After last week’s tough 41-42 loss to the Monroe Bearcats, the Wolves came out ready to defend their house. On this particular full moon, the Wolves blew out the Lake Washington Kangaroos 50-20, allowing the Wolves to showcase their talent on all levels.
The first quarter started with a kick off to the Kang’s that was swiftly stopped by sophomore, Logan Eller. The Wolves defense allowed minimal yardage on the Kang’s opening drive.
The Wolves opening drive would set the pace for this game. On 3rd and 9, Senior, Grady Robison, passed to Senior, Running Back, Jalen Bright, who would glide 55 yards up field to score the game’s first touchdown and leave Kang’s fans speechless. Sophomore, Cody Matson, would get the extra 2 points on the pass from Senior, Kicker, Ryan Curran.
The Kang’s next drive was not much better. Bright, along with Senior, Defensive Lineman, Jacob Allen would recover the Kang’s fumble at the 50 yard line. Robison connected with Junior, Max Verboort for the long pass. Verboort is stopped by a Kang leaving 6 yards left to score. Unfortunately, the Wolves would fumble close to the end zone and Kang’s would take over at the Wolves 6-yard line. This turnover would be insignificant because the Kang’s had no answer for the Wolves strong defense.
Junior, Running Back, Leroy Jackson IV, juked his way through 4 defenders to score on a beautiful 28-yard run. The kick from the talented Curran was good, bringing the score 15-0.
In the 2nd quarter the Wolves accrued significant yardage to include another 13-yard run into the end zone from Bright, and the extra point kick from the consistent Curran was good.
Wolves were able to stave off all scoring attempts until 4 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.
On the Wolves next drive, Junior, Quarterback, Trent Nicholson threw a flawless pass to Junior, Receiver, Joey Grzetic. Extra Point from Curran is good. Score 29-7.
The Kang’s would go on to score another touchdown towards the end of the half. The extra kick was blocked by Bright and sent the teams to halftime with a score of 29-13.
Next to score on the roster, would be Senior, Receiver, Cooper Williams, who made a phenomenal catch from Nicholson to put the Wolves up 35-13. Nicholson stepped up in a major way with the temporary injury of Robinson. Extra Point from Curran was good 36-13.
The coaching staff did a great job of allowing many of the JV players to get in during the 2nd half of this game. In the 3rd quarter, Grzectic delivered a hit that resulted in Junior, Defensive Back, Chris Knutson recovering the Kang’s fumble. He would run that fumble recovery 65 yards for a touchdown followed by Curran’s point after the kick. Score 43-13.
On the Kang’s next drive, Grzectic snagged an interception to give the Wolves yet another chance to score. Similarly, the Wolves would fumble and the Kang’s would return the ball for a 55-yard touchdown.
Perhaps the best play of the game came from Senior, Running Back, Garrett Carney. Nicholson would connect with Carney who would run the length of the field for another Wolves touchdown. This play will go down in Eastlake Football history. Score 50-20.
The Kang’s would attempt to get on the scoreboard again but junior, Scott Maule had other plans. Maule would secure an interception to get the Wolves yet another attempt to score. Sophomore, Running Back, Michael Lester had several good runs in the 4th quarter. Sophomore, Quarter Back, Parker Barrysmith, took a few snaps and made some excellent decisions. The clock would wind done and the game would come to an end with sophomore, Defensive Back, Colin Baker, intercepting the ball on the closing play of the game.
Next week, the Wolves will face 2018 4A State Champions, Union High School on Wolves Territory.
Let’s go Wolves! #WSPS
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