all the other aspects of the game,” Neah Bay coach Tony McCaulley said.

Neah Bay (2-0) forced seven turnovers ­– four interceptions and three fumble recoveries — and allowed just one Lake Quinault touchdown on defense.

Titus Pascua rushed 21 times for 176 yards and a touchdown, and Drexler Doherty connected twice with Robert Moss on scoring strikes of 12 and 32 yards.

Doherty finished 6-of-10 for 112 yards and two touchdowns. He also picked off all four interceptions for the Red Devils

Evan Bowechop scored a rushing touchdown and had 13 total tackles and two fumble recoveries. Antone Rascone added 17 tackles and a sack.

Neah Bay visits Crescent next Saturday in a non-league contest.

Neah Bay 34, Lake Quinault 16

Lake Quinault 0 6 8 2 — 16

Neah Bay 14 14 0 6 — 34

First Quarter

NB–Moss 12 pass from D. Doherty (run failed)

NB–Doherty 2 run (run good)

Second Quarter

LQ–Daniels 5 run (pass failed)

NB–Moss 32 pass from D. Doherty (pass good)

NB–Bowechop 2 run (pass failed)

Third Quarter

LQ–Arrequin fumble recovery (pass good)

Fourth Quarter

NB–Pascua 4 run (pass failed)

LQ–Safety

Individual Stats

Rushing–NB: T. Pascua 21-176; Bowechop 10-56, Tolliver 5-47, D. Doherty 9-43, Greene 2-4, Rascon 1-1, L. Doherty 2-0

Passing–NB: D. Doherty 6-10-0, 112, 2 TD

Receiving–NB: Moss 2-44, A. Pascua 2-45, T. Pascua 2-24

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Crescent 39, Quilcene 14

QUILCENE — After stumbling out of the gate, Crescent took over in the second half to post a win over Quilcene on Saturday.

“We got off to a slow start but were able to hold them off the rest of the game,” Crescent coach Tim Rooney said.

Quilcene (0-1) returned the opening kickoff 60 yards to take a quick 6-0 lead.

Crescent (2-0) took the lead for good on a 3-yard rush by Marcus Decker in the second quarter.

Gonzald Albendea opened the second half by booting a school-record 36-yard field goal.

Albendea was also 4-for-4 on extra points.

“We had a good mix of the run and the pass in the second half, and they had some kids cramping up because of the heat,” Rooney said of the near 90-degree temperatures at game time.

Dylen Heaward finished the game with 19 rushes for 127 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Joey Barnes was 5-for-8 for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Josh Anderson had seven tackles and a sack on defense. Travis Bohannon added six tackles and was credited for half a sack.

Crescent hosts Neah Bay next Saturday in a nonleague game while Quilcene hosts the Port Angeles freshman squad on Thursday.

Crescent 39, Quilcene 14

Crescent 7 15 10 7 — 39

Quilcene 6 8 0 0 — 14

First Quarter

Q–Opening kickoff 60 yards (kick failed)

C–Heaward 10 run (Albendea kick good)

Second Quarter

Q–Quilcene rushing touchdown (run good)

C–Decker 3 rush (Albendea kick good)

C–Christie 72 pass from Barnes (pass good)

Third Quarter

C–36 yard field goal Albendea

C–Heaward 69 rush (kick good)

Fourth Quarter

C– Didier 6 pass from Barnes (kick good)

Individual Stats

Rushing–C: Heaward 19-127; Barnes 8-53;

Passing–C: Barnes 5-8-0, 109;

Clallam Bay game canceled

CLALLAM BAY — The Bruins were forced to cancel Saturday’s game against King’s Way because they couldn’t field a full team.

Clallam Bay’s game against Lake Quinault next week was also canceled.

The team’s first game is set for Sept. 28 against Crescent. By that time the Bruins should have a full roster of academically eligible players.

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