We had three events on Friday night with 2 football games and 1 soccer match our re-caps are below.
Tenino 3, Montesano 0
(Tenino, WA) In a game that truly was a tale of two halves, it would be the Tenino Beavers emerging victorious over Montesano on a picture perfect Friday night in Tenino. The game got underway close to 6:30 PM and would be a back and forth battle for the majority of the first half. Both teams would see their fair share of shots on the opponents goal, but would be to no avail as we would see a 0-0 score at the half.
The first goal of the game wouldn’t happen until about 11 minutes into the second half. Chris Ramez would break the tie for the Beavers thanks to being able to capitalize on a penalty kick. The Beavers would not be done taking advantage of penalty kicks as they would have a chance at another one 19 minutes into the second half. This time it would be Salvador Ontiveros knocking the ball into the net to extend the Beavers lead to 2 to 0. Ontiveros wasn’t done though. He would capitalize on a right place right time opportunity being able to knock in his second goal of the game in a cluster of players near the net. That score would come just 3 minutes after his previous goal and would result in what turned out to the be the final, 3 to 0.
On a evening of a handful of near misses for the Montesano Bulldogs, it would be Tucker Stecher taking home our Pacific Sports Spa visiting player of the game honors. Stecher was essentially a swiss army knife for his squad tonight having a hand in several goal kicks, free kicks, throw ins and would put several attempted drives by the Beavers to a screeching halt.
Orting 35, Clover Park 0
The Orting Cardinals took out a season of frustration on Clover Park Friday night with a convincing 35-0 win. The Cardinals began the year 0-3 being outscored 131-9 but then rallied and beat White River. They would drop a close game to Fife and Steilacoom would pull away for them in the game so they came into their final contest sitting at 1-5. Clover Park had also struggled and were looking for their 1st win with an 0-6 mark.
This would be Orting’s night thought with QB Tate Hall throwing for 2 1st quarter touchdowns. Hall found Aiden Herd for the 1st score on a 4th and 7 from the 10 yard line in the back left corner of the endzone for a 7-0 lead. On their next possession the Cards drove down to the Warrior 25 when Hall dropped back to find Austin Manley at the 10 and Manley carried it in for the score and a 14-0 lead. Orting added one final score before halftime and it was on the ground this time as Colby Lalone ran it in untouched from the 8 yard line and Orting led 21-0 at the half.
Lolone would add another ground and pound score from the 3 yard line in the 3rd quarter to push their lead to 28-0. Mason McCall, the back-up QB got into the act in the 4th quarter to close the scoring when he found Herd for his 2nd TD catch of the game from the 8 for the final 35-0 score.
Orting finishes 2-5 on the season while Clover Park fell to 0-7.
Cashmere 15, Chelan 7
(Cashmere, WA) The Bronze Shoe has been anchored in the land of Aplets and Cotlets for 5 years and will remain in the Cashmere Bulldog Trophy case at least until next Fall. The Bulldogs brought the defense to Friday night’s game with 5 take-aways and a defensive touchdown in this tight contest with the Chelan Goats.
Sam Phillips picked off 3 passes and returned one for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter and gave the Goats an 8 point lead at the time. The defense for the Bulldogs constantly put pressure on Chelan QB Reed Stamps while keeping the Goats running attack in check limiting the offense to less than 190 yards of offense on the night.
The Goats defense was equally as sticky allowing only one touchdown and looking like they were headed to the half scoreless when Phillips found his brother Nate on a 26-yard strike on 4th down with about a minute left to play. The Bulldogs added the 2-point conversion and led 8-0.
Chelan wasn’t about to sit on the ball with just seconds to play though and worked the ball to the 5 with time for one play. Stamps tossed it into the endzone and it was incomplete but a pass interference call gave Chelan one more play. This time Stamps took it himself in for the score and went to the break down by one, 8-7.
The second half was all about the defense on both sides with Phillips defensive touchdown as the score of the 2nd half and the Bulldogs clinched not only the Bronze Shoe but the CTL Title as well. The Bulldogs finished the season at 4-1 with their only loss a 28-27 to 4A Moses Lake. Chelan finished 3-2 with their other loss 22-20 to 2a Ephrata.