Wolves shutout Falcons

Not many things went right for the Coupeville High School football team in Friday’s game at South Whidbey.

It was homecoming for the Falcons, running back Levi Sawyers rushed for 135 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns, and South Whidbey buried the Wolves 39-0.

The loss keeps Coupeville winless in Cascade League games at 0-4 and 2-4 overall.

South Whidbey (4-0, 6-0) remains tied for first place in the league with Archbishop Murphy.

The Falcons held a 13-0 halftime advantage on touchdown runs by Sawyers covering 6- and 5-yards, and poured it on in the final two quarters putting 26 points on the board.

Falcons quarterback Kyle Hoch was 9-for-10 passing for 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

“We stayed right with them in the first half but they just wore us down late in the game,” head coach Ron Bagby said. “They have a big, physical team, a lot bigger than we are.”

The game was a costly one for the Wolves as leading running back Clay Hughes went out with a shoulder injury.

“He separated his shoulder and we are still waiting to hear whether he is finished for the season,” Bagby said. “We do know he is going to be out for at least the next two or three weeks.”

Bagby said it was demoralizing to the team when Hughes was injured.

“He’s kind of our go-to guy on offense,” he said. “Even though we lost Clay, you can’t take anything away from South Whidbey. They have a good team.”

Coupeville travels to King’s High School Friday night for the most important game of the 2007 season.

A victory gives the Wolves the number-one seed in class 1A from the Cascade League into the sub-district playoffs.

“They aren’t as strong as they have been in the past,” Bagby said. “They’ve got some good receivers and they are going to try to throw the ball.”

Kickoff in Seattle against King’s is set for 7 p.m.

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