Chelan v Oroville
Eli Jenkens, 12, takes a snap while reading the Oroville defense early in the first quater of the Goats 48 - 6 win.
(Randy Dietrich photo)
Chelan rolls over Oroville 48-6 last week... hosts Waluke Friday, October 10
by Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan didn’t have many problems defeating the Oroville Hornets last week. The defense held Oroville to 205 total yards while chalking up 462 yards of total offense of which 298 yards were from rushing and 164 yards of passing.
The team was without Mason McClellan which left the rushing game to Donny Watson, Julian Buyas, Juan Garcia and Zach Phelps. Watson rushed for 104 yards on five carries and three touchdowns. Buyas carried the ball 12 times for 62 yards and one touchdown followed by Garcia with 1 carry for 54 yards and a touchdown. Zach Phelps carried the ball in for a touchdown from the one yard line.
Quarterback Zach Phelps passed for 127 yards on 7 of 8 attempts, one of which resulted in a TD and one pass was intercepted. Eli Jenkins was 3 for 11 and 37 yards. On the receiving end Watson had three catches for 126 yards and one TD.
Defensively, Ty Schwartz had 11 tackles, Julian Buyas had 10, Tanner Johnson had 9 and Juan Garcia had 7 tackles, two of which were sacks. Lane Molina broke up four pass plays and Francisco Arteaga had one fumble recovery for the Goats.
According to Coach Travis Domser, Wahluke will be a much tougher matchup. “They are a 1A school and play in the Yakima league,” reported Domser.
Wahluke has one win against Kittitas and lost to Connell 27-15. “They are a good physical football team. They ran the ball well against Royal last week but couldn’t finish their drives.
Wahluke is a very physical team and has had a lot of success this season on defense. “We will have to play hard and be able to adjust on defense, and execute better on offense if we want to win this game,” said Domser.
Domser feels the Goats are getting better with each passing week. “We are starting to get the experience we need to compete with anyone,” he says. “This week will challenge us physically. The players will have to make the decision of whether or not we are physical. It is going to be a great game.”
Game time is 7 p.m. at Sargent Field.