Chelan Football v Okanogan
of Asa Schwartz’s nine tackles on Friday night resulted in safeties for the Goats.
Goats fall short at home against Okanogan
by Richard Uhlhorn
The Chelan Goats fell short in their opening league
game against a strong Okanogan Bulldog team last Friday night, September 20. It
was a great evening of football for the parents and fans of both teams. Chelan
ended up losing the contest 18-27, but Chelan’s new Varsity Football Coach Travis
Domser wasn’t displeased with the team’s effort. “They never gave up,” he said.
“I think we did some good things and we will get better.”
Chelan found themselves down 7-0 early in the game
on a touchdown that came from an early fumble. It was playing catch-up for the
Goats for the rest of the contest. With 5:04 remaining in the second quarter, Kai
Clausen scored on a 20 yard run to put Chelan in reach 7-14.
Okanogan turned around and drove downfield, scoring
their third touchdown with 3:53 remaining in the second quarter to bring the
score to 27-7 before the half.
In the second half, the Chelan Goats worked hard
defensively to keep Okanogan out of the end zone and Asa Schwartz forced two safeties
and Konnar Stevens scored a 20 yard touchdown on a pass play from Quarterback
Tanner Hendricks to take Chelan to 18 points.
Hendricks was 8 for 13 passing for 101 yards on the
evening. Luke Gleasman stepped into the slot late in the game and was 2 for 3
for 27 yards passing.
Konnar Stevens got the ball seven times for 47 yards
and Kai Clausen ran for 140 yards on 19 carries. The team had 178 rushing yards
on the night and 128 passing yards for a total of 308 yards.
Defensively, Konnar Stevens had 12 tackles with Asa
Schwartz posting 9 tackles on the evening. Kai Clausen and Luke Gleasman both
added six tackles with Hendricks adding four.
“They believe in themselves and will get better each
week,” stated Coach Domser.
This coming Friday, Chelan travels to Cashmere to
take on the Cashmere Bulldogs.