Sequim 42, Washington 22
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(Poulsbo) -- Isaac Yamamoto rushed for 173 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Sequim Wolves advanced to the state football playoffs for the fifth consecutive year, beating the Washington Patriots 42-22 at North Kitsap Stadium.
The Wolves will play the Burlington Edison Tigers (7-3) next Saturday at 6 in Poulsbo.
A steady, driving rain didn't stop Sequim from scoring three quick touchdowns over a minute and ten seconds of the first quarter.
Frank Catelli hit pay dirt on a two-yard run with 6:19 left in the opening stanza for a 7-0 Sequim lead.
On the next scrimmage play, Catelli made a leaping deflection of a Washington pass, picking the ball out of mid-air and lumbering 23 yards for a TD. Catelli's 2-point run ade it 15-0.
Catelli left the game later in the half with a rib injury.
The flood of Sequim points continued when Preston McFarlen broke through the Washington line untouched and blocked a Patriot punt, recovering the pigskin at the 5 and racing in for the score, making it 22-0 with 4:09 left in the opening quarter.
Yamamoto scored his three touchdowns in the second quarter -- on runs of 9, 8 and 27 yards -- as the Wolves hit the board for 42 straight points.
Washington got its first touchdown with 2:07 left before intermission when George Bunn pulled in a 6-yard pass from Jordan Mezias.
Sequim led 42-8 at halftime.
Washington had two more second-half scores, a 26-yard run by Eli Weems with 1:58 left in the third quarter and a 2-yard run by Aaron Bedker with :43 seconds remaining.
Sequim's game with Burlington-Edison will be rematch of last year's 34-32 thriller that sent the Wolves to the quarterfinals.
Scoring by Quarters:
Was - 0 8 6 8 - 22
Seq - 22 20 0 0 - 42
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Seq - Frank Catelli 2 run (Mitch Koonz kick) 6:19
Seq - Frank Catelli 23 interception return (Catelli run) 6:09
Seq - Preston McFarlen 5 yd punt block return (Koonz kick) 4:09
Seq - Isaac Yamamoto 9 run (Rickerson run) 11:13
Seq - Isaac Yamamoto 8 run (kick failed) 8:03
Seq - Isaac Yamamoto 27 run (kick failed) 5:23
Was - George Bunn 6 pass from Jordan Mezias 2:07
Was - Eli Weems 26 run (run failed) 1:58
Was - Aaron Bedker 2 run (Yevchev pass from Mezia) :43