The Chelan Goats struggled against Pt. Townsend last Friday evening and will be working out the jitters and correcting their game this week before facing the Tonasket Tigers in the first league game of the year next Friday, September 18.
Bad day on the field for Chelan's Goats
by Richard Uhlhorn
"We just gave the game away," stated Coach Darren Talley. "The kids played Ok, but the team didn't." Chelan lost to Port Townsend this weekend 26-0.
The team had 10 turnovers and lost eight or nine of them. "You cannot win a game with that many turnovers," said Talley during a telephone conversation on Sunday afternoon.
Chelan got the ball into the red zone four times, once all the way to the four yard line, but the pass into the end zone was intercepted and run back for a Port Townsend touchdown.
Talley, while not happy with the game's outcome, said that the team is so young and eager, but they just haven't had the varsity action they need. "This week will be a good corrective week," he said. "There was a lot of jitters going into this one."
After the game, Coach Talley told the team they were not going to talk about the game until after they've watched the video on Monday, September 14.
At the end of the first half, Port Townsend was up 6-0. In the third quarter, the pass into the end zone from the four yard line was intercepted and run back bringing the score to 12-0. Port Townsend was unable to convert on a two-point attempt. They scored one more touchdown in the third and another in the fourth for the final score of 26-0.
On defense, Coach Talley stated that if the other players can move sideline to sideline like Alby Paz, the teams defense would be just fine. Paz ended up with 10 tackles and seven assists while Matt Pittsinger had seven tackles and three assists.
The Chelan Goats will host Tonasket on Friday evening, September 18.