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Eastlake Frosh Defeated by the Bothell Cougars

10/05/2017, 9:30pm PDT
By Kristin Coomes

The Wolves Freshmen football team ran into a tough opponent in the Bothell Cougars on Wednesday giving them their 2nd loss of the season.

The 1st quarter started out strong with both defenses stopping strong offensive drives. However, Bothell was able to break through and scored with 3:00 mins left in the 1st quarter taking a 7-0 lead. Eastlake put together a good drive after a Nick Robbins return to the 40 on the kickoff.   Jackson Proctor completed a couple of quick 1st downs but the offense came up short and Eastlake had to punt the ball with seconds remaining in the quarter.

The 2nd quarter started with a long run by Bothell and TD saving tackle by Leroy Jackson.  The defense held strong and held  short.  Bothell went for it, converted and the very next play scored.  They missed the PAT giving them a 13-0 early lead.  Eastlake took over on the 20 and Proctor put together a great series driving down to the goal line.  Unfortunately, Eastlake couldn’t score despite 1st and goal and turned the ball over on downs.  Bothell drove the length of the field and looked to score again until Carson Seelig intercepted the ball deep in the red zone.  Eastlake couldn’t take advantage of the turnover and punted after 3 quick plays.  Bothell wasted no time and scored twice in the remaining minutes of the half, giving them a 26-0 lead going into the locker room.

Bothell picked up where they left off in the first half and scored to start the 3rd and 4th quarters with long runs to go up 39-0.   Eastlake was able to move the ball throughout the game but not until the 4th quarter were they able to punch it into the end zone.  Proctor made 3 quick passes for consecutive 1st downs putting Eastlake in Bothell territory.  They capped the drive off with a great pass to Max Verboort for a TD.  Eastlake would score again late in the 4th after a TD pass to Ben Wiljanen.  The final score was 46-14.      

Eastlake will look to get back on track against Skyline at home next Wednesday at 5:00.  Please come out and show your pride.

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