PREP FOOTBALL: Chimacum falls to Life Christian; Port Townsend routs Vashon Island
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Chimacum’s Drew Yackulic (1) uses Life Christian Academy’s Hunter Haley (4) to take down Taylor Roelofs (7) during Chimacum’s homecoming game at Memorial Field.

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PORT TOWNSEND — A big second quarter by Life Christian Academy sent Chimacum to 28-12 homecoming game loss at Memorial Field.

After the Cowboys and Eagles played to a scoreless tie in the opening quarter, Life Christian scored three straight touchdowns to jump ahead 21-0.

Chimacum responded with to straight touchdowns of its own, one Travis Pennington off a pass from Alex Morris on the final play of the first half and the other a fumble return by Drew Yackulic, to cut the Eagles' lead to 28-12 in the third quarter.

But Life Christian quarterback Taylor Roelofs ran for two touchdowns before the end of the third to push the advantage to 33-12.

Roelofs passed for 227 yards and a touchdown and ran for 72 yards and three scores in Friday's game.

Yackulic caught four passes for 41 yards and Pennington had three receptions for 31 yards.

Morris passed for 89 yards.

Yackulic led the Chimacum defense with 12 tackles (nine solo), including one play that he stuffed by pushing Life Christian blocker Hunter Haley into Roelofs as he tried to turn upfield.

“Drew is just an excellent player,” Cowboys coach Shawn Meacham said.

“He just goes all out.”

Lane Dotson and Dustin West got in on 11 tackles apiece, and both had a tackle for a loss. Quinn Dowling had two tackles for a loss.

West, who was playing his first game for Chimacum, was praised by Meacham for his play at linebacker.

“He's very aggressive,” Meacham said. “He's definitely going to help us out.”

Dotson, Sam Golden and Colton Shaw each had a sack for the Cowboys.

Morris had nine tackles and two pass deflections, and Pennington blocked a kick.

Chimacum (0-2, 0-4) plays at Eatonville (2-0, 4-1) on Friday. The Cruisers are coming off a 55-14 win over Bow Valley College of Calgary, Alberta.

Port Townsend 48, Vashon Island 14

VASHON — The Redskins jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Matt Cain opened the scoring with a 55-yard touchdown less than a minute into the game.

Tim Russell scored a pair of touchdowns — a 18-yard run and a 10-yard reception from Jacob King — to make it 22-0 going into the second quarter.

Russell also had a 20-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Cain scored on a 30-yard pass from David Sua.

Port Townsend freshman Isaiah Mason added a 1-yard touchdown run, and King scored on a 98-yard interception return.

King (154 yards), Cain (102) and Russell (101) each ran for 100 yards for Port Townsend.

King was 4 for 5 passing for 60 yards and a score, and Skyler Coppenrath caught three passes for 50 yards.

Coppenrath had a sack and four tackles for a loss on defense.

Next up for the Redskins (2-1, 4-1) is an important matchup against Cascade Christian (2-0, 5-0), currently ranked second in 1A, at Memorial Field on Friday night.

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