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Vashon loses Homecoming game to Chimacum Cowboys
Though the Pirates held the Chimacum Cowboys back for most of the first half of Friday’s Homecoming game, the night ended with a Chimacum win, 35-14.
The Cowboys started the game with the ball, and the Pirates held them from scoring on their first three possessions. The Pirates moved the ball well in the first quarter — highlighted with a complete pass to Evan Anderson for 30 yards and strong running from Nick Betz — but were unable to score. Chimacum started the scoring after an interception that led to a field goal and a 3-0 lead.
Peter Evans intercepted a Chimacum pass, ending their next possession. But the Cowboys got the ball right back with an interception for a touchdown, bringing the score to 9-0. Evans then intercepted another pass, but the half came to an end before the Pirates could score.
After looking a little flat in the first half, the Pirates came out fired up. But the Cowboys returned a punt for a touchdown early, making the score 15-0.
Vashon returned the kickoff to the 45-yard line and capped a nice drive that included a 20-yard run by Nick Betz with a 40-yard run for a touchdown by quarterback Nick Amundsen, putting the Pirates on the scoreboard, 15-6.
Vashon scored again on a fourth-and-one run by Nick Betz to come within two points, 15-13. On the next Chimacum possession, Kevin Thomas sacked the Cowboy quarterback for a 15-yard loss, but they continued their drive and scored again, widening Chimacum’s lead to 21-14.
Vashon suffered from two more turnovers and were unable to score again while Chimacum ended the game with two more touchdowns for a Cowboy win, 35-14.
Vashon will play Life Christian next Saturday at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood.
— Brian Brenno is the president of the Vashon Bounty Club.