14-15 Chelan Sports with Rich Uhlhorn

9.26.14 Chelan Fball v B-C

Chelan’s Mason McClellan (34) rushed for 159 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns against the Bellevue Christian Vikings.
On his second TD, he was led to the end zone by Ty Schwartz (32)
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Chelan posts first victory over Bellevue-Christian 21-0
by Richard Uhlhorn

“I’m proud of the team,” said Coach Travis Domser. “They were physical and played with enthusiasm.”

The Chelan Goats played well throughout Friday evening’s game on both offense and defense. “We held them (Bellevue-Christain) to 98 years all night,” remarked Domser. Chelan chalked up 326 yards of rushing and 87 yards passing.

Almost half of Chelan’s rushing yardage came from Mason McClellan who had 159 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns. “Mason played really well,” said Domser. Julian Buyas added 67 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.

“We need to execute better on offense,” Domser said. “The defense held us in there.” The Vikings only had 9 yards of rushing in the first half.

At Quarterback, Eli Jenkins was 5 for 12 for 40 yards passing of which Mason McClellan received two passes for 30 yards.

The game opened with both teams trying to get their offense going, but it wasn’t until 4:42 in the first quarter that Mason McClellan scored on a 36 yard run around the left side and down the sideline.

Zack Phelps stepped into the quarterback position and passed a bomb to Eli Jenkins early in the second quarter. Jenkins ran it in but the play was called back for illegal use of the hands.

At 7:48 of the second quarter, the Vikings intercepted a Zak Phelps pass, but Chelan’s defense once again stopped them. At 2:22 Phelps had another pass intercepted and the Goats held off another offensive drive by the Vikings.

After the break, both teams went back and forth in the middle of the field before Mason McClellan once again swept around the left side and down the sidelines for another Chelan touchdown. His was after three runs by Mason to the right side of the Vikings defense.

Then it was Justin Buyas scampering for 16 yards into the end zone for Chelan’s third touchdown of the night. Early in the fourth quarter Juan Garcia recovered a fumble giving Chelan another chance to score, but the Vikings were able to hold them off.

With several minutes left on the clock, Coach Domser put his second string in to gain some valuable varsity experience and the game ended with the Goats putting their first win on the board, 21-0.

“We are working on getting better each week,” said Domser. The Goats travel to Oroville to take on the Hornets in another non-league game.


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