(Sequim) -- Montesano junior Carson Klinger scored seven touchdowns as the powerful Bulldogs tore up the Sequim Wolves 66-34 Friday night.
Klinger had 229 yards rushing on 20 carries and five scores, caught 3 passes for 62 yards and a TD reception, plus a kickoff return for another end zone visit.
The non-league contest featured 15 combined touchdowns, including 4 kickoff return scores, 3 by Sequim.
A state 1A semifinalist last season, Montesano broke open a 14-13 advantage with 4 touchdowns in the final 8 minutes and 20 seconds of the first half, taking the long walk to the Sequim High locker room ahead 41-13.
The club from the Grays Harbor County seat dominated the contest, limiting Sequim to 222 yards on 44 offensive snaps, while the Bulldogs churned out 733 yards in 73 plays, 10 yards per snap.
First of 4 kickoff return TDs
Gavin Velarde returned the opening kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown, giving the Sequim the initial lead at 7-0.
The Bulldogs responded with a 6-play, 80-yard drive, Klinger scoring from a yard and closing the gap to 7-6 after a missed 2-point conversion.
After a failed fourth down Sequim pass attempt by Riley Cowan gave the Bulldogs possession at the Wolves 39, Klinger ripped a 26 yarder to the Sequim 13, then took a 13-yard jaunt to pay dirt, putting the Bulldog ahead 14-7 with 1:09 left in the opening stanza.
Sequim put together its best drive of the game - 4 minutes, 26 seconds -- covering 67 yards in 13 plays, highlighted by a 23-yard pass from Cowan to Payton Glasser that moved the Wolves to the Monte 27.
Keeshawn Whitney scored from 3 yards, as the Wolves trailed 14-13.
Whitney was Sequim's leading ball packer with 55 yards on 12 carries.
Monte scores 27 in 8:20 before intermission
Klinger returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards to move the Bulldogs ahead 21-13.
After Sequim's Cowan was intercepted by Ridgway at the Bulldog 7, Montesano covered 93 yards in 7 plays with Ridgway going 20 yards for a 28-13 advantage with 3:36 left until intermission.
Cowan was picked off again by Nick Chapman and the Bulldogs took over at the Sequim 16 with 2:37 remaining in the half.
Montesano had a 7-play, 84-yard march with Klinger scoring on a 15-yard pass from Ridgway making it 35-13 Bulldogs with 45 seconds to go.
The Bulldogs recovered an onside kick at the Wolves 43 and got to the end zone with no time remaining after Nick Chapman caught a deflected Ridgway pass at the goal line for a 41-13 halftime bulge.
Ridgway completed 10 of his 15 passes for 196 yards for 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Five more touchdowns in the 3rd quarter
Montesano's Klinger had 3 more rushing touchdowns in the third quarter (9, 10, and 20 yard runs).
Sequim managed to keep the affair from the range of the mercy rule, closing to 48-20 after Velarde took the jailbreak screen from Cowan 33 yards with 6:06 left in the third period.
Cowan completed 15 of his 26 passes for 167 yards and a score, but was intercepted twice.
At one point in the third quarter, three touchdowns were scored in just 31 seconds on the game clock, a Klinger 10 yard run, a Kyler Rollness kickoff return and another Klinger rushing jaunt.
Montesano was ahead 60-28 after 3 quarters.
Backup fullback Evan Bates got Monte's final touchdown from 3 yards with 7:32 left and Curtis Gorr answered for Sequim with an 82-yard kickoff return.
Bulldog QB Ridgway gained 116 yards rushing on 7 keepers and Nathan Olson had 105 yards on 14 carries, part of Montesano's massive 537-55 advantage in the ground game.
Sequim (1-1) has another non-leaguer next Friday at Centralia, when the Bulldogs (2-0) visit Castle Rock.
Scoring by Quarters:
Monte -- 14 27 19 06 -- 66
Sequim - 07 06 14 07 -- 34
Seq - Gavin Velarde 87 yd kickoff return (Riley Cowan kick) 11:44
Mon - Carson Klinger 1 yd run (pass failed) 10:09
Mon - Carson Klinger 13 yd run (Chapman from Ridgway pass) 1:09
Seq - Keeshawn Whitney 3 yd run (kick failed) 8:35
Mon - Carson Klinger 88 yd kickoff return (Evan Bates kick) 8:20
Mon - Trevor Ridgway 20 yd run (Bates kick) 3:29
Mon - Carson Klinger 31 yd pass from Trevor Ridgway (Bates kick) :45
Mon - Nick Chapman 15 yd pass from Trevor Ridgway (kick failed) :00
Mon - Carson Klinger 9 yd run (Bates kick) 8:16
Seq - Gavin Velarde 33 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 6:06
Mon - Carson Klinger 10 yd run (kick blocked) 3:49
Seq - Kyler Rollness 75 yd kickoff return (Cowan kick) 3:36
Mon - Carson Klinger 20 yd run (kick failed) 3:18
Mon - Evan Bates 3 yd run (kick failed) 7:32
Seq - Curtis Gorr 82 yd kickoff return (Cowan kick) 7:20
Monte - Carson Klinger 20-229-5TD, Trevor Ridgway 7-116-1TD, Trevor Olson 14-104, Dakoyta Reninger 3-13, Michael Tagman 4-47, Evan Bates 4-12-1TD, Cody Willis 5-22, Shaydon Farmer 1-(-7).
Sequim - Keeshawn Whitney 12-55-1TD, Gavin Velarde 2-(-7), Hayden Gresli 3-0, Riley Cowan 7-1.
Monte - Trevor Ridgway 10-15-196 yards-2TD-1INT.
Sequim - Riley Cowan 15-26-167 yards-1TD-2INT.
Monte - Dakoyta Reninger 4-85, Carson Klinger 3-62-1TD, Nick Chapman 3-49-1TD.
Sequim - Gavin Velarde 3-56-1TD, Payton Glasser 1-23, Kyler Rollness 5-46, Curtis Gorr 1-9, Rudy Whitehead 3-21, Keeshawn Whitney 2-12.
Monte - 58-537
Sequim - 18-55
Monte - 10-15-196 yards-2TD-1INT.
Sequim - 15-26-167 yards-1TD-2INT.
Monte - 73 plays, 733 yards, 10.0 average
Sequim - 44 plays, 222 yards, 5.0 average
Monte - 6-50
Sequim - 3-13
Monte - 1
Sequim - 2
Monte - 1
Sequim - 1
Monte - 2
Sequim - 3