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Defensive safety Michael Amsel Jr. stops a Cascade runner from breaking free for a touchdown.
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Chelan closes out league football with 60-0 win over Cascade
Plays Riverside at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 5 at Sargent Field
By Richard Uhlhorn
It was a great night for the seniors at Chelan’s last league football game against the Cascade Kodiaks. Eleven seniors got to enjoy an incredible 60-0 win over the Kodiaks to finish out the season with only one regular season loss. The other two losses came from Connell and Cle Elum in non-league action.
This is the team that got into the first round of playoffs when the seniors were only freshmen. It was the first time in 28 years, and only the second time n school history that the team made the playoffs. As sophomores, these seniors helped Chelan take third place in the State 1A playoffs. Then they made it into the quarterfinal game in their Junior year to finish again in the top eight in the State.
This year, this group of athletes want to take it all the way, and they are definitely playing state level football as they host Riverside in cross-over play. Riverside has lost two games this year, so this should be a little more exciting for the fan than the last two Chelan blowouts. The Chelan/Riverside game is a day game beginning at 1 p.m. at Sargent Field.
CHS Seniors and years as a varsity letterman:
Jose Aparicio – 4 years
Misael Arechiga – 1 year
Marco Cardona – 3 years
Enrique Diaz – 2 years
Tyler Hood – 3 years
Jerry Isenhart – 3 years
Leif Long – 4 years
Matt Peterson – 4 years
Billy Poppie – 3 years
Matt Robinson – 4 years
Cole Schwartz – 4 years
Chelan v Cascade:
Last Friday night was another quick evening for the starters. Chelan romped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter of play and ended the first half 47-0 which meant for a much quicker game in the second half as the time clock ran continuously until the final buzzer sounded.
Coach Darren Talley took most of his starters out of the game at the beginning of the third quarter and gave the much younger Goats a chance at getting some solid varsity action.
Senior Matt Peterson was the huge rusher for the night, carrying the ball seven times for 89 yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 56 yards and one TD. Senior Cole Schwartz scored twice on three carries. Senior Billie Poppie carried the ball four times for 45 years and his first varsity TD. Sophomore Konnar Stevens had 12 yards rushing and caught three passes for 55 yards, scoring one TD. Senior Matt Robinson caught a 46 yard pass which set up the Goats for a touchdown from the two yardline. Quarterback Michael Amsel Jr. continued to impress with his leadership and offensive play. He had five pass completions for a total of 117 yards and a touchdown.
Senior Enrique Diaz carried the ball three times for 13 yards and Kai Clausen carried the ball three times for 10 yards. Tony Salcedo scored a touchdown on a 48 yard scamper through Cascade’s line and Tyler Hood carried the ball once for five yards. Jerry Isenhart Jr. also got a chance to play running back during the game which Coach Talley says is a small pay back for all his years of opening holes for the fast guys.
If Chelan fast and offensively good this year, its defense is possibly even better. They are playing at a very high level and not letting other teams gain any traction at all. “They fly to the ball on every play and give it 100 percent all the time,” wrote Coach Darren Talley. “This causes all kinds of havoc in the opposing teams backfield and pressures the opposing quarterback on ever effort he makes to throw the ball.”
Senior Cole Schwartz had 10 tackles and one recovered fumble which he ran in for a touchdown. Cole only played in the first half. Senior Marco Cardona had seven tackles with Asa Schwartz coming up with five tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery. Bobby Anderson had six tackles and Tyler Hood, Miguel Diaz, Dillon Morrison and Jose Aparicio all had three tackles followed by Jorge Perez who had two tackles and one caused fumble.
Senior Enrique Diaz had 2 tackles, and recovered one fumble. Kai Clausen recovered a fumble. “It was a very active night… which is exactly what you want out of your defensive team in every game, especially a rivalry game like this one,” said Talley.
Special teams kicker Misael Arechiga had a good night kicking off averaging 57 yards on each kickoff, and went 4 for 7 on Point After Trys. “It was a little wet and tough to get the ball placed down for the PATs tonight, but everyone was working hard at it.”
In the locker room after the game, Coach Talley told his team that they had a lot to be proud of this year. “Relish this night,” he said. “Next week enter the second season where every game counts.” From now on out, it is loser out time and the Chelan Goats are once again looking to go deep into the playoffs.
Coach Talley said that Riverside should be similar to last year’s team. “We should be just fine in this game.” If Chelan wins, it will most probably face Cle Elum in Cle Elum. “Cle Elum has only lost one game this year,” he said.
Chelan (8:58) Matt Peterson 31yd RUN (kick failed)
Chelan (7:12) Konnar Stevens 15yd PASS from Michael Amsel Jr (Cole Schwartz run)
Chelan (3:20) C Schwartz 22yd RUN (kick failed)
Chelan (9:55) M Peterson 8yd Pass from M Amsel Jr (pass failed)
Chelan (7:29) M Peterson 4yd RUN (Misael Arechiga kick)
Chelan (7:16) C Schwartz 15yd Fumble Recovery (M Arechiga kick)
Chelan (5:23) C Schwartz 9yd RUN (M Arechiga kick)
Chelan (9:44) Billy Poppie 14yd RUN (M Arechiga kick)
Chelan (5:09) Tony Saucedo 48yd RUN (kick failed)