On Friday night, the Wolves had the opportunity to showcase their talent on both sides of the ball. The Wolves’ scrappy defense nearly shut out the Issaquah Eagles and essentially rendered the opponent flightless on offense. On the other side, the Wolves’ offense issued a spoiler alert early --- GAME OVER --- by registering a barrage of points and tallying an insurmountable 31-0 lead going into halftime.
1st Quarter: On this rainy night, the Wolves managed to entertain their ever-faithful fans and warm their spirits with dual scoring attacks and stellar defense.
The Wolves delivered a 1-2 punch on their first possession. Grady Robison (QB) hit a streaking Cooper Williams (WR) on the left side for a long gain on the Wolves’ first offensive play. The very next play resulted in Zade “Top Grade” Thompson (WR) snagging a quick slant in the end zone for 6. Ryan Curran (K) added to the score with a successful PAT.
Thompson (WR) returned to the end zone for seconds off a reception on a fade-like route. Curran (K) booted the extra point.
The Wolves’ defense reigned supreme – holding the Eagles to only one first down and issuing takedown after takedown behind the line of scrimmage.
2nd Quarter: The Eagles were plagued with several bad snaps on offense. This, coupled with the Wolves’ all-out attack, put the Eagles on retreat for the remainder of the first half.
Grady Robison (QB) contributed 6 points by bulldozing his way into the end zone for a TD run. Curran (K) cashed in on the extra point.
Cooper Williams (DB) looked like a thief in the night with an impressive aerial interception.
Joey Grzetic (WR) caught the Wolves 4th touchdown on a pass from a scrambling “Fran Tarkenton like” Robison (QB). Curran (K) offered the +1.
Curran (K) topped off the scoring with a 26-yard field goal.
The Wolves’ defense remained stingy – holding the Eagles to only 2 first downs.
3rd Quarter: As the rain picked up, both teams struggled to get into the end zone.
Will Doran (LB) posted a defensive highlight with a fumble recovery.
The Wolves’ defense closed out this quarter giving up only 3 first downs.
Neither team scored in the third quarter.
4th Quarter: The fourth quarter allowed the Wolves to showcase their depth, as additional players made their marks on both defense and offense.
A punting mishap yielded the Eagles the ball deep in Wolves’ territory on the 1-yard line and enabled them to finally get on the scoreboard with a touchdown run. The Wolves, however, continued to showcase stellar defense by denying the 2-pt conversion.
On one offensive series, Michael Lester (RB) paid homage to Barry Sanders as he ducked, jumped, weaved, and juked for yardage after yardage on big runs. He culminated the drive with a 19-yard quick-step into the end zone – topping off the Wolves scoring output for the night.
Parker Barrysmith (DB) showed his defensive prowess by snagging a floater in the air for an interception.
Barrysmith then came on as QB and demonstrated his accuracy by connecting with a couple of receivers on pass plays.
The Wolves put an explanation on the night by sacking the Issaquah punter deep in Eagles’ territory on the next to last play of the game.
Respectfully, the Wolves’ took a knee on the final play to cap off a dominating performance.
Final Score… Wolves… 37-6.
Next game will be this Friday, 10/4/2019 @ 7pm against Mount Si in The Woods.
Let’s go Wolves! #WSPS
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