SPORTS: Sequim loses in football; other prep results

SUMNER — Injuries to key personnel and a stagnant offense inside the red zone led to the Sequim football team’s 21-7 loss to Class 1A No. 6 Cascade Christian on Saturday night at Sunset Chev Stadium.

Starting wide receiver Clancy Catelli injured an ankle while covering the opening kickoff and center Preston McFarlen, a key part of Sequim’s shotgun spread attack, was hurt just before halftime.

Sequim turned the ball over on a fumbled shotgun snap just after McFarlen’s injury, leading to a 13-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Stennes to Spencer Ramos and a 14-7 Cougar lead at halftime.

“That was a little deflating,” Sequim assistant coach Dave Ditlefsen said.

Cascade Christian added its final touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Stennes to Axel Johnson with 1:48 remaining in the third quarter.

The Wolves offense twice turned the ball over on downs inside the Cascade Christian 20-yard line, one coming in the first half and another in the fourth quarter.

“Our defense played very well,” Ditlefsen said. “They are a running team and they had to resort to the pass. Unfortunately, they made some plays.”

Cascade Christian (3-0), last season’s 1A runner-up, earned revenge for last season’s 17-14 Sequim victory.

Sequim came into the game ranked sixth in Class 2A. The Wolves (2-1) open Nisqually/Olympic League play against Steilacoom (0-3) on Friday.

Forks 26, Rochester 20

ROCHESTER — Forks used a strong rushing attack and some timely turnovers to knock off the Warriors on Friday night.

Luke Brown carried the ball 22 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns and fullback Fernando Hernandez shook off a lingering ankle injury to rush for 110 yards on 10 carries.

“He ran really well even with the ankle [injury],” Forks coach Ron Hurn said of Hernandez.

Hernandez also chipped in with eight tackles and an interception on defense.

The Spartans picked off four Rochester passes and recovered a fumble in the two teams’ first SWL Evergreen Division game of the season.

Middle linebacker Colby Gagnon led the Spartans on defense with 13 tackles, two interceptions and a blocked PAT attempt.

“He was real effective in clearing some holes on the offensive line as well,” Hurn said.

Forks led 20-14 at halftime and opened the second half with a 13-play, 79-yard scoring drive capped by a five-yard touchdown run by Brown.

Forks had another long clock-killing drive in the fourth snuffed out by penalties and a turnover before Rochester scored late to account for the final tally.

The Spartans (1-0, 2-1) have another road trip coming up this Friday against Onalaska (1-0, 3-0).

“Its another road league game, and it’s going to be a tough one,” Hurn said.

Forks 26, Rochester 20

Forks 12 8 6 0 — 26

Rochester 6 8 0 6 –20

First Quarter

F–Brown 9 run (run failed)

F–Hurn 4 run (run failed)

R–34 pass (kick blocked)

Second Quarter

F–Whiteeagle 4 run (Hurn run good)

R–21 pass (pass good)

Third Quarter

F–Brown 5 run (Run no good)

Fourth Quarter

R–5 run (kick failed)

Individual Stats

Rushing–F: Brown 22-110; Hernandez 10-110

Passing–F: Santman 4-7-1 45 yards. Receiving–F: Hurn 3-40.

Chimacum 40, Klahowya 16

SILVERDALE — Chimacum doubled its win total from last year with an easy road victory over the Eagles on Friday night.

Both squads were scoreless before Chimacum (2-1) took advantage of two Klahowya miscues in the second quarter.

Klahowya (0-3) botched a punt snap to set Chimacum up deep in Eagle territory and the Cowboys scored on a one-yard run by Devin Manix.

The Cowboys Dylan Brown-Bishop then returned an Eagles pass 33 yards for a touchdown on the next series to take a 13-0 lead into halftime.

Chimacum kept it going in the second half with four more touchdowns.

Taylor Handly rushed seven times for 69 yards and quarterback Austin McConnell added 57 rushing yards on five carries.

Chimacum opens Nisqually League play at Charles Wright (1-2) on Friday.

Chimacum 40, Klahowya 16

Chimacum 0 13 13 14 — 40

Klahowya 0 0 8 8 — 16

Second Quarter

C–Manix 1 run (Brown-Bishop kick)

C–Brown-Bishop 33 interception return (pass failed)

Third Quarter

C–Reynolds fumble recovery (Brown-Bishop kick)

C–Handly 14 run (pass failed)

K–Sheet 1 run (Swain run)

Fourth Quarter

C–Manix 5 run (Brown-Bishop kick)

C–Brown-Bishop 15 pass from McConnell (Brown-Bishop kick)

K–Swain 6 run (Swain run)

Individual Stats

Rushing–C: Handly 7-69, McConnell 5-57, Manix 13-22, Settlemire 4-24, Richey 2-(-4), Hare 1-0; K: Swain 28-190; Sheet 6-(-21), Harris 2-6

Passing–C: McConnell 6-16-0, 81; Butterfield 2-2-0, 34; Ajax 1-1-0, 2; K: Sheet 2-9-1, 10

Receiving–C: Brown-Bishop 3-41, Manix 1-22, Richardson 2-34, Toepper 2-18, Tjemsland 1-2; K: Schiffman 1-6, Holm 1-4

Port Townsend 14, Orcas Island 12

EASTSOUND — Port Townsend sailed away from Orcas Island with a win in a game that went down to the wire on Saturday.

The Redskins (2-1) allowed a Viking touchdown on four-and-goal with 1:59 to play to force a potential game-tying two-point conversion attempt.

“They threw the ball to the outside on an out-route and the defense deflected it,” Port Townsend head coach Brian O’Hara said of the two-point attempt.

Orcas Island’s ensuing onside kick went out of bounds, and with the Vikings lacking timeouts, Port Townsend was able to run out the clock for the win.

“Our defense played really well all game, just had breakdowns on two plays,” O’Hara said.

The Redskins scored their two touchdowns on a pair of touchdown passes from Eric Thomas to Adrian Mallory, a 24-yard strike in the first quarter and a 13-yard completion in the fourth.

Port Townsend hosts seventh-ranked Vashon (3-0) in the Nisqually League opener for both teams next Friday.

“They’re ranked and it will be a good challenge for us,” O’Hara said.

Port Townsend 14, Orcas 12

Port Townsend 0 7 0 7 — 14

Orcas Island 0 6 0 6 — 12

Second Quarter

PT–Adrian Mallory 24 pass from Thomas (Thomas kick)

O–Diepenbrock 65 pass from Padbury (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

PT–Mallory 13 pass from Thomas (kick good)

O–Diepenbrock 5 pass from Padbury (pass failed)

Individual Stats

Rushing–PT: Johnson 12-62, Plouse 9-28

Receiving–PT: Robinson 8-44, Johnson 2-19, Mallory 3-49.

Neah Bay 42, Crescent 28

JOYCE — Neah Bay broke open a scoreless game with three second quarter touchdowns and held off Crescent down the stretch for a non-conference win on Saturday.

“They had a couple of passes where we took the wrong angles on defense and we allowed some long runs and it kind of snowballed from there,” Crescent coach Tim Rooney said of the second quarter.

Crescent started the second half strong, with a long drive capped off by a 19-yard touchdown pass from Joey Barnes to Dylen Heaward to pull within 24-15 early in the third quarter.

It was one of three touchdown receptions on the day for Heaward, who finished with three grabs for 62 yards and 21 rushes for 196 yards and a touchdown.

The Loggers then got the ball back deep in their own territory before Neah Bay returned a Crescent fumble nine yards for a touchdown and a two-score advantage.

“That fumble really took the wind out of our sails,” Rooney said.

“We had scored, we stopped them and had the ball, and we gave it right back to them.”

Neah Bay coach Tony McCaulley praised freshman quarterback Leyton Doherty, starting in place of his older brother Drexler, and eighth grader Josiah Greene, who also took some snaps behind center.

“He played excellent,” McCaulley said of Doherty.

“He didn’t have any turnovers and did a great job managing the game, and Josiah Greene played pretty dang well too.”

McCaulley also cited the 31 carries of Titus Pascua and timely reverse runs of wideout Andy Pascua.

“Titus ran well and Andy had a heck of a game with those reverses,” McCaulley said.

Neah Bay 42, Crescent 28

Neah Bay 0 24 6 12 — 42

Crescent 0 7 8 13 — 28

Second Quarter

NB–L. Doherty 20 pass (conversion good)

C–Heaward 33 pass from Barnes (kick good)

NB–T. Pascua 8 run (2 pt good)

NB–L. Doherty 14 pass (conversion good)

Third Quarter

C — Heaward 19 pass from Barnes (pass good)

NB — 9 fumble return (run failed)

NB– 52 run (pass failed)

Fourth Quarter

C–Heaward 10 pass from Barnes (pass failed)

NB –Bowechop 30 pass from Doherty (run failed)

C–Heaward 21 run (kick good)

Individual Stats

Rushing–C: Heaward 21-196

Passing–C: Barnes 5-11-1, 95, 3 td’s

Receiving–C: Heaward 3-62

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