Unable to overcome the absence of six injured starters, the Coupeville High School football team fell 61-12 at Port Townsend Friday, Oct 6.
Among the missing were all-league receiver and defensive back Hunter Smith, the Wolves’ leading rusher and tackler Sean Toomey-Stout and the team’s No. 2 runner and tackler Chris Battaglia.
The Redhawks took advantaged of Coupeville’s depleted defense and piled up 606 yards of offense, 483 on the ground.
The Wolves compounded the problem of missing players by not tackling “particularly well,” coach Jon Atkins said.
A pair of Port Townsend sophomores, Noa Apker-Montoya and Dylan Tracer, did most of the damage. Quarterback Apker-Montoya rushed 14 times for 151 yards and three touchdowns and completed five of 11 passes for 63 yards. Tracer ran 32 times for 231 yards and two scores.
The Redhawks (3-0, 3-3) led at the quarters 21-6, 40-6 and 54-12.
Coupeville scored on two big plays. First, Hunter Downes hit Cameron Toomey-Stout for a 62-yard touchdown pass off a fake punt in the first quarter. In the third quarter, Jake Hoagland returned a Redhawk kickoff 70 yards for the Wolves’s second score.
For the game, Downes completed seven of 20 passes, all to Toomey-Stout, for 121 yards.
Matt Hilborn led the Coupeville defense with 10 tackles, Andrew Martin collected eight and Kyle Rockwell and Hoagland had seven each.
Toomey-Stout grabbed an interception, his fourth of the season.
“I felt that Kyle Rockwell and Andy Martin played really well defensively,” Atkins said.
“We just have to step up and fill in for guys this week,” he added. “We can have a bit more planning than last week in our prep, so hopefully we can turn it around this week.”
It’s homecoming week for the Wolves (1-2, 3-3), who host Bellevue Christian (1-2, 1-6) at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
Because of construction of the new bleachers at Mickey Clark Field, spectators will have use the the baseball field parking lot and entrance this week.