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Chelan quarterback completed 3/8 passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns to Chelan receiver Derrick Talley in Chelan’s loss to the Cascade Kodiaks. (File Photo)

 

Chelan loses heartbreaker in the rain

By Richard Uhlhorn

 

The Chelan Goats fumbled away a 12-0 lead and a football game against the Cascade Kodiaks  in the second half in pouring rain last Friday night. Cascade emerged as the victor 31-21.

 

“We let a great opportunity slip through our grasp,” stated Coach Darren Talley. “We fumbled the ball seven times and lost six of those fumbles. You won’t win many games if you lose six fumbles.”

 

Talley feels the team will learn from its mistakes during this game and those lessons will serve the team well down the stretch. “I believe we’ll learn that playing our game to our best is all we are ever required to do. We didn’t do that on Friday night.”

 

Offensively, quarterback Joe Harris through two beautiful passes to Derrick Talley in the first half, both of which were for Chelan’s two touchdowns. “Our quarterback protection was good and on a slippery night, the connection on those two passes proved to be our highlights of the game,” said Talley.

 

It was in the second half that Chelan fumbled the ball and was unable to move offensively in a sustained way. “Rain or snow, there is no excuse,” said Talley.

 

Defensively, the team held Cascade scoreless in the first half, stopping them at the thre yard line at the end of the second quarter. “The defense was put in a very tough position in the second half because of our fumbles.”

 

Statistics:

 

Greg Schultz – 32 yards, 1 fumble, 46 yards kickoff returns

Joe Harris – 41 yards, 3/8 passing w/one 81 yard pass, 2 fumbles

Matt Pittsinger – 8 yards

Derrick Talley – 70 yards rushing, 108 pass receive, 2 fumbles, 28 yards kickoff returns

Cole Sareano – 40 yards, 1 fumble

Gage Schmidt – 5 yards rushing

 

Defense:

 

Derrick Talley – 14 tackles, 1 caused fumble, 1 fumble recovery
Davey Anderson – 11 tackles
Cole Soreano – 8 tackles
Doug Ramsey – 7 tackles
Joe Harris – 6 tackles, 1 ball knockdown
Greg Schultz – 6 tackles, 1 fumble recovery
Reece McClellan – 5 tackles
Gage Schmidt – 3 tackles, 2 QB sacks 

Chelan hosts the Okanogan Bulldogs this Friday, October 10, at Sargent Field beginning at 7 p.m.


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