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Football: Cedarcrest scores early to run by Coupeville

Cedarcrest scored on its first two plays of the game to get a running start in its 40-14 win over Coupeville in the Wolves' homecoming game Friday, Oct. 8

Coupeville coach Jay Silver said, "I would like to tell you that they were trick plays, but they ran right at us."

The Red Wolves blasted for 48-yard and 49-yard TD runs on their first two plays.

Coupeville responded with a 31-yard touchdown catch by Mitch Pelroy from Ian Smith. Smith hit Mike Churchill for a two-point PAT, and it was 13-8.

Cedarcrest rebounded with another first quarter score and tacked on a second period touchdown to build a 27-8 bulge at the half. On its first play of the second half, Cedarcrest raced 63 yards to the Coupeville 2 to set up another touchdown.

The Wolves added a second touchdown in the third period when Pelroy swiped a Cedarcrest pass and returned it 38 yards.

Silver said, "Cross out those three huge plays and it's a different game. After that we played good defense."

He added, "We played hard; I am proud of the kids. These kids are resilient; they keep battling. Most of our mistakes are from inexperience -- fix those things and we can compete with these schools."

Smith finished with 178 yards passing on 18 completions from 33 attempts; he threw no interceptions. He also led the team in rushing with 53 yards on 18 carries.

Brandt Bodamer caught seven passes for 50 yards, Churchill four for 64 and Pelroy two for 43.

The Wolves (1-5) travel to Archbishop Murphy, the state's top ranked 2A team, next Friday.

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