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Bainbridge Island Review Sports Roundup | Sept. 10

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND JUNIOR FOOTBALL

BOTHELL WHITE 32

BI ROOKIES 6

The Bainbridge Island Rookies were beaten by Bothell White’s running game as they gained 250 yards on 25 attempts.

The game’s bright spot for the Rookies was a perfectly executed Statue of Liberty play resulting in a 14-yard gain which was part of an impressive drive leading to a 22-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for the Rookies only score of the game. The Rookies had two other drives deep into Bothell territory, but were unable to get the ball into the end zone.

BI SOPHOMORES 20 BOTHELL 18

Bothell scored first, as a sweep around the left end on fourth and 10 resulted in a touchdown. A missed conversion play left the score 6-0 in favor of Bothell.

Bainbridge quarterback Duncan McCombs led his offensive squad on a long, tough drive. The backfield really delivered with several strong runs from Max Wickline, Trent Schulte and David Wellbrock. Terry Lyle, Lars Erickson, Richard Carrillo, Cole Pugliano, and Charles Hanacek continued to blow holes in the Bothell defensive line, giving the runners the room they needed to gain first down after first down. The drive concluded with an eight-yard pass from McCombs to wide receiver Grant Klausen for the score.

After Bothell failed to convert for the first down on their next drive, Bainbridge took over on their own 27, with Schulte eventually running the ball in for another touchdown. Schulte connected with receiver Klausen for the one-point conversion

Once again Bothell tried to get the offense going in the second half, but fumbled the ball on the first play. Linebacker Brice Kozosky came up with the ball, setting Bainbridge up for a quick touchdown off a quarterback bootleg. Terry Lyle, replacing an injured Wellbrock, took it up the middle for the extra point, giving Bainbridge a 14-point lead.

Despite a Herculean defensive effort, Bothell scored late in the third quarter, then again with less than 1:30 left in the game. Tension grew as Bothell, hoping to tie the game, attempted to kick the ball in for a two-point conversion. Unfortunately, a bad snap left the holder scrambling after the ball, but was soon crushed by an avalanche of gold jerseys.

BI SOPHOMORES 27 ISSAQUAH 18

Quarterback Trent Schulte, scored Bainbridge’s first touchdown. Thanks to some solid blocking by Charles Hanacek and Mitch Hobbs, Schulte was able to connect with Klausen for the extra point.

The Bainbridge offense continued to explode with solid run after solid run. But all that came to an abrupt halt when Schulte, while driving hard for extra yards and a first down, was tackled hard by the Issaquah defense. Schulte was unable to get up after the hit and eventually was taken to Harbor View medical center by paramedics. It was later determined that Trent had suffered a mild concussion and a “stinger” to the spine (similar to the reaction felt when hitting the funny bone). Trent was home that night and is expected to fully recover in a few weeks time.

Issaquah’s quarterback then ran a sweep play, carrying the ball for 35 yards and a touchdown. Unable to get the extra point, Bainbridge still led by one. But this didn’t last long, as Bainbridge quickly fumbled the ball away on an early possession. The boys from the Eastside took the lead on a scramble by their quarterback. Unable to score the extra point again, the score then stood at 12-7 with 2:20 left in the half.

But Bainbridge wasn’t done yet as running back Lyle Terry slugged his way through the defense for a big touchdown with 1:40 left in the half. New quarterback Duncan McCombs connected with Klausen for the extra point, bringing the score to 14-12.

Then it was the special team’s time to shine as they forced a fumble on the kickoff, taking over with excellent field position with less than 1:30 left in the half. Terry then ran it in for the score.

In the third quarter, Terry punched through the defensive line, for his third touchdown of the day. McCombs then ran the ball in for the extra point, bringing the score to 27-12.

Issaquah tried to answer back, with a touchdown but the kick was blocked by a wall of blue and gold jerseys lead by Truman Miller, Kyler Cyr, Noah Clark and Henry Levis.

Issaquah attempted an onside kick, but Bainbridge recovered. They soon turned it over on a fumble by Klausen with 4:45 left in the game. Issaquah started another well hard fought drive, but came up empty, after a big play by linebacker Brice Kozlosky, eventually giving Bainbridge a 27-18 victory.

MERCER ISLAND 20 BI VARSITY BLUE 16

The Varsity Blue team took on Mercer Island Saturday and quickly jumped out to a 16-7 lead. Quarterback Sam Kallas hit running back Matt Stone early on with a 30 yard touchdown strike. Stone then followed moments later with a 65 yard kick return.

The young Bainbridge squad largely outplayed their veteran opponents in Mercer, outgaining them by a 2-1 margin. The Bainbridge defense was keyed by linebackers Tino Peleti, Jackson Larkin, Jay Terry, and Noah Donohue. They failed to hold the lead, however, as Mercer mounted a fourth quarter rally.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND YOUTH SOCCER

BAINBRIDGE BOYS U16 WINS BIG FOOT TOURNAMENT

The Bainbridge BU-16 soccer team won the highly competitive Silver Bracket of the 2008 Bigfoot soccer tournament in Snohomish Aug. 14-17, defeating seven other teams for the trophy. With the temperature in the mid 90s, the entire team stepped up and played all out all game for the championship trophy.

Eight of the 16 players scored over the course of the five game run. Alex Raquer and Brad Olson were their normal offensive marvels, involved in the scoring multiple times. What made this tournament magical was the scoring of Will Gueble, Dylan Cottrell, Ian Clark, Mitch Coryell, Joe McKenzie, and Will Devereaux against highly skilled opponents in addition to Raquer and Olson.

After playing to a 2-2 tie in game one of the round robin portion, the team rolled out four straight shutouts including a 1-0 semifinal nailbiter and thrilling final game with Bainbridge winning 2-0.

Leading the defensive effort was goalie Nick Miller with four shutouts and a stalwart defense of Matt Parker, Ben Kaufman, Ethan Pearl, and Will Devereaux. These defensive geniuses were greatly aided by midfielders like by Henry Chipman and Rigel Correa, who played a continuously aggressive game by giving teams no time or space to develop anything. The team will be competing in this fall’s CYL A bracket.

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