Saturday, October 22, 2016

2016 Football Game 8 - Sequim 49, Port Angeles 9

Sequim wins Rainshadow Rumble 49-9 over Port Angeles

October 22nd, 2016 - 01:00 am


(Sequim) -- Sequim's Gavin Velarde scored 4 touchdowns and broke 2 school records as the Wolves dropped the Port Angeles Roughriders for the second consecutive year in the Rainshadow Rumble, 49-9.

Velarde had 7 catches for 238 yards and 3 touchdown receptions (39, 64 and 75), plus an 83-yard punt return.

Sequim (6-2 overall and 4-1 in Olympic League 2A play) harassed Port Angeles quarterback Matthew Warner all night long, sacking him 6 times and forcing 5 Rider turnovers on 3 fumbles, an interception and a turnover on downs.

Port Angeles (0-8 overall and 0-5 in Olympic League 2A play) was limited to 213 total yards, with just 79 rushing hashes on 34 attempts.

Record setting night for Velarde

Velarde, a junior, came into the contest tied with Tyler Forshaw (2009-11) for top spot on Sequim's all-time receptions list with 82 and needed 19 hashes to overtake Forshaw (1,222) for Most Receiving Yards.

After a Port Angeles fumble on the game's second play was recovered by Michael Larsen at the PA 13, Velarde got the career catch record with number 83 on a 5-yard gain from Riley Cowan.

Two plays later, Cowan connected with Kyler Rollness on a slant for a 3-yard TD and the Wolves led 7-0 with 9:25 to go in the first period.

Cowan completed 17 of 29 passes for 351 yards and 5 touchdowns, both career-highs.

The record setter for Most Receiving Yards in Sequim history came 10 plays into an 85-yard Wolves march as Velarde took a pass down the right sideline and blew past defenders for 39 yards and a touchdown.

Riley Cowan's extra point made it 14-0 Sequim with 3:03 in the opening frame.

The Riders strike back

Port Angeles quarterback Matthew Warner opened a drive with a nimble 11-yard scramble for a first down at the Riders 45, then was sacked for a 6-yard loss by Michael Larsen.

On the following play, Warner threw a jump ball up the right sideline for Garrett Edwards, who made the grab near the Sequim 40, spun out of a tackle attempt and rumbled into the end zone for a 61-yard pass-and-run combo.

The extra point cut the Sequim lead in half, 14-7, with 1:47 left in the first quarter.

Warner connected on 10 of 18 passes for 134 yards and one score.

He was limited to 13 yards on 19 rushing attempts. Edwards led the Rider receivers with 76 yards on 3 catches.

Sequim had a first-and-goal at the Port Angeles 9, but Easton Joslin sliced in front of Kyler Rollness on a slant pattern at the goal line for a Port Angeles interception.

The drive stalled and the Riders were forced to punt back to Sequim.

Velarde scores again . . .

On the first Wolves play, Velarde took a short screen and rambled 64 yards to pay dirt, the second of his 4 touchdowns that put Sequim ahead 21-7 with 8:15 to go until halftime.

Port Angeles got possession back with 3:18 left and drove for 9 plays before turning the ball over on downs to Sequim at the Wolves 38 at the 1:16 mark.

On 3rd-and-17 from the Sequim 25, Velarde took another Cowan screen pass 75 yards for the backbreaking score and the Wolves went to the locker room ahead 28-7.

Wolves pull away in 3rd quarter

In the third quarter, the Riders were 8 plays into a drive when a fumble was recovered by Sequim's Hayden Gresli at the Wolves 43.

Sequim had a quick 4-play drive, started with a 36-yard counter by Velarde to the PA 7.

Three snaps later, Cowan found Payton Glasser in the left corner of the end zone for 7 yards.

After an officials' discussion, a pass interference penalty on Port Angeles was declined and Sequim led 35-7 with 4:45 left in the third period.

Sequim capped another drive after a 29-yard strike from Cowan to Glasser moved the pigskin to the Port Angeles 6.

Tyler Conn got the call on the dive from 6 yards as the Wolves had a 42-7 advantage after 3 quarters.

Rider drive stymied by red zone fumble 

Port Angeles started its best drive of the second half at the Rider 17.

Aided by 41 yards in Sequim penalties (pass interference, unsportsmanlike conduct and a facemask), PA had a first down at the Wolves 11.

On second down, Trevor Shumway motored 9 yards to the Sequim 2, but a fumble on the next snap was recovered by the Wolves' Jesse Schleve at the 1.

Shumway led the Roughrider ball packers with 39 yards on 12 carries. 

Sequim was penalized for a personal foul in the end zone to start its drive, which by rule, resulted in a 2-point safety for Port Angeles, making the score 42-9 with 8:11 remaining in the game.

Port Angeles was forced to punt and Velarde was not to be denied on the return.

The speedster took the ball at his own 17 and scampered to the left sideline, juking out the final defender near the Riders 40 and scoring with 5:56 left.

Sequim led 49-9 and reserves played out the final minutes of the 40-point mercy rule running clock.

District playoff looms for Sequim on Saturday November 5th

Sequim Athletic Director Dave Ditlefsen told that Sequim is planning to host a district playoff game on Saturday, November 5th at Silverdale Stadium.

The top 4 teams in the South Puget Sound League's Mountain and Sound Division will crossover with each other Friday, October 28th.

The two 3rd place teams, Eatonville and Washington, will crossover for the number 5 and 6 seeds.

Sequim will play the number 5 (Eatonville/Washington winner) as the Olympic League number 2 seed at district.

Game notes:

Sequim football players wore purple and gold camouflage jerseys in honor of the Military and Veterans Friday night.  

A Coast Guard helicopter flew over the field at the conclusion of the National Anthem. 

Veterans attending the game were honored during a ceremony at halftime.

Next week:

The Wolves will visit Kingston next Friday, when Port Angeles hosts the Olympic Trojans at Civic Field.

Scoring by Quarters:

PA -- 07 00 00 02 -- 09

Seq - 14 14 14 07 -- 49

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter:

Seq - Kyler Rollness 3 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 9:25

Seq - Gavin Velarde 39 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 3:03

PA -- Garrett Edwards 61 yd pass from Matthew Warner (Edwards kick) 1:46

2nd Quarter:

Seq - Gavin Velarde 64 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 8:02

Seq - Gavin Velarde 75 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) :16

3rd Quarter:

Seq - Payton Glasser 7 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 4:45

Seq - Tyler Conn 6 yd run (Chris Puksta kick) :42

4th Quarter:

PA -- Safety - by rule after Sequim personal foul penalty in end zone 8:11

Seq - Gavin Velarde 83 yd punt return (Chris Puksta kick) 5:56

Individual Statistics:


PA -- Matthew Warner 13-19, Rudy Valdez 1-(-2), Trevor Shumway 12-39, Nate Drake 1-18, Jace Lausche 1-11.

Seq - Riley Cowan 4-16, Gavin Velarde 4-37, Tyler Conn 9-40-1TD, Robert Beeson 3-(-6).


PA -- Matthew Warner 10-18-134 yards-1TD, Nate Drake 0-1-0-1INT, Easton Joslin 0-1.

Seq - Riley Cowan 17-29-351 yards-5TD-1INT.


PA -- 
Jace Lausche 2-15, Rudy Valdez 2-13, Trevor Shumway 1-8, Ben Arnold 1-10, Garrett Edwards 3-76-1TD, Easton Joslin 1-12.

Seq - Gavin Velarde 7-238-3TD, Payton Glasser 5-52-1TD, Kyler Rollness 2-19-1TD, Curtis Gorr 1-12, Rudy Whitehead 1-16, Tyler Conn 1-14.

Team Statistics:


PA -- 34-79

Seq - 20-87-1TD


PA -- 10-20-134-1TD-1INT

Seq - 17-29-351-5TD-1INT

Total Yards:

PA -- 54-213-1TD (3.9 avg)

Seq - 49-438-6TD (8.9 avg)

Had Intercepted:

PA -- 1

Seq - 1

Fumbles Lost:

PA -- 3

Seq - 1


PA -- 5 (3 fumbles, 1INT, 1TOD)

Seq - 3 (1 fumble, 1INT, 1TOD)

Olympic League - 2A Football Standings

North Kitsap  6-0   8-0

Sequim          4-1   6-2

Olympic         3-2   4-3

Bremerton     2-3   4-4

Kingston        2-3   2-6

North Mason 1-4   1-6

Port Angeles 0-5   0-8

Sequim Top 5 Receiving Yards

Gavin Velarde (2014-           1442
Tyler Forshaw (2009-11)      1222
Ryan Rutherford (2002-04)  1114
John Textor (2007-09)          1064
Joey Hall (2007-10)                921

Sequim Top 5 Career Receptions

Gavin Velarde (2014-              89
Tyler Forshaw (2009-11)         82
Nick Ramirez (2009-11)          60
Brett Wright (2011-13)            60
John Textor (2007-09)            59

Sequim Top 5 Touchdown receptions

Ryan Rutherford (2002-04)   19
Gavin Velarde (2014-             14
Joey Hall (2007-10)                11
John Textor (2007-09)           11
Clancy Catelli (2007-09)        10

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2016 Football Game 7 - Sequim 48, Olympic 26

Sequim football beats Olympic 48-26

October 18th, 2016 - 01:00 am

Sequim junior Gavin Velarde visited the Olympic end zone 5 times Monday and now has 31 career touchdowns for the Wolves

(Silverdale) -- Gavin Velarde scored 5 touchdowns and Riley Cowan threw two scoring passes as the Sequim Wolves took control of second place in the Olympic League 2A standings with a 48-26 victory over the Olympic Trojans Monday night at Silverdale Stadium.

Sequim senior receiver Curtis Gorr and sophomore quarterback Riley Cowan leave the Silverdale Stadium field Monday after the Wolves spoiled the Olympic homecoming celebration 48-26.

Sequim (5-2 overall, 3-1 in Olympic League 2A play) will host Port Angeles Friday.

Olympic (4-3 overall, 3-2 in Olympic League 2A play) trailed Sequim 26-14 late in the first half, but the Trojans drove to the Wolves 15 with 8 seconds remaining, looking to seize momentum before the half and receive the second half kickoff.

Olympic quarterback Evan Quitevis threw into the right flat, looking for Devin Burleigh on a hitch pattern that was jumped by Velarde at his own 3.

Velarde, with a full head of steam from his safety position, streaked up the visitor's sideline 97 yards untouched, giving Sequim a 34-14 halftime advantage.

Olympic received the second half kickoff and methodically drove 80 yards in 11 plays.

Evan Quitevis found Kolby Johnson for a 6-yard TD pass and Olympic chopped the lead to 34-20 with 6:30 left in the third period.

Any Trojan momentum was deflated on the ensuing kickoff as Velarde received at his own 20, finding a seam up the right hash, streaking 80 yards to the touchdown and Sequim was back up 41-20.

After holding the Trojans to 3-and-out, the Wolves chewed up 69 yards in 8 plays, Velarde going the final four hashes to make it 48-20 with 11:52 to go.

Evan Quitevis got the last Olympic touchdown with 5:55 left on a 20-yard run around right end and a nifty cutback into the end zone.

Velarde blocked the extra point, keeping the final margin at 48-26.

Two early Sequim TD strikes

Cowan's TD passes came early, a 13-yarder in the back of the end zone to Payton Glasser and a 50-yard rocket to Kyler Rollness, pushing the Wolves ahead 13-0 after one period.

An Olympic punt deflected off the back of a Trojan lineman, giving Sequim possession at the Oly 6.

Velarde got the first of his 3 rushing scores on the next play and the Wolves were ahead 20-0 with 10:02 left in the first half.

The Trojans answered with an 8-play, 55-yard march that took 4:01, Malcolm Dewalt scoring on a counter down the left sidelines, that closed the margin to 20-7 with 5:40 left until halftime.

The Wolves passing attack clicked on the next drive with a 24-yard leaping catch by Glasser to the Olympic 36 and a 35-yard snag by Rollness to the Trojans 1.

Velarde hit pay dirt after next snap, putting the Wolves up 26-7 with 3:09 left in the second quarter.

Olympic climbed back into the contest with a 36-yard TD catch and run by Darelle White that narrowed the score to 26-14 with 1:44 to go until intermission.

Make up game from Friday

The contest was postponed Friday after high winds caused a prolonged closure of the Hood Canal Bridge.

Next game:

Sequim will host Port Angeles Friday for the annual Rainshadow Rumble and Olympic travels to Everett to face Archbishop Murphy Saturday.

Scoring by Quarters:

Seq - 13 21 07 07 -- 48
Oly -- 00 14 06 06 -- 26

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter:

Seq - Payton Glasser 13 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 6:44

Seq - Kyler Rollness 50 yd pass from Riley Cowan (kick failed) 4:13

2nd Quarter:

Seq - Gavin Velarde 6 yd run (Cowan kick) 9:54

Oly - Malcolm Dewalt 22 yd run (John Basili kick) 5:40

Seq - Gavin Velarde 1 yd run (run failed) 3:09

Oly - Darelle White 36 yd pass from Evan Quitevis (Basili kick) 1:44

Seq - Gavin Velarde 97 yd interception return (Cody Bell from Rudy Whitehead) :00

3rd Quarter:

Oly - Kolby Johnson 7 yd pass from Evan Quitevis (run failed) 6:30

Seq - Gavin Velarde 80 yard kickoff return (Cowan kick) 6:10

4th Quarter:

Seq - Gavin Velarde 4 yd run (Cowan kick) 11:52

Oly - Evan Quitevis 20 yd run (kick blocked by Velarde) 5:55

Individual Statistics:


Seq - Riley Cowan 2-11, Gavin Velarde 6-11-3TD, Tyler Conn 13-85.

Oly - Evan Quitevis 7-38, Mason Quitevis 12-37, Jaden Fernandez 3-6, Rollie Enriquez 9-38, Darelle White 3-6, Malcolm Dewalt 5-75-1TD.


Seq - Riley Cowan 12-20-190-2TD-2INT.

Oly - Evan Quitevis 14-21-137-1TD-1INT.


Seq - Gavin Velarde 2-9, Payton Glasser 4-56-1TD, Kyler Rollness 2-85-1TD, Curtis Gorr 3-43, Rudy Whitehead 1-(-3).

Oly - Mason Quitevis 2-8, Rollie Enriquez 1-5, Darelle White 4-57-1TD, Malcolm Dewalt 2-13, Kolby Johnson 1-7-1TD, Devin Burleigh 3-37, Adam Johnson 1-10.

Team Statistics:


Seq - 21-107

Oly - 39-200


Seq - 12-20-190 yds-2TD-2INT.

Oly - 14-21-137 yds-1TD-1INT.

Total Yards:

Seq - 41-297 (7.2 avg)

Oly - 60-337 (5.6 avg)


Seq - 6-47

Oly - 4-30

Had Intercepted:

Seq - 2

Oly - 1


Seq - 0

Oly - 0


Seq - 2 (2INT)

Oly - 2 (1INT,1TOD)

Olympic League - 2A Football Standings

North Kitsap  5-0   7-0

Sequim          3-1   5-2

Olympic         3-2   4-3

Kingston        2-2   2-5

Bremerton     1-3   3-4

North Mason  1-3  1-5

Port Angeles  0-4  0-7