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11 Football Game #10 - Sequim 40, Eatonville 34

Sequim 40, Eatonville 34


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(Poulsbo) -- Sequim quarterback Jack Wiker connected with Tyler Forshaw on a 25-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining as the Wolves came from behind to beat the Eatonville Cruisers 40-34 in a subdistrict football game Saturday at North Kitsap Stadium.
Wiker, who stepped up once again for the injured Frank Catelli, completed 19-of-31 passes for 289 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Wolves advanced to the state playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.
Sequim (9-1) will play W.F. West of Chehalis next week in the first round next week.
Eatonville (4-6) got on the board first with Brandon Atkins' 7-yard run, making it 7-0 Cruisers with 2:54 left in the opening quarter.
Sequim pulled ahead in the second period with a pair of Wiker touchdown passes - a 2-yarder to Michael Ballard and a 30-yarder to Christian Miles wedged between a spectacular 80-yard punt return TD by Forshaw.
The Wolves led 20-7 with 1:29 left until intermission.
Eatonville drove 71 yards in 8 plays, scoring on a 3-yard run by quarterback Zach Fairhart as the first half clock expired, closing the Cruisers to within 20-14.
Fairhart was 12-of-20 for 142 yards in passing, while rushing 10 times for 40 yards and a TD.
The Pierce County visitors from the South Puget Sound League mounted another scoring march to begin the third stanza, taking a 21-20 lead on the first of three Keegan Brady touchdown runs.
Brady carried the ball 35 times for 170 yards.
The Eatonville lead was brief as Sequim went for a long range bomb and an 80-yard connection between Wiker and Miles, putting Sequim up 26-21 with 8:48 left in the third quarter.
Miles caught 4 passes for 138 yards and 2 scores.
Wiker capped off another Sequim drive with a 7-yard run as the third quarter ended, leaving the Wolves ahead 33-21.
Eatonville closed to within 5 points at 33-28 on Brady's 1-yard plunge with 5:43 left, capping a 14-play, 64-yard march.
Sequim failed to convert a 4th-and-5 from its own 36 after Miles was stopped for a 3-yard loss on a throwback screen pass with 4:37 remaining.
The Cruisers took 5 plays to cover the 32 yards for the go-ahead score from Brady on an 11-yard run with 2:08 left in the fourth quarter.
The visitors led 34-33 after a failed two-point conversion.
The Olympic League champions' drive to the winning score of 80 yards in 10 plays was rallied by Wiker's 17-yard gain on 3rd-and-11 from their own 19-yard-line.


Hear Wiker's key third down conversion
Wiker hit Forshaw for 11 yards to the Sequim 46, then Eatonville was flagged for pass interference, which gave the Wolves a first-down at the Cruisers' 38.
Forshaw caught a 5-yard pass, then Wiker carried twice for 8 yards, setting up a 1st-and-10 at the Eatonville 25.
Wiker pump faked off a roll-out to the right, then fired into the right corner of the end zone, where Forshaw out-maneuvered his defender at the last moment to catch the game-winning score.
Sequim called an overload to the left side of the formation on the ensuing kickoff with 11 seconds left and Jonathan Campbell's short pooch kick was recovered by the Wolves' Lopaka Yasumura at Eatonville 43.
Wiker took a knee on the final play to set off the Sequim victory celebration.
Scoring by Quarters:
Eat - 7 7 7 13 - 34
Seq - 0 20 13 7 - 40
Scoring Summary:
1st quarter:
2nd quarter:
3rd quarter:
4th quarter:
Game statistics:
Rushing:
Eat - Keegan Brady 35-170 yards-3TD, Brendan Davis 4-17, Brandon Atkins 9-86 yards-1TD, Zach Fairhart 10-40 yards-1TD.
Seq - Jack Wiker 18-109 yards-1TD, Lopaka Yasumura 3-13 yards.
Passing:
Eat - Zach Fairhart 12-20, 142 yards, Caleb Keefer 0-1.
Seq - Jack Wiker 19-31, 289 yards, 4TD.
Receiving:
Eat - Brendan Davis 5-83 yards, Jarred Keefer 4-7 yards, Joe Evans 1-32 yards, Chase Ketter 2-20 yards.
Rushing Yards:
Eat - 58-313-5TD-5.3 average
Seq - 21-122-1TD-5.8 average
Passing Yards:
Eat - 12-21-142
Seq - 19-31-289-4TD
Total Yards:
Eat - 79-455-5.7 average
Seq - 52-411-7.9 average
Penalties:
Eat - 8-65
Seq - 4-38
First Downs:
Eat - 23
Seq - 15
Third Down:
Eat - 11-15
Seq - 4-8
Fourth Down:
Eat - 1-4
Seq - 1-3


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