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Comeback Kids Lose in High Scoring Freshmen Thriller

10/14/2016, 3:30pm PDT
By Gunn Robison

Photos courtesy of Chad Greene and Calder Productions

On the beginning of a stormy night last Wednesday, the Freshmen Wolves took on the Mt. Si Wildcats. 

Mt Si got the scoring started on their first possession with a series of running plays up the middle.  7-0 Cats.  With good ball control and long possessions in the first quarter, Eastlake was able to limit Mt. Si to just one possession in the first quarter.

On their second drive of the game, Eastlake got the ball at their own 10 yard line.  The quarter ended with a well-executed halfback pass from Garrett Carney to Ryan Curran for 50 yards.  Three plays into the second quarter Eastlake found the end zone for the first of four times in the game with a 20 yard run up the middle by Carney to tie the score 7-7.

Mt Si scored on their next drive with a series of edge runs and timely passing completions to make the score 14-7.

After another Eastlake turnover on downs, Mt Si worked the ball down to the Eastlake 4-yard line.  With time running out in the half, the Eastlake defense held strong and forced a field goal which  make the score 17-7 at half.

On Eastlake’s first drive of the second half, the team drove down the field and crunched minutes off the clock.  However, they went back to the running back wheel route one too many times.  This time it lead to an interception at the Mt Si 40-yard line that was run all the way down to the Eastlake 5 yard line.  After a tough defensive stand, Mt Si punched in the ball to make the score 24-7.

With winds picking up, Eastlake went to their running game on their next drive.  On a sustained drive of 8 plays, Carney punched the ball in from the 1 yard line.  A two point conversion, made the score 24-15.

Eastlake got the ball after a quick 4 and out from Mt Si on their own 25 yard line.  Just 4 plays later, the Wolves found the end zone again on a 60 yard run by Grady Robison with strong blocking from the edge receivers.  Score 24-22, Mt Si.

Mt Si scored on the next series but missed a critical extra point with a Jake O’Donnell push up the middle to make the score 30-22.

With 3 minutes remaining the in game, Eastlake used their fast paced running attack to push down the field.  The drive ended in a touchdown with 1 minute remaining in the game and a two point conversion being the difference in the score with Eastlake, down by two points.  The two point conversion fell incomplete on a run-pass option to the left side. 

Final score Mt Si 30, Eastlake 28.

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