Sequim tramples North Mason 47-12
(Sequim) -- Sequim converted three consecutive North Mason turnovers into touchdowns in the final seven minutes of the first half, as the Wolves took a 47-12 Homecoming victory over the Boys from Belfair.
A pair of Tyler Conn scoring runs (42 and 35 yards) put the hosts ahead 13-0 after the first quarter.
The Bulldogs closed to 13-6 with 8:32 left in the half on a well-executed trap play from 13 yards by Devon Blondell.
The Wolves countered by driving 69 yards in 5 plays, highlighted by a 33-yard pass from Riley Cowan to Kyler Rollness down to the North Mason 20.
Gavin Velarde tallied the first of his 3 touchdowns on the next play, a scoring strike from Riley Cowan, putting the hosts ahead 19-6 with 7:15 left in the second quarter.
Cascade of Bulldog miscues
The parade of North Mason errors started with a Devon Blondell fumble that was recovered by Sequim's Michael Larsen at North Mason 43.
Seven plays later, Cowan took the pigskin the final hash to pay dirt and Sequim was ahead 27-6 at the 4:25 mark of the second stanza.
The Bulldogs drove into Sequim territory, but were stymied by an interception of North Mason quarterback Anthony Schooler by the Wolves' Kyler Rollness at the Sequim 44.
Cowan found Velarde on a 13-yard scoring pass with 1:07 to go for a 34-6 Sequim bulge.
Cowan completed 5 of his 12 passes for 90 yards and two TDs.
Two plays into their next drive, NM's Schooler fumbled the ball away to the Wolves' Beau Bernsten at the Bulldogs 45.
Velarde took a long pass-run combination 41 yards to the Bulldogs 4, setting up Payton Glasser's 4-yard touchdown catch from Cowan in the right corner of the end zone with 35 seconds left.
Sequim (4-2 overall, 2-1 in Olympic League play) went to the halftime locker room ahead 41-6.
Running clock early in second half
After Sequim recovered a North Mason onside kick attempt at the Bulldogs 47 to start the second half, Velarde streaked out of the backfield and down the left sideline for 47 yards and a 47-6 Wolves lead with 11:52 to go in the third quarter.
The final Sequim touchdown triggered the mercy rule and the clock ran the final 23 minutes and 52 seconds.
Velarde had 6 rushes for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns, plus 3 catches for 53 yards and a score.
North Mason (1-5 overall and 1-3 in Olympic League play) got on the board once more in the final quarter when Austin Knight caught a 15 yard TD pass from Anthony Schooler.
Schooler completed 10 of 24 passes for 77 yards with 2 interceptions.
Sequim will travel to Silverdale Stadium to meet the Olympic Trojans next Friday with kickoff slated for 7:15 p.m.
North Mason will host the Forks Spartans for a non-leaguer at Phil Pugh Stadium.
Sequim High honored its Homecoming Royalty at halftime, including Queen Sydney Balkan and King Grant Pierson, Princess Sadie Woods and Prince Sean Jones, Duke Andrew Juntilla and Duchess Dana Nguyen.
Scoring by Quarters:
NM - 00 06 00 06 -- 12
Seq- 13 28 06 00 -- 47
Seq - Tyler Conn 42 yd run (Riley Cowan kick) 4:22
Seq - Tyler Conn 35 yd run (kick failed) 2:40
NM - Devon Blondell 16 yd run (run failed) 8:32
Seq - Gavin Velarde 20 yd run (pass failed) 7:15
Seq - Riley Cowan 1 yd run (Gavin Velarde run) 4:25
Seq - Gavin Velarde 13 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 1:07
Seq - Payton Glasser 4 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) :35
Seq - Gavin Velarde 46 yd run (kick failed) 11:52
NM - Austin Knight 15 yd pass from Anthony Schooler (Pass failed) 4:03
NM - Garrett Borah 5-32, Anthony Schooler 3-(-3), Tyler Thomas 10-23, Dylan Tupelo 7-22, Trey Fisher 1-0, Devon Blondell 4-19-1TD.
Seq - Riley Cowan 3-16-1TD, Gavin Velarde 6-109-2TD, Tyler Conn 10-131-2TD, Tyler Dean 4-(-10), Thomas Reynolds 1-0, Shane Antol 1-2, Number 15 1-1.
NM - Anthony Schooler 10-24-77-1TD-2INT, Tristin Mullins 1-1-15.
Seq - Riley Cowan 5-12-90-2TD, Payton Glasser 0-1-0, Thomas Reynolds 0-2-0.
NM - Tristin Mullins 1-11, Austin Knight 5-62-1TD, Trey Fisher 1-10, Tyler Thomas 3-13, Garrett Borah 1-(-4).
Seq - Gavin Velarde 3-53-1TD, Payton Glasser 1-4, Kyler Rollness 1-33.
NM - 30-93-1TD
Seq - 26-269-4TD
NM - 11-25-92-1TD
Seq - 5-15-90-2TD
NM - 55 plays, 185 yards, 3.4 average
Seq - 41 plays, 359 yards, 8.8 average
NM - 3-15
Seq - 7-45
NM - 2
Seq - 0
NM - 2
Seq - 0
NM - 4
Seq - 0