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PREP FOOTBALL: Sequim 34, Port Angeles 7

October 19th, 2012 - 11:58pm

(Port Angeles) -- Sequim High's Jack Wiker and Lopaka Yasamura combined for 261 rushing yards Friday night as the Wolves beat the Port Angeles Roughriders 34-7.

Rain and wind swept Civic Field for most of the game, Sequim's fifth consecutive win in the Clallam County rivalry.

The teams exchanged 4 punts in a scoreless first period before Sequim took advantage of a Christian Miles punt return into Port Angeles territory to break the stalemate.

Quarterback Jack Wiker capped a ground pounding 5-play, 42-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown jaunt.

A blocked extra point left the Wolves ahead 6-0 with 9:52 remaining in the second quarter.

Wiker carried the ball 19 times for 107 yards.

Port Angeles (0-8 overall, 0-6 in Olympic League play) entered Sequim territory twice before halftime, but failed to convert two fourth-down attempts; one from the Wolves 45, another from the 35-yard-line.

Key interception leads to Sequim's 2nd TD

The pivotal play of the first half was Sequim's Christian Miles intercepting Port Angeles quarterback Larsson Chapman and returning the ball to the Roughrider 20-yard-line just 36 seconds before intermission.

Miles suffered an apparent rib injury on the play and did not return to the game.

Three plays later, Wiker lofted a fade pass down the right sideline to receiver Brett Wright for a 25-yard touchdown with 29 seconds left.

Wiker's two-point conversion run gave the guests a 14-0 advantage at halftime.

Wiker completed 9-of-14 passes for 86 yards.

The Wolves moved into Roughrider country to start the second half, but Wiker coughed up the ball on a fumble recovered by PA at Rider 48 with 8 minutes left in the third quarter.

Riders fight back

Aided by a Sequim personal foul penalty, the Roughriders had a first-down at the Sequim 25.

A holding penalty stymied PA, but Chapman hit Jonathan Newlin for 9 yards setting up a 4th-and-6 from the Sequim 20.

Nathan Angevine broke open a counter play from his right slotback position and scampered 20 yards across Civic Field's muddy baseball diamond to score with 5:56 left in the third quarter.

Angevine had 20 yards on 8 carries.

Vincent Ioffrida's PAT kick closed the gap to 14-7.

Sequim extends lead with 3 Yasamura touchdowns

An energized Riders' sideline and crowd sensed a momentum shift, but Sequim was up to the challenge.

Wolves' senior receiver Austin Law caught a Wiker pass on 3rd-and-5 from the Wolves 32 for a big first down.

Wiker tested the PA line twice for 8 yards, leaving Sequim in a 3rd-and-2 at its 46.

Lopaka Yasamura popped through a seam up the middle, turned on the burners and showed his heels to the PA defenders on a 54-yard TD sprint.

Wiker's 2-point conversion run pushed the Wolves out to a 22-7 lead with 3:20 left in the third.

PA never threatened again and Sequim scored on its next two possessions - both marches ending with Yasamura TD runs in the fourth quarter.

Yasamura racked up 154 yards on 18 carries.

PA's Chapman completed 4-of-10 passes for 32 yards. Brian Cristion was the leading Roughrider rusher with 43 yards on 4 carries.

Sequim (2-6 overall, 2-4 in Olympic League play) outgained Port Angeles 352 to 93.

Kingston and Bremerton win, Eagles meet Bulldogs tonight

In other Olympic League games Friday, Kingston beat North Kitsap 31-27 and Bremerton downed Olympic 46-7. North Mason meets Klahowya Saturday night at Silverdale Stadium.

Both Clallam teams will be on the road next week, Port Angeles travels to Kingston and Sequim visits North Mason in Belfair.

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

http://sequimsportsaudio.blogspot.com/

Scoring by Quarters:

Seq - 0 14 8 12 - 34

P.A.- 0 0 7 0 - 7

Scoring Summary:

2nd quarter:

Seq - Jack Wiker 5 yd run (kick blocked) 8:24

Seq - Brett Wright 25 yd pass from Jack Wiker (Wiker run) :23

3rd quarter:

P.A. - Nathan Angevine 20 yd run (Vincent Ioffrida kick) 5:56

Seq - Lopaka Yasamura 54 yd run (Wiker run) 3:20

4th quarter:

Seq - Lopaka Yasamura 9 yd run (pass failed) 6:06

Seq - Lopaka Yasamura 15 yd run (kick failed) 3:35

Individual Statistics:

Passing:

Seq - Jack Wiker 9-14, 86 yds, 1 TD.

P.A.- Larsson Chapman 4-10, 32 yds, 1 INT.

Rushing:

Seq - Jack Wiker 19-107-1 TD, Lopaka Yasamura 18-154-3 TD, Chris Whitaker 2-5.

P.A.- Nick LaSorsa 3-4, Nathan Angevine 8-20-1 TD, Miki Andrus 14-13, Brian Cristion 4-43, Tate Priest 2-4, Larsson Chapman 5-(-23).

Receiving:

Seq - Christian Miles 2-12, Lopaka Yasamura 1-3, Brett Wright 3-44-1TD, Austin Law 2-19, Luke Mooney 1-8.

P.A.- Jonathan Newlin 1-9, Miki Andrus 2-14, Hunter Hathaway 1-9.

Team Statistics:

Total Yards:

Seq - 53-352 (266 rush, 86 pass)

P.A.- 46-93 (61 rush, 32 pass)

First Downs:

Seq - 13 (2 Pass, 10 rush, 1 penalty)

P.A.- 5 (2 Pass, 3 rush)

Third Down Conversion:

Seq - 5-11 45%

P.A.- 3-12 25%

Penalties:

Seq - 11-80

P.A.- 6-61

Turnovers:

Seq - 2 (2 fumbles)

P.A.- 4 (1 interception, 3 turnovers on downs)


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