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Vashon football falls to Port Townsend

Elan Peterson, 11, adds extra yardage after catching a pass late in the game. Blocking for the Pirates are Jefferson Douglas, 74, Slater McVeigh, 12, and Clyde Pruett, 20. - Rik Forschmiedt Photo/RiksImages.com
Elan Peterson, 11, adds extra yardage after catching a pass late in the game. Blocking for the Pirates are Jefferson Douglas, 74, Slater McVeigh, 12, and Clyde Pruett, 20.
— image credit: Rik Forschmiedt Photo/RiksImages.com

The Vashon football team traveled to Port Townsend on Friday and came away with another loss 46-14.

Port Townsend received the opening kickoff and scored on the first play from scrimmage. The extra point was no good, bringing the score to 6-0.

After going three and out, the Pirates punted, and Port Townsend quickly scored again on a long run to lead 13-0

The Pirates returned the kickoff to the 30-yard line. Early in the drive, Pirate quarterback Nick Amundsen threw a pass to Evan Anderson, who took it 64 yards to the 4-yard line. Amundsen later took a keeper from the 1-yard line for a touchdown. The point after was no good, leaving Port Townsend leading 13-6.

Owen Brenno recovered a  Port Townsend fumble on the 30-yard line on first play after the kickoff. The Pirates moved the ball, getting two first downs on Amundsen runs. The drive ended at the 8-yard line with a fumble. Port Townsend’s quarterback then rumbled for a 93-yard touchdown run to bring the score to 19-6.

After receiving a Pirate punt, Port Townsend started the second quarter with another score and a 26-6 lead. Then another Pirate punt led to a Port Townsend touchdown and a 33-6 score.

The Pirates were able to score again before halftime on a drive that featured two long pass plays to Garrett Starr and another catch by Anderson, capped by a touchdown run from Amundsen, bringing the score to 33-14.

In the third quarter, the Pirates were driving on offense with Amundsen getting four first downs on keepers, but the drive was stopped on fourth and three at the 6-yard line. Port Townsend got the ball and drove down for another score, stretching the Port Townsend’s lead to 40-14.

The Pirates had the ball two more times in the fourth quarter but were unable to score. Port Townsend scored again to end the scoring and win 46-14.

The Pirates will play at Charles Wright on Friday. Their next home game is Friday, Oct. 12, against Pemberton, B.C.

 

 

— Brian Brenno is the president of the Vashon Bounty Club.

 

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