9-17-10 Fball v Cle Elum
Michael Amsel Jr. and Matt Peterson combined for 278 rushing yards against Cle Elum last Friday night in the rain. Amsel scored twice and Peterson once during this lopsided contest. (File Photo by Richard Uhlhorn)
Chelan rolls over a young Cle Elum team 42-21
by Richard Uhlhorn
Coach Darren Talley remarked that his Goat football team could do just about anything they wanted against a young Cle Elum football team. The team ran up 459 rushing yards to get back on the winning side Friday, September 17 in Cle Elum, capturing a 42-21 victory over the Warriors.
Tally was extremely pleased with his varsity defense which held Cle Elum to 7 points in the first half. “We ran so much better to the point of attack on defense,” said Talley. “We are just one step away from having a super defense.” He recognizes that teams with great defenses win games.
If he has any regrets from the Cle Elum game was pulling his varsity early in the third quarter. “They really need the playing time to get ready for league play,” he said.
Chelan did not pass the ball much in this contest, choosing instead to use the running talents of Cole Schwartz, Michael Amsel Jr., Matt Peterson and Robin Weathersby.
Schwartz scored twice on short runs while Amsel Jr. ran for two touchdowns, a 49 yard run and a 64 yard run. Weathersby had an 80 yard run for a TD and Peterson had a 70 yard run for a TD.
Peterson had 6 tackles followed by Schwartz and Matt Pittsinger with 5 each and Arron McQuaid with 4 tackles on the night.
This week the Goats are in action against Carson Graham Secondary School. The game is at 7:00 PM at Sargent field. “They are a private school in Vancouver, B.C. that would be at the top tier of 1A or a small 2A school,” said Talley. “We have seen some film and it should be a fun game.”
Asked about Cashmere’s shut out against the Connell Eagles, Talley said, “They sent a really strong message to the rest of the state. They wanted to be the defending state champions this year and it didn’t work out.”
“It shows you the strength of their defense to shut out a team like Connell.” Chelan has several weeks to get ready for Cashmere who will play us on October 15 in Chelan. Right now, Talley is only worried about this week’s game and the upcoming game against Okanogan. “This league is going to be very tough. No one can rely on another team losing a game to stay in the playoff hunt. We must win every week.”