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Saturday, September 28, 2013

2013 Football Game 4 -- North Kitsap 31, Sequim 14

PREP FOOTBALL: North Kitsap 31, Sequim 14

(Poulsbo) -- A Homecoming feast of big plays Friday night for the North Kitsap Vikings, beating the Sequim Wolves 31-14.
The Vikings led 10-0 after one quarter and scored 3 more touchdowns in the second period, taking control at halftime 31-7.
A 63-yard run by running back Sean Crowell put the Vikings into scoring territory on the game's opening drive.
North led 3-0, settling for a 20-yard Field Goal by Andrew Hecker after the Wolves stuffed fullback Kyle North for no gain on 3rd-and-3 from the Sequim 4.
The Vikings cashed in a Sequim turnover with a 43-yard drive, capped by a 16-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cody Blackmore to tight end Trevor Dennis, making it 10-0 North with 1:44 left in the opening quarter.
On the next Vikings drive, Blackmore hit Hecker for 33 yards to the Sequim 35.
Two plays later, Crowell galloped 34 yards to the Sequim end zone for a 17-0 North advantage.
Backup quarterback Alex Allbee connected with Hecker on the next North drive for 40 yards to the Sequim 15.
Kyle North scored 3 plays later on a 10-yard TD blast, leaving the Vikings ahead 23-0 with 6:03 before intermission.
On 3rd-and-8 from Sequim's own 40-yard-line, Brett Wright took a bubble screen pass from quarterback Miguel Moroles and broke several tackles on the way to a 60-yard scoring connection, cutting the lead to 23-7.
North took possession at their own 39 with 1:52 left in the half after a Sequim turnover-on-downs.
The Vikings went to the bag of tricks to go up 31-7, using a lateral from Blackmore to wide receiver Hecker, who threw deep to a wide open Bryce Hacker for a 42-yard strike just 7 seconds before halftime.
Sequim got the only score of the second half when Moroles connected with Ian Dennis on a 4th-and-5 for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 3:23 to go in the third quarter.
North Kitsap (2-2, 2-0 in Olympic League) will play at Bremerton Friday, while Sequim (0-4, 0-2 in Olympic League play) will host the Olympic Trojans.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 0 7 7 0 - 14
N.K.- 10 21 0 0 - 31
Scoring Summary:
1st Quarter:
NK - Andrew Hecker 20 yd Field Goal 9:02
NK - Trevor Dennis 20 pass from Cody Blackmore (Andrew Hecker kick) 1:44
2nd Quarter:
NK - Sean Crowell 34 run (Hecker kick) 10:51
NK - Kyle North 10 run (kick failed) 6:03
NK - Bryce Hacker 42 pass from Andrew Hecker (Dennis pass from Blackmore) :07
3rd Quarter:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

2013 Football Game 3 - Bremerton 41, Sequim 35

PREP FOOTBALL: Bremerton 41, Sequim 35

(Sequim) -- A tale of two halves on Salute to the Military Night at Sequim High School.
A valiant Wolves comeback fell just short as Bremerton beat Sequim 41-35.
The visiting Knights dominated the first half and led 34-0 at intermission.
However, the Wolves roared back into the contest with 4 consecutive second half touchdowns.
A late Sequim onside kick recovery in the final minute left the Wolves sighting in the enemy goal line from the Bremerton 41 with a chance for the winning score.
A fourth down play from the Bremerton 15 with 27 seconds remaining resulted in a turnover-on-downs.
After one final running play, the Knights escaped with the six point victory.
Salute to the Military with special jerseys



Sequim varsity players honored Armed Forces members past and present by wearing special camouflage jerseys for the game, customized with the name of a soldier.
Players presented their jerseys to their sponsor after the game as a keepsake.
Bremerton roars in opening half
The Knights scored on the fourth play of the game when Skylar Mullins picked up a dropped Sequim punt snap and rambled 39 yards for a TD just a minute-and-half into the contest for the initial 7-0 lead after Mike Brown's PAT.
Bremerton quarterback Connor Mahoney lofted a perfect 25-yard scoring strike to Brown with a minute left in the opening quarter, making it 14-0 Knights.
Brown scored two more TD's before intermission, the first on a 16-yard scamper to paydirt, boosting it to 21-0 Bremerton.
The assembled crowd at Sequim thought it was a done deal after the Knights got another pair of scores in the final 1:43 of the half.
A 15-yard pass interception return by Cameron Dunklin and a 20-yard Mahoney-to-Brown hookup came just 8 seconds apart, fueled by a muffed Sequim kickoff return that made it 34-0.
Second half comeback
Master Chief Larry Moroles of the U.S. Coast Guard scored on three second-half quarterback keepers -- from 4, 54 and 15 yards, respectively. The third Moroles TD with 11:27 left in the game, closed the gap to 34-28.
Bremerton rolled on a long drive to seemingly resume control at 41-28 with 6:21 remaining on a 10-yard TD run by Calvin Cardwell.
Sequim turned the ball over to Bremerton on downs with 3:16 left at the Knights 32.
Cardwell though, looking for second effort after a rushing first-down, fumbled the ball back to Sequim at the Bremerton 49 with 2:58 left.
Ten plays later on 4th-and-10 from the Knights 25, Moroles connected with Coast Guard Aviation Maintenance Technician Michael Sterrett for the 25-yard touchdown pass, closing it back to six points at 41-35 with 1:12 to go.
The Wolves went for the obvious onside kick attempt, shifting all 10 defenders to the right side of the field and made the recovery at the Bremerton 41.
A 22-yard slant pass from Moroles to US Army Sergeant Bill Fairly put Sequim at the Bremerton 19.
After a first down incompletion, Sequim had to burn a timeout with 39 seconds left on a near fumble on a botched quarterback - running back exchange.
Moroles got 9 yards on a scramble out-of-bounds on third down, forcing a 4th-and-6 from the Bremerton 15 with :27 seconds left.
Flushed from the pocket, Moroles was unable to find a receiver and was pushed to the sidelines well short of the first down, allowing the Knights to return home with a 2-and-1 record, 1-0 in Olympic League play.
The Wolves fell to 0-3 (0-1 in Olympic League).
Sequim will visit Poulsbo Friday to play the North Kitsap Vikings while Bremerton with host North Mason.
Scoring by Quarters:
Bre - 14 20 0 7 -- 41
Seq - 0 0 21 14 -- 35
Scoring Summary:
1st Quarter:
Brem - Skylar Mullins 39 punt block return (Michael Brown kick) 10:50
Brem - Michael Brown 25 pass from Connor Mahoney (Brown kick) :59
2nd Quarter:
Brem - Michael Brown 16 run (Brown kick) 5:56
Brem - Cameron Dunklin 11 pass interception return (kick failed) 1:43
Brem - Michael Brown 20 pass from Connor Mahoney (Brown kick) 1:35
3rd Quarter:
Seq - M.C. Larry Moroles USCG 4 run (G.M. Donald Johnson USN kick) 8:11
Seq - S.Sgt. Chris Van Der Horn US Army 2 run (G.M. Johnson kick) :04
4th Quarter:
Seq - M.C. Larry Moroles USCG 15 run (G.M. Johnson kick) 11:27
Brem - Calvin Cardwell 10 run (Brown kick) 6:21

Saturday, September 14, 2013

2013 Football Game 2 - River Ridge 43, Sequim 6

PREP FOOTBALL: River Ridge 43, Sequim 6

(Sequim) -- River Ridge of Lacey rolled up almost 400 yards of total offense Friday night, dismantling the Sequim High Wolves 43-6.
The speedy Hawks defense frustrated the Wolves all night long, shutting down the run and flustering Sequim quarterbacks into 4 interceptions - two of them "pick sixes" for touchdowns.
Sequim was held to 47 snaps and just 136 yards of total offense.
River Ridge running back Elijah Camacho scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 1-yard plunge with 88 seconds left in the opening period, putting the Hawks up 7-0.
Sequim's Nigel Christian intercepted Hawks quarterback Kobe Key at the Wolves 5 early in the second quarter to thwart a drive, but disaster struck on the next scrimmage play.
Throwing from his own end zone, junior QB Miguel Moroles had his pass deflected high into the air by a Hawks lineman and the carom fluttered into the awaiting hands of Gabe Fraser for a River Ridge TD making it 14-0.
Hawks defensive back Dejuan Frye, a featured burner on Ridge's 2013 state championship 400-meter relay team, intercepted the Wolves twice before halftime.
The first Frye pick, by Moroles, led to a 30-yard field goal from Chris Behnke that made it 17-0 Ridge, with 2:24 left.
Sequim freshman QB Dylan Lott was the victim of the second Frye pass pilfering, jumping in front of a receiver at the Ridge 47 and steaming down the sideline to the Sequim 1.
An illegal block penalty moved the ball back to the Sequim 33, but Kobe Key hit Frye for a 20-yard touchdown pass to increase the bulge to 24-0 at intermission.
Sequim held River Ridge to a turnover-on-downs on its first possession of the second half and Moroles drove the Wolves to the Hawks 12 after a 45 yard quarterback keeper.
On the next snap, Moroles rolled right and fired toward the end zone, but was picked off by the Hawks' Michael Key at the goal line and returned 100 yards to pay dirt, making it 30-0.
Camacho got his second score at the 2:23 mark of the third quarter on a 2-yard run and the Hawks were up 37-0.
Camacho rushed 19 times for 86 yards.
The final Ridge TD came 10 seconds into the final period on Key's 32-yard strike to Issiah Scott, with the visitors assuming a 43-0 lead.
Key hit 16 of 30 passes for 209 yards and 2 scores.
Sequim's only touchdown came with 5:47 remaining when freshman Dylan Lott maneuvered in front of his defender to pull in a 30-yard bomb from Chris Frick.
River Ridge ran 74 plays and racked up 398 yards, overcoming a whopping 21 penalties for 135 yards.
The Hawks travel to Ridgefield next week for a non-leaguer, while Sequim will host the Bremerton Knights Friday in the Olympic League opener.
Scoring by Quarters:
R.R. - 7 17 13 6 -- 43
Seq - 0 0 0 6 -- 6
Scoring Summary:
1st quarter:
Ridge - Elijah Camacho 1 run (Chris Behnke kick) 1:28
2nd quarter:
Ridge - Gabe Fraser pass interception in end zone (Behnke kick) 9:30
Ridge - Chris Behnke 30 Field Goal 2:24
Ridge - Dejuan Frye 20 pass from Kobe Key (Behnke kick) 1:08
3rd quarter:
Ridge - Michael Key 100 pass interception return (kick failed) 5:33
Ridge - Elijah Camacho 2 run (Chris Behnke kick) 2:23
4th quarter:
Ridge - Issiah Scott 32 pass from Kobe Key (pass failed) 11:50

Friday, September 6, 2013

13 Football Game 1 - New Westminster (BC) 35, Sequim 20

PREP FOOTBALL: New Westminster (BC) 35, Sequim 20

(Sequim) - The New Westminster Hyacks scored three consecutive second-half rushing touchdowns to pull away from a halftime deadlock and beat the Sequim High Wolves 35-20 Friday night.
The British Columbia Triple-A squad used their size advantage on the offensive line after intermission to open up an up-tempo Wing-T running game.
Shifty wingback Angelo Tanjuaquio crossed the Sequim goal line twice in the second half and quarterback Tommy Robertson scored his second rushing TD with 7:24 left, giving the visitors from Canada a 35-14 lead.
A final Sequim score came with 4:37 remaining when freshman backup quarterback Dylan Lott threw a 2-yard scoring strike to Brett Wright.
Early Sequim lead
Sequim had the initial 6-0 lead in the contest on the opening drive when Adam Knapman ran 5 yards to pay dirt.
New Westminster capitalized on a fizzled Sequim punt fake and scored on the following play on a 35-yard waggle pass from Robertson to tight end Stewart Sommerfeld.
Wayne Palmer's PAT kick gave the visitors a 7-6 lead with 2:21 left in the opening frame.
The Hyacks went ahead 14-6 with 5:06 left in the opening half after Robertson rambled 23 yards on a keeper.
Huge kickoff return
Just when the home crowd's enthusiasm was dwindling, Sequim responded with Brett Wright's 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
A 2-point conversion pass from quarterback Miguel Moroles to Josiah Anastasi tied the game at 14 with 4:51 until intermission.
The Hyacks improved to 2-0 on the campaign, including last week's 21-14 victory over South Delta.
New Westminster hosts Centennial Friday in its Homecoming game.
Sequim (0-1) will meet River Ridge of Lacey Friday at Sequim High School.
Scoring by Quarters:
N.W. 7 7 6 15 - 35
Seq 6 8 0 6 - 20
Scoring Summary:
1st Quarter:
2nd Quarter:
3rd Quarter:
4th Quarter:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sequim meets New Westminster Friday night - Kickoff at 5:30 p.m.

(Sequim) -- The Sequim High Wolves football team hosts an international season opener Friday night.

The Hyacks from New Westminster Secondary School in British Columbia will cross 
the border for a trip to the Olympic Peninsula to meet the Wolves, the winners of 7 of the past 9 Olympic League 2A football titles.


Fans are being reminded that Friday's contest will have an early start with Newsradio 
KONP's online airtime at 5 p.m. and the kickoff from Sequim High School at 5:30 p.m.


The live audio streamcast is available by clicking the Sequim Wolves logo at www.konp.com


A young Sequim squad will be meeting a veteran Canadian group from New Westminster.


Coach Erik Wiker's Wolves are trying to rebound from a rare losing season in 2012, when 
Sequim posted a 2-7 mark.


Wiker has collected 71 wins entering his 10th season at Sequim.


Sequim has just 6 seniors listed on the varsity roster with 14 juniors, 12 sophomores and 5 freshmen.


Junior Miguel Moroles will be featured at quarterback in Sequim's shotgun and pistol-based offensive attack.


Moroles will throw the pigskin to a quartet of wideouts, including Nathan Henning, Brett Wright, Arnold Black-Langston and Josiah Anastasi.


Senior Adam Knapman will run out of the Wolves backfield.


Big senior Alex Serrano, 6-1, 250, a first team All-Olympic League selection from 2012, will anchor the offensive line at left tackle.


Seniors Austin Sampson and Brett Wright will lead a quick, but youthful 4-4 defense that starts 4 juniors and 4 sophomores.


Coach Farhan Lalji's New Westminster Hyacks look to rebound from a 3-7 mark in 2012 in B.C.'s 
Triple-A ranks.


They started the 2013 campaign last Thursday with a come-from-behind 21-14 victory over South Delta, the defending provincial champion in the BC Double-A classification.


Grade 12 quarterback Tommy Robertson scored three rushing touchdowns in the Hyacks' win over the Sun Devils.


New West's Grade 11 offensive tackle Harper Sherman, a 6-5, 255-pounder, is being courted by several colleges south of the border for scholarship offers.


The Hyacks have an experienced squad with 30 upperclassmen on their varsity roster.  


No adjustments to 11-man football will be necessary for New Westminster for their game with Sequim.   British Columbia is only province in Canada where prep teams to take to the gridiron using American Football rules.


New Westminster primarily uses the Wing-T and Shotgun-T offensive formations with a 3-4 look on defense.  


Friday's Sequim - New Westminster game will be rebroadcast Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. 
on Newsradio KONP - at FM 101.7 and AM 1450.