As we predicted a couple of weeks ago, Chelan Coach Darren Talley has his team clicking again on all cylinders.
The opening of CTL League play and the intensity was up in the NCW. The weather in Okanogan was perfect on Friday night, with nice temperatures for late September and no wind.
Okanogan came into the game 4-0, with a fierce throwing attack in their first four games, balanced with runs here and there. Chelan’s plan was to try to hold that passing game in check and rally to the ball. The Goats did just that in convincing fashion grabbing three interceptions and forcing and recoverying three fumbles on the night holding Okanogan scoreless until giving up 7 in the fourth quarter. Offensively the Mountain Goats were able to move the ball scoring 14 points in the first, 15 points in the second, 12 in the third quarter, and 7 in the fourth quarter.
Offensively for Chelan Michael Amsel Jr had an outstanding night passing the ball for 265 yards and 3 TD’s, and running the ball 12 times for 134 yards and 2 TD’s. Mike had one of those nights that you remember for a long time. Matt Peterson was on the receiving end of 5 of those throws making some acrobatic catches on his way to one TD and 160 yards of receiving, and he ran 3 times for another 8 yards. Konnar Stevens a sophomore who’s grown up quickly caught 3 receptions for 52 yards and one TD. Erick Oscarson caught one reception for 20 yards and six points. Matt Robinson caught an absolutely needed 33 yard reception for a critical first down to round out the night. Cole Schwartz pounded the ball 11 times for 87 yards and one TD on the night. Enrique Diaz came into the game and immediately ran the ball once for 60 yards and a TD. Bobby Anderson carried the ball 2 times for 17 yards, and Mykey Flowers carried it once for 3 yards.
Defensively the Mountain Goats came ready to compete against one of the CTL’s best QB’s, 6’5 Joe Townsend who comes from a rich football family heritage. Joe’s mother’s maiden name is Derting. The Goats did their best to hold Okanogan’s feet to the fire and did a fine job holding them scoreless for 3 quarters. Not an easy thing to do. Compliments go out to defensive coordinator Nick Snyder for putting together a great defensive plan for our athletes to execute. Defensive line play was outstanding by Marco Cardona with 8 tackles, Asa Schwartz one QB sack and Asa and Alex Cortez each with 5 tackles. Jerry Isenhart on the D line had 2 tackles. Linebackers were led by Cole Schwartz with 14 tackles, Matt Peterson with 10 tackles a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Bobby Anderson at his inside linebacker position had 6 tackles, and Michael Amsel Jr from his outside linebacker position had 6. Sophomore starting defensive backs Tanner Hendricks (3 tackles) and Konnar Stevens (4 tackles) did a great job learning a new coverage, with Konnar grabbing one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery on the night. Matt Robinson (1 tackle) and Erick Oscarson (2 tackles) rounded out the defensive back play, with one interception each. JJ Perez also got in on the defensive action with a fumble recovery. A great night altogether for the fired up Mountain Goats.
Thank you to all the fans that made the trip to Okanogan and filled the stands. It is greatly appreciated. Next Friday night, Oct. 7th, the Omak Pioneers come to Chelan. Omak who placed 3rd in State last year started their league season off well with a convincing win 48 – 24 over the Cascade Kodiaks. Game time is set for 7:00pm.
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