10.19.12 Chelan Football v Brewster
Chelan junior center, Asz Schwartz, No. 67, was given a chance to run the ball out of the fullback position last Friday night against Brewster. He broke through the line and scampered 75 yards into the end zone for one of Chelan’s touchdowns in this 55-0 blowout of the Bears.
Chelan rolls over Brewster 55-0
By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan took their new game to Brewster last Friday and had its running game firing on all 11 cylinders, putting up 444 yards of rushing with six touchdowns. “The team is enjoying every play and moment we have left of this season,” said Coach Darren Talley.
Chelan will host Tonasket on Friday night as the Goats close out their last regular home game of the season. It is senior night and the seven seniors will be honored for their roles on the Chelan football team.
It was a windblown, gusty night in Brewster which made both teams passing games difficult. Chelan turned to its rushing game and put up some great stats on the evening.
Kai Clausen rushed for 89 yards on five carries, Michael Amsel Jr. had 111 yards on eight carries and a rushing touchdown, Luke Gleasman also had 111 yards on nine carries with a rushing touchdown, and Zach Burchett had 35 yards of rushing on three carries with a touchdown.
Others who gained yardage on the ground included Asa Schwartz who scored a touchdown out of the fullback position on a 75 yard carry. His younger brother, Ty, had two carries for 8 yards and Ty Miller rushed for 10 yards on one carry. Julian Buyas and Salvado Gonzales both carried the ball for some yardage.
The offensive line had a great night of blocking and opening up holes for the runners during the game. “Everything in football starts with the big guys up front,” says Coach Talley. He’s particularly proud of his front line this year which includes left tackle Jose Padilla (a Freshman), left guard Jared Anderson (Junior), center Asa Schwartz (Junior), right guard Mikey LaHaye (Senior), right tackle Alex Cortez (Senior).
Michael Amsel Jr. was 5 for 18 passing for 43 yards with one pass intercepted. Tanner Hendricks had two nice catches for 21 yards and Erick Oscarson had one for 11 yards, Eli Jenkins had a catch for 7 yards and Kai Clausen had a reception for 4 yards. Jared Anderson was 5 for 6 on Point After Attempts.
The defense held Brewster to only 30 yards rushing and 6 yards passing. Defensively, Asa Schwartz led the team with 13 tackles and a blocked punt which he recovered for a touchdown. Alex Cortez was just as busy on defense and had 11 tackles. Mikey LaHaye and Luis Garcia both had 8 tackles. Michael Amsel Jr. added another 5 tackles and an interception that he returned for a touchdown. Zach Burchett had 5 tackles with Tanner Hendricks and Jared Anderson both coming up with 4 tackles each. The rest of the defensive team got in on the action also, adding to the tackles from outside and backfield positions.
“To Brewster’s credit, they are a very young team and they tried their best to play us, but just couldn’t match up,” said Coach Talley.
The Tonasket Tigers are coming to town Friday night and they will bring some talent to the field. “They beat both Brewster and Omak and a few non-league teams early in the season,” said Talley who expects a much better football game on Friday.
Talley also reported that Chelan will be given a bonus cross-over game on either Friday night, November 2, or Saturday during the day, November 3. GLC will report the actual time of that season ending game.