Hunter Downes, left, and Shane Losey, right, help bring down Chimacum’s Peyton Hundley. (Photo by John Fisken)

Wolves can’t catch Cowboys / Football

Unable to overcome a slow start, the Coupeville High School football team lost 33-27 to Chimacum Friday, Oct. 27, at Mickey Clark Field.

The Wolves (1-5, 3-6) complete their season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, with a trip to league-leading and fourth-ranked Cascade Christian (5-0, 7-1) at Sumner’s Sunset Stadium.

Chimacum zipped to an 18-0 lead Friday and Coupeville couldn’t quite catch the Cowboys.

Chimacum scored twice in the first quarter and added a third score early in the second period.

At that point, the Coupeville offense finally caught fire thanks to a spark provided by Cameron Toomey-Stout. After the Cowboys third TD, Toomey-Stout returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards and a touchdown. Hunter Downes booted the extra point.

Next came the first of three TD tosses by Downes. The trio of scores raised Downes’ career mark to 34, a new Coupeville school record, previously held by his current offensive co-ordinator Brad Sherman.

The first scoring pass went 18 yards to Toomey-Stout, cutting the Cowboys’ lead to 18-14.

Chimacum answered with a 60-yard TD bolt by Mathew Bainbridge, making it 25-14.

Downes went to work again, capping a long drive with a scoring strike to Teo Keilwitz that made it 25-21 at halftime.

The second half started much like the first for the Coupeville offense, and the Wolves failed to find pay dirt in three possessions. Meanwhile, Chimacum tacked on a TD to go up 33-21.

Coupeville scored late on a Downes to Jake Hoagland pass set up by a fumble-causing tackle by Kyle Rockwell.

The Wolves, however, would never get the ball back as Chimacum converted a big third-down play to run out the clock.

Coupeville played the game without four two-way starters, all from skill positions.

Coupeville celebrated Senior Night during its final home game of the season, honoring Downes, Hoagland, Toomey-Stout, Rockwell, Julian Wells, James Vidoni, Tyler McCalmont and Hunter Smith.


Cameron Toomey-Stout causes a fumble in Friday’s game with Chimacum. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kyle Rockwell tackles Chimacum’s Ryan Caldwell. (Photo by John Fisken)

Tyler McClamont brings down Chimacum’s Isaac Purser. (Photo by John Fisken)

Cameron Toomey-Stout looks in a pass Friday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Above and in the photo below, Coupeville’s Hunter Downes slips out of the grasp of Chimacum’s Ryan Caldwell. (Photo by John Fisken)