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.”