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PREP FOOTBALL: Sequim 37, Klahowya 32

October 12th, 2012 - 11:32pm

(Sequim) -- The Sequim High Wolves earned their first victory of the season in thrilling fashion Friday night, holding off the Klahowya Eagles in the final minute for a 37-32 Olympic League victory.

Trailing 31-13 entering the final quarter, the Eagles rallied for three touchdowns within 2 minutes and 15 seconds -- fueled by a pair of Sequim turnovers -- taking a 32-31 advantage when quarterback Jacob Sheets hit Grady Bashore with a 17-yard touchdown pass with 8:45 remaining.

It was the duo's second scoring connection of the evening.

Sheets completed 12 of 27 passes on the night for 191 yards and 3 touchdowns, also rushing 23 times for 76 yards and a score.

Sequim (1-6 overall, 1-4 in Olympic League play) converted a 4th-and-3 from the Eagles 13 with 2:05 left into a 13-yard Jack Wiker-to-Christian Miles touchdown pass, going ahead 37-32.

Wiker completed 12 of 21 passes for 123 yards and 2 scores, also rushing 25 times for 149 yards and a TD.

Miles caught 5 balls for 57 yards.

Eagles' final drive falls short

Klahowya (4-3 overall, 2-3 in Olympic League play) drove 11 plays into Sequim territory for a 1st-and-Goal at the Wolves 7 with 26 seconds left.

Andrew Shimer sacked Sheets for a 4-yard loss on first down, then Sheets threw 2 successive incompletions on 2nd and 3rd down under tremendous blitz pressure from the Wolves.

On 4th-and-goal from the Sequim 11 with just 11 seconds left, Sheets had a receiver flash open at the goal line on a post pattern, but Bashore could only manage to get one hand on the ball before it fell to the turf incomplete, setting off a raucous Wolves homecoming victory celebration.

Sequim roared to 19-0 lead

Sequim roared to an early 19-0 first quarter lead, scoring first on a 50-yard scoring sprint from Lopaka Yasamura on the second scrimmage play of the contest.

Yasamura packed the pigskin 30 times for 248 yards and 3 visits to the Klahowya end zone.

The Eagles answered the Wolves with 1:33 remaining in the opening period when Sheets finished a drive with an 8-yard run, making it 19-6 for the hosts after one quarter.

The teams continued to exchange touchdowns in the second period, Yasamura scampering 42 yards to pay dirt with 8:25 until halftime and a Wolves bulge of 25-6.

Klahowya running back Latrell Simpson closed the margin to 25-13 on a 2-yard run with 6:51 left in the second.

Yasamura had the final TD of the half at the 3:16 mark from 8 yards and the halftime score of 31-13 Sequim.

Josh Ganowski caught 7 passes for Klahowya, gaining 119 yards and a score.

Sequim travels to Port Angeles Friday, while Klahowya hosts North Mason.

In other Olympic League games Friday, North Kitsap downed Port Angeles 41-12, Bremerton ripped Kingston 37-0 and Olympic beat North Mason 26-7.

Free downloads of game audio and highlights of Friday's Sequim - Klahowya game are available at Dan Kari's Sequim Sports Audio blog.


Scoring by Quarters:

KSS - 6 7 0 19 - 32

Seq - 19 12 0 6 - 37

Scoring Summary:

1st quarter:

Seq - Lopaka Yasamura 50 yd run (Mitch Koonz kick) 11:39

Seq - Jody Allen 12 yd pass from Jack Wiker (kick blocked) 6:35

Seq - Jack Wiker 4 yd run (kick failed) 2:39

KSS - Jacob Sheets 8 yd run (run failed) 1:33

2nd quarter:

Seq - Lopaka Yasamura 42 yd run (run failed) 8:25

KSS - Latrell Simpson 1 yd run (Kasey Trask kick) 6:51

Seq - Lopaka Yasamura 8 yd run (run failed) 3:16

4th quarter:

KSS - Grady Bashore 19 yd pass from Jacob Sheets (pass failed) 11:00

KSS - Josh Ganowski 23 yd pass from Jacob Sheets (kick failed) 10:45

KSS - Grady Bashore 17 yd pass from Jacob Sheets (Trask kick) 8:45

Seq - Christian Miles 13 yd pass from Jack Wiker (run failed) 2:05

Individual Statistics:


KSS - Jacob Sheets 12-27, 191 yds, 3TD.

Seq - Jack Wiker 12-21, 123 yds, 2 TD, 1INT.


KSS - Jacob Sheets 23-76, Latrell Simpson 11-15, Jonathan Harris 2-(-3).

Seq - Lopaka Yasamura 30-248, Jack Wiker 25-149.


KSS - Grady Bashore 2-36, Josh Ganowski 7-119, Carlos Vallejo 2-18, Latrell Simpson 1-18.

Seq - Lopaka Yasamura 3-21, Christian Miles 5-57, Jody Allen 2-30, Brett Wright 1-6, Ian Dennis 1-9.

Team Statistics:

Total Yards:

KSS 67-275 (84 rush, 191 pass)

Seq 76-520 (397 rush, 123 pass)


KSS 2-17

Seq 7-70


KSS 3 (3 turnovers on downs)

Seq 4 (2 fumbles, 1 INT, 1 TOD)

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