Kaden Krouse scored three touchdowns after running the ball just five times. (Brandon Hansen photo)
(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
Cougars defense post second straight shutout…
Chewelah improved to 2-0 on the year with a 61-0 victory over Kettle Falls in NE 2B football action on Saturday afternoon. All-state player Kaden Krouse carried the ball five times for 96 yards and three touchdowns for the Cougars, while a two-headed quarterback approach of Clayton Jeanneret and Zach Bowman netted 154 passing yards and three touchdowns.
The Chewelah defense also earned its second shutout of the season, allowing Kettle Falls to gain just 107 yards.
Played at Kettle Falls, the Bulldogs first attempted an onside kick that was recovered by Chewelah’s Corban Stearns on the 50. The Cougars wasted little time with the drive, getting a big 25-yard run by Krouse and then Jeanneret found Nick Franks for a 25-yard touchdown pass to go up 7-0 with 11:27 left in the first quarter thanks to a Nik Skok extra-point kick.
After a Kettle Falls punt, Krouse ripped off a 25-yard touchdown run to put Chewelah up 14-0. Lukas Kubik came up big for the Cougars with an interception on the Bulldogs next drive and took it back to Kettle’s 13-yard line. After fullback Cole Davis cleared the way blocking like a snow plow, Krouse scored his second touchdown of the game with a four-yard touchdown dive for a 20-0 lead with 8:24 left in the first quarter.
Kruz Katzer made an athletic play for the Cougars on Kettle Falls in the next play, ripping the ball away from the ball carrier and running it back for the touchdown to put Chewelah up 26-0.
With just over three minutes in the first stanza, Clayton Jeanneret found Nick Franks for a second time, this time for a 43-yard touchdown pass as Chewelah increased their scored to 33-0.
VIDEO OF CODY GILROY’S 36-YARD CATCH FROM ZACH BOWMAN:
Kettle Falls in the second quarter would pull off their longest drive of the game, 11 plays, but it ended in a punt. Just before the break, Chewelah found the endzone again as a Zach Bowman pass to Cody Gilroy for 36 yards set up a six yard touchdown run by Wyatt Accord for the 39-0 halftime lead.
In the second half, Krouse scored his third touchdown of the game, ripping off a 36-yard touchdown run and a 45-0 lead with 8:22 left in the third. Lukas Kubik then added a 28-yard touchdown run. The Chewelah defense also registered a safety.
VIDEO OF KADEN KROUSE’S 36-YARD TOUCHDOWN RUN:
The scoring parade finally reached an end for Chewelah with two and a half minutes left in the third quarter as Zach Bowman found Eli Larson for a 50-yard touchdown pass for the final 61-0 score.
The Chewelah offense gained 346 yards of offense, including 192 yards on the ground. Clayton Jeanneret finished with 70 yards passing and 26 yards rushing while Zach Bowman had 84 yards passing. Nick Franks finished with 68 yards receiving with his two touchdown catches.
Titus Tapia also had an interception for the Cougars.
Kettle Falls finished with 63 yards on the ground as Boomer Prouty notched 31 hard-earned yards on the ground. Bulldog quarterback Talon Olson also rushed for 23 yards and passed for 44 yards including a highlight reel 32-yard pass to receiver to Zane Johnson.
Chewelah will host Asotin next Friday night.
At Kettle Falls
CHEWELAH 61, KETTLE FALLS 0
Chewelah 33 6 22 0 = 61
Kettle Falls 0 0 0 0 = 0
CHE – Clayton Jeanneret 25-yard pass to Nick Franks, Nick Skok kick
CHE – Kaden Krouse 25-yard run, Nick Skok kick
CHE – Kaden Krouse 4-yard run, kick failed
CHE – Kruz Katzer 45-yard fumble return, pass failed
CHE – Clayton Jeanneret 43-yard pass to Nick Franks, Nick Skok kick
CHE – Wyatt Accord 6-yard run, kick failed
CHE – Kaden Krouse 36-yard run, kick failed
CHE – Lukas Kubik, 28-yard run, Nick Skok kick
CHE – Safety
CHE – Zach Bowman 50-yard pass to Eli Larson, kick failed
Chewelah – Kaden Krouse 5-96, Lukas Kubik – 1-28, Clayton Jeanneret 4-26; Kettle Falls – Boomer Prouty – 18-31, Talon Olson – 7-23
Chewelah – Clayton Jeanneret – 3-6/70, Zach Bowman – 3-4/84, Kettle Falls – 3-11/44
Chewelah – Nick Franks – 2/68, Kettle Falls – Zane Johnson – 2/36