(GENO LUDWIG/Chewelah Independent)
CHEWELAH BOWS OUT: Big plays by Pirates lift Adna past Cougars…
A second straight superb Chewelah football season came to a close at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane last Saturday afternoon when the Cougars lost their state tournament quarterfinal encounter 35-13 to the visiting Adna Pirates. It was the end of a lemons to lemonade season for the Cougars who began their season with four losses in five outings and then won six consecutive games to reach the second round of the state 2B tournament.
Cougar quarterback Jake Jeanneret completed 13 of 31 passes for 196 yards with two touchdowns, but the Chewelah defense that had been so stingy throughout the second half of the season was unable to contain the Adna running attack that produced 236 yards on the ground. The Cougars trailed only 14-7 at halftime, but the Pirates pulled away with three more touchdowns after the break to take home the win. Adna will now face Onalaska in an all-west side semifinal round at Centralia this Saturday. Napavine will meet Kalama for the other ticket into the 2B championship game. All four teams are from the Central 2B League.
“We were the only team to score in the quarterfinals against a team from Adna’s league, which was one positive thing we can say about this game,” said Coach Cameron Gump. “Napavine beat Toledo 55-0, Onalaska beat Tri-Cities Prep 50-0, and Kalama beat Lake Roosevelt 35-0. More