(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Balanced offense sends the Pirates packing…
The Selkirk Rangers had a marquee day in the crossover round of the 1B playoffs on Saturday at Chewelah’s Snyder Field. The Rangers collected over 600 yards of offense and downed Pomeroy 56-20 to punch their ticket to the 1B state playoffs.
Selkirk quarterback Jay Link threw for four touchdowns, 208 yards and ran for 112 yards while Stephen Davis and Zech Curran each caught two touchdown passes. Link is currently leading the 1B classification in passing yards with 3,324 yards.
The game scoring started with a three-yard touchdown pass from Link to Davis, before Pomeroy answered back. The Rangers’ Aiden Penney punched it in from four-yards out to make it 16-6 after on quarter.
Link then hit Curran for a 20-yard touchdown pass, and the Selkirk QB also notched interception while playing defense and ran it back for a touchdown. Pomeroy got their second touchdown on a 28-yard pass, but Link wrapped up the scoring in the first half by returning another interception for a touchdown to make it 36-12 at the half.
In the third quarter, Ty Taylor scored a touchdown from eight yards out for the stanza’s only score. In the fourth quarter, Link found Curran from 23 yards out for his third touchdown pass and then dialed up Davis from 46 yards out to make the final 56-20 after a late Pomeroy touchdown pass.
Taylor finished with 117 yards rushing and Penney had 121 yards rushing. Connor Bailey had a 53-yard reception, Curran had 47 reception yards and Davis had 52 reception yards.
On defense Bert Burnett had 11 tackles while Steven Davis had 10 tackles. Both Curran, Cody Stafford and Slade Powers each had eight tackles.
1B teams will now be re-seeded and Selkirk has yet to know who their next opponent is in the first round of the State 1B playoffs.