(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Rangers improve to 4-1 after breaking the game of football…
There are some ridiculous stat lines and then there is what Selkirk QB Jay Link did yesterday. The senior signal-caller, originally from Chewelah, threw for 245 yards, seven touchdown passes and rushed for an additional 189 rushing yards along with a touchdown run. Selkirk led 54-6 after the first quarter and would come away with the 84-6 NE 1B North victory that should firmly entrench them as one of the elites on this side of the state.
Selkirk as a whole had 588 yards of total offense in the game.
The quarterback set two school records, one for touchdowns in a game and one for touchdowns in a career as he currently had 80. In this matchup, Link was 11 for 13 and an average pass for the QB was 22.9 yards.
The leading receiver was Ty Taylor who finished with 114 reception yards on four catches. Zech Curran had three catches for 92 yards.
Link began the game throwing a 50-yard scoring pass to Ty Taylor, a 55-yard TD pass to Zech Curran and then a 10-yard paydirt pass to Curran. Link then scored with his legs notching a 24-yard touchdown run.
The Selkirk QB then threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Luke Couch. Couch then scored Selkirk’s next touchdown, recovering a fumble and running it back 16 yards for a touchdown.
Hunter’s August Wagner returned an 85-yard touchdown for the Lion’s lone score, then Selkirk rounded out its FIRST QUARTER scoring with another Link touchdown pass, a 32-yard strike to Curran.
In the second quarter, Link threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Taylor, then Aiden Penney scored on a 16 yard run. The third quarter saw a three-yard scoring run by Connor Bailey and Link finished off the game with a five-yard pass to Curran.
Curran finished the game with four touchdown catches, while Taylor had two. Couch scored two touchdowns for the Rangers as well. Couch also had five quarterback sacks in the first quarter for the Rangers and finished with eight solo tackles and six sacks in the game. Link, Bailey and Slade Powers each had two sacks in the game and Selkirk as a whole got to the Hunters QB 16 times.
Sophomore Porter Carman had 84 rush yards in the matchup on eight carries while Aiden Penney had 43 yards on three carries.
Selkirk improved to 4-1 on the year and 4-0 in league play. They will move into the more challenging part of their schedule as they will play at Springdale next week at 7 p.m.