Matt Peterson gained over 100 yards rushing against the Okanogan Bulldogs adding to
Chelan's best rushing night so far this season.
Trick plays give Okanogan immediate advantage in
35-15 win over Goats
by Richard Uhlhorn (Photos by Tracy Williams)
Okanogan used several trick plays to open its game against the Chelan Goats last Friday night. "Our young team learned a valuable lesson on Friday night's first defensive play of the evening - that a double reverse tossed back to the quarterback who's waiting to pass deep for a touchdown means something big is happening," reported Coach Darren Talley.
The opening play by the Bulldogs put a touchdown on the board, but Chelan answered with a touchdown drive to give them a 7-6 lead over Okanogan.
Chelan's next lesson came on its second defensive play of the night when Okanogan's quarterback passed out to the wide receiver who was still behind the line of scrimmage. He then passed downfield for another Okanogan touchdown. The Bulldogs also converted for two points which left Chelan trailing 7-14.
The rest of this game was a battle of Chelan's pass defense against Okanogan's spread offense and Chelan's on-the-ground offense which chewed up 300 yards of rushing. "This was our best outing of the year," said Coach Talley. "The battle and game were on the line until the final two minutes which made it a great spectators event for both sides."
Sophomore Cristian Krumbah took over the quarterback role from Evan Reister who dislocated his ankle during Thursday night's practice leaving him unable to play. "He was all by himself when this happened," said Talley. Everyone hopes Evan recovers quickly and fully for the basketball and baseball season.
Krumbah stepped up to the task and did a great job leading the team with little prep time. Chelan's big offensive line opened holes for the running backs all night. Matt Peterson gained over 100 yards in the game.
Chelan put a number of hard fought drives scoring again in the middle of the fourth quarter with an 18 yard pass from Krumbah to Adam Hendricks. Cole Schwartz picked up the two point conversion.
Chelan was hampered Friday night with Evan Reister, Aaron McQuaid and Alby Paz sitting out injured or sick. Several other players suited up and played despite not feeling well.
Defensive coordinator Nick Snyder made the necessary adjustments to help defend against one of the CTL's best passers. "It was quite a feat and all the new comers to varsity action must be commended on their gallant effort, with little time to prepare for the defensive positions they were thrust into," said Coach Talley.
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