Prep Football: Sequim pastes Port Angeles 41-0
October 30th, 2010 - 4:21am
More game highlights below!
(Port Angeles) -- Sequim's Drew Rickerson threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as the Wolves pasted the previously undefeated Port Angeles Roughriders 41-0 Friday night, winning the Olympic League championship.
Both teams move into the 2A district playoffs next Saturday at North Kitsap Stadium in Poulsbo.
Port Angeles will match up with the Sumner Spartans at 4 p.m., while Sequim will play the Washington Patriots at 7 p.m.
A standing-room-only crowd -- estimated at 42-hundred -- jammed the Civic Field grandstand and portable bleachers installed on the east-side of the field.
The tenth-ranked Wolves (8-1 overall, 6-0 league) got on the board in 2 plays after holding the 7th-ranked Roughriders (8-1 overall, 5-1 league) to three plays and out on the game's first possession.
Starting at their own 28, Rickerson hit Tyler Forshaw on a 45-yard bubble screen to the PA 27 and a horse-collar tackle penalty moved the ball to the Rider 12.
Rickerson found Frank Catelli open over the middle for a leaping 12-yard TD strike with 10:11 left in the opening quarter for a 7-0 Wolves lead.
Both teams bogged down on their next two possessions before the Wolves clicked on another 5-play scoring march, keyed by Catelli's 27-yard quarterback ramble to the PA 17 on 3rd-and-short.
Two plays later, Rickerson followed his blocking superbly on a slicing 17-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 Sequim advantage with 8:03 left in the first half.
Port Angeles quarterback Keenan Walker was intercepted by Sequim's Joey Hall at the Wolves 47.
A 27-yard Rickerson pass to Isaac Yamamoto gave Sequim a first-and-goal at the PA 8, where Rickerson scored again on the second play for a 20-0 lead with 4:48 to go in the second quarter.
The Wolves broke it open with another 2-play blitz starting at their own 26, a 34-yard pass from Rickerson to Yamamoto, followed by a full-speed, arms-extended grab of a Rickerson bomb by Joey Hall for a 40-yard score and a 27-0 Sequim halftime lead.
Sequim opened the second half with a 63-yard scoring drive, highlighted by a 33-yard Rickerson pass to Joey Hall to the PA 24.
Isaac Yamamoto capped it with a 1-yard plunge, increased the lead to 34-0 with just a minute and a half gone in the second half.
The final Sequim TD was a 19-yard Michael Ballard scoring reception from Rickerson with 1:02 to go in the third quarter.
Audio game highlights:
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 7 20 14 0 - 41
PA - 0 0 0 0 - 0