Sequim football beats Olympic 48-26
|Sequim junior Gavin Velarde visited the Olympic end zone 5 times Monday and now has 31 career touchdowns for the Wolves|
(Silverdale) -- Gavin Velarde scored 5 touchdowns and Riley Cowan threw two scoring passes as the Sequim Wolves took control of second place in the Olympic League 2A standings with a 48-26 victory over the Olympic Trojans Monday night at Silverdale Stadium.
|Sequim senior receiver Curtis Gorr and sophomore quarterback Riley Cowan leave the Silverdale Stadium field Monday after the Wolves spoiled the Olympic homecoming celebration 48-26.|
Sequim (5-2 overall, 3-1 in Olympic League 2A play) will host Port Angeles Friday.
Olympic (4-3 overall, 3-2 in Olympic League 2A play) trailed Sequim 26-14 late in the first half, but the Trojans drove to the Wolves 15 with 8 seconds remaining, looking to seize momentum before the half and receive the second half kickoff.
Olympic quarterback Evan Quitevis threw into the right flat, looking for Devin Burleigh on a hitch pattern that was jumped by Velarde at his own 3.
Velarde, with a full head of steam from his safety position, streaked up the visitor's sideline 97 yards untouched, giving Sequim a 34-14 halftime advantage.
Disaster strikes for Olympic. Sequim takes INT 95 yds for TD at end of 1H as Olympic was driving for score. Sequim leads 34-14. #wafbscores pic.twitter.com/bz27HYdyhS— Chris Barron (@tbc5150) October 18, 2016
Olympic received the second half kickoff and methodically drove 80 yards in 11 plays.
Evan Quitevis found Kolby Johnson for a 6-yard TD pass and Olympic chopped the lead to 34-20 with 6:30 left in the third period.
Any Trojan momentum was deflated on the ensuing kickoff as Velarde received at his own 20, finding a seam up the right hash, streaking 80 yards to the touchdown and Sequim was back up 41-20.
After holding the Trojans to 3-and-out, the Wolves chewed up 69 yards in 8 plays, Velarde going the final four hashes to make it 48-20 with 11:52 to go.
Evan Quitevis got the last Olympic touchdown with 5:55 left on a 20-yard run around right end and a nifty cutback into the end zone.
Velarde blocked the extra point, keeping the final margin at 48-26.
Two early Sequim TD strikes
Cowan's TD passes came early, a 13-yarder in the back of the end zone to Payton Glasser and a 50-yard rocket to Kyler Rollness, pushing the Wolves ahead 13-0 after one period.
An Olympic punt deflected off the back of a Trojan lineman, giving Sequim possession at the Oly 6.
Velarde got the first of his 3 rushing scores on the next play and the Wolves were ahead 20-0 with 10:02 left in the first half.
The Trojans answered with an 8-play, 55-yard march that took 4:01, Malcolm Dewalt scoring on a counter down the left sidelines, that closed the margin to 20-7 with 5:40 left until halftime.
The Wolves passing attack clicked on the next drive with a 24-yard leaping catch by Glasser to the Olympic 36 and a 35-yard snag by Rollness to the Trojans 1.
Velarde hit pay dirt after next snap, putting the Wolves up 26-7 with 3:09 left in the second quarter.
Olympic climbed back into the contest with a 36-yard TD catch and run by Darelle White that narrowed the score to 26-14 with 1:44 to go until intermission.
Make up game from Friday
The contest was postponed Friday after high winds caused a prolonged closure of the Hood Canal Bridge.
Sequim will host Port Angeles Friday for the annual Rainshadow Rumble and Olympic travels to Everett to face Archbishop Murphy Saturday.
Scoring by Quarters:
Seq - 13 21 07 07 -- 48
Oly -- 00 14 06 06 -- 26
Seq - Payton Glasser 13 yd pass from Riley Cowan (Cowan kick) 6:44
Seq - Kyler Rollness 50 yd pass from Riley Cowan (kick failed) 4:13
Seq - Gavin Velarde 6 yd run (Cowan kick) 9:54
Oly - Malcolm Dewalt 22 yd run (John Basili kick) 5:40
Seq - Gavin Velarde 1 yd run (run failed) 3:09
Oly - Darelle White 36 yd pass from Evan Quitevis (Basili kick) 1:44
Seq - Gavin Velarde 97 yd interception return (Cody Bell from Rudy Whitehead) :00
Oly - Kolby Johnson 7 yd pass from Evan Quitevis (run failed) 6:30
Seq - Gavin Velarde 80 yard kickoff return (Cowan kick) 6:10
Seq - Gavin Velarde 4 yd run (Cowan kick) 11:52
Oly - Evan Quitevis 20 yd run (kick blocked by Velarde) 5:55
Seq - Riley Cowan 2-11, Gavin Velarde 6-11-3TD, Tyler Conn 13-85.
Oly - Evan Quitevis 7-38, Mason Quitevis 12-37, Jaden Fernandez 3-6, Rollie Enriquez 9-38, Darelle White 3-6, Malcolm Dewalt 5-75-1TD.
Seq - Riley Cowan 12-20-190-2TD-2INT.
Oly - Evan Quitevis 14-21-137-1TD-1INT.
Seq - Gavin Velarde 2-9, Payton Glasser 4-56-1TD, Kyler Rollness 2-85-1TD, Curtis Gorr 3-43, Rudy Whitehead 1-(-3).
Oly - Mason Quitevis 2-8, Rollie Enriquez 1-5, Darelle White 4-57-1TD, Malcolm Dewalt 2-13, Kolby Johnson 1-7-1TD, Devin Burleigh 3-37, Adam Johnson 1-10.
Seq - 21-107
Oly - 39-200
Seq - 12-20-190 yds-2TD-2INT.
Oly - 14-21-137 yds-1TD-1INT.
Seq - 41-297 (7.2 avg)
Oly - 60-337 (5.6 avg)
Seq - 6-47
Oly - 4-30
Seq - 2
Oly - 1
Seq - 0
Oly - 0
Seq - 2 (2INT)
Oly - 2 (1INT,1TOD)
Olympic League - 2A Football Standings
North Kitsap 5-0 7-0
Sequim 3-1 5-2
Olympic 3-2 4-3
Kingston 2-2 2-5
Bremerton 1-3 3-4
North Mason 1-3 1-5
Port Angeles 0-4 0-7