Fullback Cole Soreano scampered for 131 yards on 18 carries to help the Chelan Goats defeat Lakeside 35-10 on Saturday, November 8. Soreano had two touchdowns and was just as effective on the defensive side of the line.
Chelan extends football season
Next up… No. 1 ranked Royal
By Richard Uhlhorn
It was a perfect afternoon for a football game and the Chelan Goats were up and running early against the Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) Eagles scoring their first touchdown on a short 15 yard pass play by Quarterback Joe Harris to Julio Juarez. During the game, Harris passed for 100 yards.
Less than four minutes later, after Chelan shut down Lakeside’s offensive drive, Derrick Talley broke for a 76 yard touchdown run down the sidelines. Juarez was successful on both point after kicks.
Lakeside finally put together a decent offensive drive towards the end of the first quarter, but Chelan held them from scoring on a touchdown. The Eagles were able to kick a field goal to get on the scoreboard, 14-3.
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Early in the second quarter, Lakeside recovered a Talley fumble but were unable to do anything offensively with the opportunity.
Disaster hit the Goats with remaining in the second quarter when Talley went down with an ankle injury. The injury was severe enough to keep him out of the game. “He’s fine in a straight line, but any lateral movement causes a lot of pain in the ankle,” said one coach.
Fullback Cole Soreano scored Chelan’s third TD with remaining to play in the third quarter and then scored again with remaining in the fourth quarter to give Chelan a comfortable lead 28-3.
Julio Juarez came up with an interception in the fourth on the 40 yard line, but Chelan was unable to anything offensively. Lakeside scored its only TD with remaining in the game, but Chelan answered on a Matt Pittsinger touchdown with remaining in the game to cap a great win for the Goats.
“Everybody carried their weight,” said Coach Talley. “Other than Derrick’s injury, I’m very happy with the outcome… happy for the kids.”
He lauded Greg Schultz’s efforts on the field and remarked that he really enjoyed the effort put in by Matt Peterson who replaced Talley after the injury. “I wouldn’t be afraid to put him in at any time.”
Defensively, Chelan was very tough on Saturday, tying up their opponents and never letting them get their offense running. Derrick Talley and Julio Juarez take out a Lakeside running back.
In the locker room, Coach Talley told the players, “It’s not about one guy… its about the team.”
Chelan will travel to Royal to take on the No. 1 ranked 1A team in the state next Saturday, November 15. GoLakeChelan will be on hand to cover the action.