SPORTS: Sequim locks up playoffs with homecoming win over Olympic; other prep football reports

SEQUIM — The Sequim football team attacked the Olympic Trojans right from the beginning in an Olympic League football game Friday night.

Sequim allowed only one touchdown while destroying the Trojans 63-8 to clinch its seventh straight postseason berth under head coach Erik Wiker.

Sequim (5-0 in league, 6-1 overall) has just one game left, at home against North Kitsap next Friday, before facing off with unbeaten Port Angeles in a de facto Olympic League championship game Oct. 29.

A win there would give Wiker six league titles in seven years.

“We had an excellent week of practice,” said Wiker, who is now 30-0 in games played in October. “All the hard work paid off.”

Senior running back Isaac Yamamoto had a big impact on the game, rushing for 167 yards on 17 carries and leading the team with four touchdowns.

Quarterback Drew Rickerson threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another while completing 26 of 27 passes for 216 yards.

“We executed our gameplan well and our defense shut down a good offense,” Wiker said.

Sequim 63, Olympic 8

Olympic 8 0 0 0– 8

Sequim 20 22 14 7– 63

First Quarter

S–Yamamoto 1 run (Koonz kick)

S–Yamamoto 30 run (kick failed)

S–Rickerson 3 run (Koonz kick)

O–Brown 37 run (two-point conversion good)

Second Quarter

S–Yamamoto 2 run (two-point conversion good)

S–Mills 12 yard fumble return for TD (Koonz kick)

S–Hall 35 pass from Rickerson (Koonz kick)

Third Quarter

S–Ballard 2 pass from Rickerson (Koonz kick)

S–Yamamoto 8 run (Koonz kick)

Fourth Quarter

S–Wiker 10 run (Koonz kick)

Individual Stats

Rushing– S: Yamamoto 17-167. O: Brown 23-129, Grier 5-36.

Passing–S: Rickerson 26-27-0, 216. O: Kudera 16-28-2, 168.

Receiving–S: Hall 7-123. O: Gesicki 6-54, Fullilove 5-48.

Chimacum 38, Charles Wright 7

TACOMA — The Chimacum football team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 38-7 victory over Charles Wright on Friday night.

The Cowboys claimed the must-win Nisqually League game with their best rushing effort of the season (208 yards).

The win moved the Cowboys to 2-3 in league and 3-4 overall, meaning they can qualify for the postseason with wins in their last two games.

That starts with Cedar Park Christian, surprise 22-20 winners against Orting on Friday, in next week’s homecoming game.

“We are finally realizing the level of play it takes to win,” Chimacum coach Shawn Meacham said.

Daryl Settlemire caught a touchdown and ran for another while Dylan Brown-Bishop had a fumble recovery for a score to help the Cowboys win for the second consecutive week.

“We can possibly set ourselves up to win out,” Meacham said. “But it’s homecoming [this week], so hopefully we can fight off the distractions.”

The team’s ability to run the ball Friday allowed the Cowboys to control the clock and gain a season high 16 first downs.

Devin Manix accounted for a few of those, rushing for 120 yards on 19 carries.

“We’ve got to keep this momentum against another tough opponent next week,” Meacham said.

The homecoming game starts at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Chimacum 38, Charles Wright 7

Chimacum 20 8 10 0– 38

Charles Wright 0 0 7 0– 7

First Quarter

C–Settlemire 17 pass (kick failed)

C–Brown-Bishop fumble recovery (kick failed)

C–Settlemire 6 run (Manix run)

Second Quarter

C–Moug 2 run (Manix run)

Third Quarter

C–Brown-Bishop 37 FG

W–Hawkins 95 kick return (Dennis kick)

C–Manix 23 run (Brown-Bishop kick)

Individual Stats

Rushing– C: Manix 19-120.

Passing–C: Moug 7-8-0, 75.

Rainier 29, Forks 0

FORKS — The Spartans fell short once again in SWL-Evergreen Division action, this time against the Mountaineers on Friday night.

“They controlled the line of scrimmage on us,” Forks coach Andrew Peterson said. “But we battled hard and played tough.”

The Spartans were able to put together a 60-yard drive in the second quarter with Alexis Ayala punching it in for the score to make it a close 14-7 at halftime.

Rainier, however, scored some points off of two interceptions and a blocked punt throughout the game.

“We are still getting better week by week,” Peterson said. “But we’re still young and it’s been a long season.”

Forks (0-5, 0-7) travels to Tenino this Friday for more 1A SWL-Evergreen play.

Lummi 56, Quilcene 22

BELLINGHAM — It was a short one in Lummi territory as Quilcene coach Alan Reimann asked the officials to stop the game with about seven minutes to go before halftime in B-8 Northwest Football League play Friday night.

After Lummi returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, Quilcene’s Troy Thompson answered right back by returning the next kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown.

Lummi then scored four straight touchdowns to take a 35-6 lead before Quilcene’s Brandon Bancroft found Jake Pleines in the back right corner of the end zone for a touchdown.

By that time, the Blackhawks had full control of the game.

Quilcene (4-1, 4-2) next hosts Neah Bay on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Lummi 56, Quilcene 22

Quilcene 14 8 0 0– 22

Lummi 42 14 0 0– 56

First Quarter

L–Robinson 70 kick return (Robinson kick)

Q–Thompson 95 kick return (conversion failed)

L–Robinson 45 run (Robinson kick)

L–Williams 41 run (Robinson kick)

L–Rivera 15 pass from Jameson (Robinson kick)

L–Robinson 23 pass from Jameson (Robinson kick)

Q–Pleines 10 pass from Bancroft (conversion good)

L–Williams 6 run (Robinson kick)

Second Quarter

Q–Steele 10 pass from Bancroft (conversion good)

L–Robinson 53 pass from Jameson (conversion good)

L–Williams 53 pass from Jameson (conversion failed)

Individual Stats

Rushing– Q: Thompson 4-45, Bancroft 6-40, VanBerkom 3-(-2). L: Robinson 2-68, Williams 2-47, Hoskins 1-19, Jameson 2-13.

Passing–Q: Bancroft 4-15-1-74. L: Jameson 6-8-1-207, Robinson 0-1-0-0.

Receiving–Q: Pleines 2-44, VanBerkom 1-20, Steele 1-10. L: Williams 3-116, Robinson 2-76, Rivera 1-15.

Evergreen Luth. 94, Clallam Bay 48

DES MOINES — The Bruins played hard but couldn’t match up with the Eagles, who flew to an easy Northwest Football League victory Saturday.

“It was a pretty rough half,” Clallam Bay coach Cal Ritter said. “The penalties killed us and we kept giving the ball right back.”

Quarterback Emmitt James played well for the Bruins, completing 10 of 18 passes for 232 yards and five touchdowns.

Three of James’ touchdown passes were to Ryan Willis, who caught six balls for 184 yards.

John Teachout had 16 carries for 210 yards with two rushing scores and a catch for another touchdown.

“We can take some good things away from this and work towards next week,” Ritter said.

Clallam Bay’s (1-4, 1-4) next game will be at home against Muckleshoot on Friday.

Evergreen Lutheran 94, Clallam Bay 48

Clallam Bay 46 22 20 6– 48

Evergreen Luth. 22 12 14 0– 94

First Quarter

E–Touchdown (conversion good)

E–Touchdown (conversion good)

E–Touchdown (conversion good)

E–Touchdown (conversion good)

C–Willis 23 pass from James (conversion good)

E–Touchdown (Conversion good)

C–Willis 65 pass from James (conversion good)

E–Touchdown (conversion failed)

C–Teachout 65 run (conversion good)

Second Quarter

C–Willis 23 pass from James (conversion good)

E–Touchdown (conversion good)

C–Teachout 7 pass from James (conversion failed)

E–Touchdown (conversion good)

C–Teachout 60 run (conversion failed)

E–Touchdown (conversion failed)

Third Quarter

E–Touchdown (conversion good)

C–Wonderly 37 run (conversion failed)

E–Touchdown (conversion failed)

C–C. Ritter 28 pass from James (conversion good)

E–Touchdown (conversion failed)

Fourth Quarter

E–Touchdown (no attempt, game over)

Individual Stats

Rushing– C: Teachout 16-210, Wonderly 9-115, James 10-44.

Passing–C: James 10-18-1, 232.

Receiving–C: Willis 6-184, C. Ritter 2-32.

Port Angeles 34, North Kitsap 7

POULSBO — The Roughriders continued to be the team to beat in the 2A Olympic League as they ran past the Vikings and moved to 7-0 for the first time since 1967 on Friday night.

“We need to increase our commitment to be more competitive at the next level,” Port Angeles coach Tom Wahl said.

“We have been brushing up on everything and picking up our intensity.”

Cody Sullivan had a 14-yard touchdown run and caught a pass from Keenan Walker for two scores in the game.

Walker led the team with 133 yards rushing on 17 carries, while Nathan Cristion added 104 yards on nine carries.

Teammate Rickie Porter had a 94-yard kickoff return that helped create some energy for the Riders, who clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2006.

“We are excited to be in the postseason,” Wahl said. “We’ve practiced and worked hard and it’s paying off.”

It is beginning to look like Port Angeles and Sequim will decide the league title on the final week of the season on Oct. 29 at Civic Field.

Port Angeles (5-0, 7-0) next will host winless Klahowya on Friday.

Port Angeles 34, North Kitsap 7

Port Angeles 0 21 7 6– 34

North Kitsap 0 7 0 0– 7

Second Quarter

P–Sullivan 14 run (Hanson kick))

N–Hadden 5 run (Gracey kick)

P–Porter 94 kickoff return (kick failed)

P–Walker 4 run (Walker conversion)

Third Quarter

P–Cristion 5 run (Haskins kick)

Fourth Quarter

P–Sullivan 25 pass from Walker (kick failed)

Individual Stats

Rushing– P: Walker 17-133, Cristion 9-104.

Passing–P: Walker 4-11-1, 60. N: Milyard 9-28-2, 176.

Receiving–P: Sullivan 1-25, Porter 2-20. N: Nettleson 6-62, Nguyen 6-60.

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