Sequim 42, Port Angeles 7
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Friday, September 11, 2009
(Sequim) -- Sequim survived a slow start Friday night in the football rivalry game with Port Angeles before taking control and pasting the Roughriders 42-7.
Wolves quarterback Drew Rickerson missed on 7 of his first 10 passes in the first quarter, before settling down to connect on his final 9 tosses of the game, including three touchdowns in the third quarter.
The junior's final numbers: 12 of 19 for 244 yards and 4 scoring strikes.
The Wolves opened the game with an electrifying 67 yard run by Travis Decker to the PA 4-yard line, but Sequim fumbled the ball away to the Riders two plays later at the 7.
Neither team could mount a serious drive until Decker capped off a 13-play, 70-yard march on a 9-yard TD run with 2:25 left in the opening quarter, giving the hosts an 8-0 advantage.
Decker finished with 123 yards on 13 carries.
Late in the first half, Port Angeles retained possession in Sequim territory when a muffled punt gave the Riders first down at the Sequim 33.
Two plays after a personal foul penalty moved PA back to the Sequim 42, the Wolves' Clancy Catelli stepped in front of a Rider receiver at the 40 and raced 60 yards with an intercepted Colby Adamich pass to the end zone and a 16-0 Sequim lead with 3:48 until halftime.
The Wolves defense forced a three plays and out drive by the Roughriders, giving Sequim a chance to extend the lead before intermission.
On the first play, Rickerson hit John Textor on a 59-yard screen pass score for a 22-0 Sequim halftime advantage.
Sequim broke the game open with three touchdowns over 5 and a half minutes of the third quarter -- all Rickerson scoring passes -- 54 yards to Textor and connections of 45 and 5 yards to Clancy Catelli.
Catelli finished with 4 catches for 75 yards and 2 TD's, while Textor had 4 grabs for 130 yards and a pair of scores.
The Wolves led 42-0 with 2:16 left in the third quarter.
Port Angeles drove 75 yards for a score early in the fourth quarter, a drive aided by a 38 yard run by Nathan Cristion and a personal foul, horse collar tackle penalty on Sequim that gave PA first-and-goal at the Sequim 7.
Cristion was the leading Rider ball carrier with 89 yards on 14 carries.
On fourth and one, sophomore quarterback Keenan Walker, the younger brother of former PA signal caller Stefan Walker, plunged to paydirt on a 1-yard quarterback sneak.
Svetlio Hurd kicked the extra point for the final margin of 42-7.
Sequim's yardage advantage over Port Angeles was 419-149.
The Wolves had a 175-137 edge in rushing and had a 244-12 advantage in the passing department.
Port Angeles (0-2) will open league play Friday at Civic Field against the Capital Cougars.
Sequim (2-0) has a game next Saturday against last year's Class 1A runner-up Cascade Christian at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner.
S-Travis Decker 9 yard run (Clancy Catelli to John Textor)
S-Clancy Catelli 60 yard pass interception (Drew Rickerson run)
S-John Textor 59 pass from Rickerson (run failed)
S-John Textor 54 pass from Rickerson (run failed)
S-Clancy Catelli 45 pass from Rickerson (Frank Catelli kick)
S-Clancy Catelli 5 pass from Rickerson (Frank Catelli kick)
PA-Keenan Walker 1 yard run (Svetlio Hurd kick)
PA, Nathan Cristion 14-89, Cameron Moon 14-11, Cody Sullivan 6-25, Colby Adamich 2-0, Nathan Hofer 4-14, Keenan Walker 3-(-6) 1 TD, Ben Wetzler 2-4.
Seq, Travis Decker 13-123 1 TD, Joey Hall 5-28, Isaac Yamamoto 1-2, Drew Rickerson 1-(-2), Frank Catelli 2-13, Tyler Forshaw 1-11.
PA, Chase Adamich 1-3-12-0-1, Keenan Walker 0-2-0-0.
Seq, Drew Rickerson 12-19-244-4-0, Frank Catelli 0-3-0-0.
PA, Colin Wheeler 1-12.
Seq, Alex Gillis 1-8, Joel Anastasi 1-7, Clancy Catelli 4-75 2 TD, John Textor 4-130 2 TD, Travis Decker 1-13, Isaac Yamamoto 1-11.