Thursday, November 17, 2016
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Sequim Wolves football 2003-16 -- Career, Season and Game Records
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Eatonville ends Sequim season in shootout 59-42
(Silverdale) -- A gridiron shootout at Silverdale Stadium featuring 8 lead changes, pivoted on 3 Sequim turnovers in the final quarter, as the Eatonville Cruisers outscored the Wolves 59-42 Saturday night.
The district playoff loss ends the Sequim football season with a 7-3 overall record, while the 8-2 Cruisers will travel to Eastern Washington next weekend to play Ellensburg in the state 2A playoffs.
On a rainy night in Kitsap County, the Wolves kept pace with the high-scoring Cruisers for the first 35 minutes, with Sequim leading 42-38 after Gavin Velarde scored his third touchdown of the night on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Riley Cowan with 1:14 to go in the third period.
Cowan connected on 12 of his 24 passes for 192 yards and 4 touchdowns, but was intercepted twice in the final period.
The Cruisers marched 82 yards in 5 plays, with catches by 4 different receivers and took the lead for good 45-42 after quarterback Triston Graf found Ryan Antonson for a 29-yard scoring strike with :22 seconds left in the third frame.
Graf completed 30 of his 42 passes for 428 yards and 4 touchdowns with 1 interception.
Sequim quarterback Riley Cowan found fellow sophomore Kyler Rollness on a crossing pattern for a 20-yard gain, but Rollness fumbled the ball to the Cruisers at midfield with 11:50 remaining in the contest.
Four snaps later, Graf found Ray Springer open for a 29-yard touchdown pass and Eatonville had some breathing room at 52-42 with 10:10 to go.
Springer had a game-high 10 catches for 119 yards and a score.
On the next scrimmage play, Ryan Antonson intercepted Cowan at the Wolves 43, leading to a bizarre Eatonville drive that featured 8 Cruiser penalties for 65 yards (3 holding, 3 illegal procedures, a delay of game and a personal foul for helmet contact).
Eatonville overcame the miscues, turning in a 10-play, 43-yard drive, while burning 5:27 off the fourth quarter clock, boosting its lead to 59-42 with 4:27 remaining on running back Derek Brown's 4-yard scoring run.
Brown carried 17 times for 43 yards and 3 Cruiser touchdowns.
In desperation mode, down by 17 points, Cowan was intercepted by Brooks Moeller at midfield and Eatonville ran off the final 4:09 on the way to victory.
Shootout starts with early scores
Eatonville opened the game with a 9-play, 65-yard drive that took just 2:41 to complete on an 8-yard Triston Graf pass to Justin Brandt.
Justin Moeller's two-point conversion run made it 8-0 Cruisers with 9:19 left in the first quarter.
A 29-yard kickoff return by Gavin Velarde started Sequim at the Eatonville 46.
Three plays later, Velarde caught a Cowan pass on the right side of the Cruisers' defense and slipped away for a 36-yard TD reception.
Cowan's kick closed the gap to 8-7 with 8:39 left in the opening stanza.
Velarde takes an interception to the House
After 2 unsuccessful drives by each squad, Eatonville appeared to be on the way to extending its advantage with a drive deep into Sequim territory.
Graf overthrew a receiver in the center of the field at the Sequim 5 and the ball was intercepted by Velarde at the 1.
The speedy Velarde angled to the left sideline as the crowd collectively inhaled, then roared when he stepped out of a tackle at the Sequim 40 and cruised the rest of the way for a 99-yard Pick-6, his second of the 2016 campaign.
Sequim led 14-8 after the PAT with 1:38 remaining in the first quarter.
Lead ping-pongs in 2nd quarter
Eatonville drove 80 yards in 10 plays, highlighted by a 26-yard pass from Graf to Zarak Scruggs that put the Cruisers at the Sequim 1.
Derek Brown scored on the next snap and Eatonville was back in front 16-14 with 8:11 left in the first half.
Sequim began to have success in the running game, using a quad-receiver set as Velarde and Tyler Conn took turns gashing the Eatonville defense.
Cowan found Cody Bell open along the left sideline after 8 consecutive running plays and the combo resulted in a 22-yard touchdown pass that put the Wolves back ahead 21-16 with 3:20 before intermission.
Eatonville was back in scoring territory after a 38-yard kickoff return by Justin Brandt and Scruggs went 38-yards for a TD on a counter play to bounce the Cruisers ahead 23-21, just 12 seconds after Sequim's touchdown.
Sequim couldn't answer and the Cruisers went to the air for 7 completions to extend their advantage before halftime.
Graf hit Brooks Moeller on an 18-yard slant with :47 seconds left to send Eatonville to the locker room ahead 30-21.
3rd quarter rally for Sequim
The energized Wolves had touchdown drives on their opening 2 possessions of the second half.
Tyler Conn hit pay dirt from 8 yards with 9:38 left in the third period to draw Sequim within a point at 30-29.
Conn had game-high rushing honors with 127 yards on 20 carries.
Sequim got the ball back and Conn ripped off a 28-yard run to the Eatonville 23.
The Wolves regained the lead when Cowan found Kyler Rollness dragging across the left side of the end zone with 6:56 to go in the third frame.
A two-point conversion failed, leaving Sequim ahead 35-30.
Eatonville drove 65 yards in 7 plays to take another lead after a Brown 1-yard plunge, 38-35 with 4:12 left on the third quarter clock.
The game marked the final prep football appearance for 17 Sequim seniors -- Riley Cosio, Curtis Gorr, Robert Beeson, Tyler Dean, Rudy Whitehead, Jesse Schleve, Devon Bird, James Thayer, Liam Lemon, Michael Larsen, Steve Nguyen, Mackenzie Stockdale, Josh Benson, Brendan Lauritzen, Beau Bernsten, Devin Greenlow and Logan Bennett.
Sequim senior cheerleaders at their final football game included Hannah D'Amico, Taylene Eldridge, Hilary Holtrop, Tatum Jensen, Danica Miller, Karla Najera and Emily Straling.
Velarde's 3 scores boosted his career count to 39 touchdowns.
Download 2016 final Sequim Football Statistics compiled by SequimSports.com
Scoring by Quarters:
Eat - 08 22 15 14 -- 59
Seq - 14 07 21 00 -- 42
Eat - Justin Brandt 8 yd pass from Triston Graf (Brooks Moeller run) 9:19 (8-0 Eat)
Seq - Gavin Velarde 36 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 8:39 (8-7 Eat)
Seq - Gavin Velarde 99 yd pass interception return (Cowan kick) 1:38 (14-8 Seq)
Eat - Derek Brown 1 yd run (Brown from Brendon Morton pass) 8:11 (16-14 Eat)
Seq - Cody Bell 22 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 3:20 (21-16 Seq)
Eat - Zarak Scruggs 38 yd run (Morton kick) 2:57 (23-21 Eat)
Eat - Brooks Moeller 11 yd pass from Triston Graf (Morton kick) (30-21 Eat)
Seq - Tyler Conn 8 yd run (Conn run) 9:38 (30-29 Eat)
Seq - Kyler Rollness 18 yd pass from Riley Cowan (run failed) 6:56 (35-30 Seq)
Eat - Derek Brown 1 yd run (Graf run) 4:12 (38-35 Eat)
Seq - Gavin Velarde 24 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 1:14 (42-38 Seq)
Eat - Ryan Antonson 29 yd pass from Triston Graf (Morton kick) :22 (45-42 Eat)
Eat - Ray Springer 29 yd pass from Triston Graf (Morton kick) 10:10 (52-42 Eat)
Eat - Derek Brown 4 yd run (Morton kick) 4:27 (59-42 Eat)
Eat - Joe Bridges 11-43, Triston Graf 11-68, Zarak Scruggs 2-47-1TD, Derek Brown 17-43-3TD.
Seq - Riley Cowan 5-5, Gavin Velarde 3-28, Tyler Conn 20-127-1TD.
Eat - Triston Graf 30-42-428-4TD-1INT.
Seq - Riley Cowan 12-24-192-4TD-2INT.
Eat - Zarak Scruggs 4-92, Ray Springer 10-119-1TD, Justin Brandt 7-72-1TD, Ryan Antonson 3-43-1TD, Brooks Moeller 6-102-1TD.
Seq - Kyler Rollness 4-58-1TD, Curtis Gorr 1-8, Gavin Velarde 5-100-2TD, Cody Bell 2-26-1TD.
Eat - 41-201-4TD.
Seq - 28-160-1TD.
Eat - 30-42-428-4TD-1INT.
Seq - 12-24-192-4TD-2INT.
Eat - 83-629 (7.6 avg)
Seq - 52-352 (6.8 avg)
Eat - 14-125
Seq - 4-31
Eat - 1
Seq - 2
Eat - 1
Seq - 2
Eat - 2
Seq - 4
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Sequim football downs Kingston 37-17
(Kingston) -- Riley Cowan threw 5 touchdown passes for the second consecutive game as the Sequim Wolves beat the Kingston Buccaneers 37-17 Friday night.
The Wolves completed the regular season with a 7-2 overall record and earned second place in the Olympic League 2A football standings at 5-1.
Sequim will have a district playoff game against the Eatonville Cruisers Saturday, November 5th at Silverdale Stadium with the kickoff slated for 7 p.m.
The Cruisers (7-2) beat the Washington Patriots 21-13 Friday night in a South Puget Sound League divisional crossover game.
Early drives come up empty
Both teams were thwarted in their opening drives, Kingston moving into Wolves territory before turning ball over on downs at the Sequim 28.
The Wolves pushed deep into Buccaneer country before Paul Johnson intercepted a fourth down Riley Cowan pass inside the 10 and returned it to the Kingston 34.
Sequim stopped Kingston after a Bucs holding penalty and got the ball back at its own 45.
Gavin Velarde got the first of his two touchdown receptions on a 55-yarder to put the Wolves ahead with 4:40 left in the first period.
Cowan made the first of his five PATs for a 7-0 Sequim lead.
Long drive for 3, short jaunt for 7
Kingston responded with a 15-play, 62-yard march to a booming 42-yard field goal by senior Damon Ledezma with 8:55 remaining in the first half, closing the deficit to 7-3.
After watching the Buccaneers chew up 7 minutes and 34 seconds of game clock, the Sequim offense wasted little time in expanding their lead.
A four-play, 77-yard drive started with a 15-yard run by Tyler Conn, followed by an amazing diving catch by Payton Glasser for 28 yards to the Bucs 34.
Rudy Whitehead caught a 20-yarder to the Kingston 14, then Glasser scored Cowan's second TD pass, making it 14-3 Wolves with 7:45 left until intermission.
The Bucs go to the Bag of Tricks
Kingston threatened again on eight rushes and two passes, stalling at the Sequim 12.
The Bucs lined up for a field goal, but a fake fizzled after the officials ruled that holder John Jones' knee was down when he flipped the ball to the kicker Damon Ledemza, turning the ball over to Sequim at its own 20.
Cowan punted from the Sequim 48 and the ball was downed at the Kingston 1 with 49 seconds before halftime.
On Kingston's third play, a fumble by quarterback John Jones rolled back into the end zone and was recovered by the Buccaneers -- ruled a safety for Sequim -- boosting the score to 16-3 Wolves at intermission.
Wolves offense clunks then clicks
Sequim opened the second half and drove to the Kingston 2, where Cowan's 4th down sneak came up short of a first down.
The Bucs fumbled back to Sequim two plays later at the Kingston 17, but Wolves stalled again, turning the ball back to the Buccaneers on fourth down at the 28.
Sequim stayed patient and scored on its next 2 possessions, both drives lasting just 4 plays.
Gavin Velarde touched pay dirt on a 39-yard screen pass, complete with a slew of broken tackles that increased Sequim's advantage to 23-3 with 6:10 left in the third quarter.
Kingston fumbled at its own 23 and Cowan found Glasser in the end zone on a 24-yard scoring strike that pushed the lead to 30-3 at the 1:37 mark of the third frame.
Kingston scores twice in final stanza
The Buccaneers' Nick Waxon got behind the Sequim defense and pulled in a 28-yard TD pass from John Jones with 11:08 remaining to edge Kingston closer at 30-10.
The Wolves answered again with an 8-play, 63-yard journey concluded with a 32-yard Cowan bomb to Kyler Rollness with 8:19 to go.
Kingston's Paul Johnson scored against the Sequim reserves with 31 seconds left on a 5-yard run for the final margin of 37-17.
Kingston celebrated 10 seniors in a pre-game ceremony -- Anderson Crawford, Skyler Fulton, Simon Glintborg, Brett Heaps, Noel Issa, Paul Johnson, Damon Ledezma, Owen Maxwell and Wiktor Niemirski.
The Buccaneers have scheduled a Week 10 contest next Friday at home against Shorewood.
Riley Cowan finished the regular season completing 58 percent of his passes, 134 of 229 for 1788 yards, 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Cowan, a sophomore, passed Miguel Moroles (2012-14) on the Wolves career passing list (2903), with 2947 career yards.
Cowan has 32 career touchdown passes, needing 21 more to overtake Drew Rickerson (2007-10).
Junior Gavin Velarde was the leading receiver with 53 catches for 819 yards and 9 touchdowns.
He rushed 30 times for 202 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Velarde returned 3 kickoffs and 1 punt for touchdowns, crossing the goal line 18 times in the regular season.
He has 36 career touchdowns.
Junior Tyler Conn is Sequim's leading rusher with 512 yards on 98 carries and 5 touchdowns.
Junior Payton Glasser has 30 catches for 340 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.
Sequim is the number 2 seed into the district playoff from the Olympic League and will host the Eatonville Cruisers at Silverdale Stadium, Saturday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq -- 07 09 14 07 -- 37
King - 00 03 00 14 -- 17
Seq -- Gavin Velarde 55 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 4:40
King - Damon Ledezma 42 yd Field Goal 8:55
Seq -- Payton Glasser 14 yd Pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 7:45
Seq -- Safety (Kingston recovered fumble in own end zone) :21
Seq -- Gavin Velarde 39 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 6:10
Seq -- Payton Glasser 24 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 1:37
King - Nick Waxon 28 yd pass from John Jones (Ledezma kick) 11:08
Seq -- Kyler Rollness 32 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Austin Leis kick) 8:19
King - Paul Johnson 5 yd run (Ledezma kick) :31
Seq -- Riley Cowan 8-(-19), Gavin Velarde 1-4, Tyler Conn 9-54, Hayden Gresli 7-45, Keeshawn Whitney 1-(-1).
King - John Jones 12-19, Paul Johnson 23-93-1TD, William Dixon 8-40, Noel Issa 4-16, Tyler Sloman 3-8.
Seq -- Riley Cowan 16-26-327-5TD-1INT.
King - John Jones 10-19-159-1TD.
Seq -- Gavin Velarde 9-190-2TD, Payton Glasser 3-66-2TD, Kyler Rollness 1-32-1TD, Curtis Gorr 1-15, Rudy Whitehead 2-24.
King - William Dixon 2-32, Hunter Collins 1-14, Tyler Sloman 3-28, Nick Waxon 4-85-1TD.
Seq -- 26-83
King - 50-176-1TD
Seq -- 16-26-327-5TD-1INT
King - 10-19-159-1TD
Seq -- 52-410 (7.9 avg)
King - 69-335 (4.9 avg)
Seq -- 4-35
King - 7-65
Seq -- 1
King - 0
Seq -- 0
King - 2
Seq -- 2 (1INT, 1TOD)
King - 4 (2FUM, 2TOD)
Friday's Olympic League 2A Results:
Sequim 37, Kingston 17.
Bremerton 40, North Mason 0.
North Kitsap 62, Tenino 16.
Olympic 48, Port Angeles 0.
Olympic League - Final 2A Football Standings
North Kitsap 6-0 9-0
Sequim 5-1 7-2
Olympic 4-2 5-4
Bremerton 3-3 5-4
Kingston 2-4 2-7
North Mason 1-5 1-7
Port Angeles 0-6 0-9