Wolves get back to their winning ways

A strong all-around performance carried the Coupeville High School football team to a 24-6 win over Chimacum at Port Townsend Friday.

The Wolves pushed aside a three-game losing steak with the win and now wrap up the season when league champion Cascade Christian visits at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

The unbeaten Cougars (5-0, 8-0) are ranked fifth in the Associated Press’ 1A state poll.

Coupeville coach Jon Atkins said his team is ready for the challenge.

“It gives us an opportunity to see where we are at; how we stand,” he said. “Since we will be playing a lot of younger players, it also allows us a chance to take inventory for next year.”

Hunter Downes threw three touchdown passes to lead the Coupeville offense over Chimacum; interceptions by Hunter Smith and Cameron Toomey-Stout and a safety by Sean Toomey-Stout paced the defense. Those three defensive standouts also caught TD passes.

Much of Coupeville’s success came from strong work on both lines, led by Ryan Labrador, Dane Lucero and Julian Welling, according to Atkins.

The Wolves got on the board in the first quarter when Downes hit Cameron Toomey-Stout with an 18-yard TD strike. Smith ran in for the extra points.

Sean Toomey-Stout hauled down a Cowboy ball carrier in the end zone on the first play of the second quarter to tack on two more points.

Coupeville made it 16-0 before halftime when Downes and Sean Toomey-Stout hooked up for a 20-yard TD.

After Chimacum scored in the third quarter, the Wolves responded when Downes and Smith combined for a touchdown; Smith, again, ran in the point-after try.

“We played really well,” Atkins said. “The defense did a great job executing the game play.”