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Football: Bucs bury Wolves with big first half
Sequim Gazette staff
Call it a reversal of fortune.
It was a mere five seasons ago (2008) that Sequim went onto Kingston’s field and clobbered the second-year Buccaneers 60-0 — in the first half alone. The Wolves walked away with a 74-0 win that night.
On Friday night, the Bucs turned the tables.
A blocked punt and four interceptions helped Kingston stay atop of the Olympic League standings in a 52-7 rout of the Wolves.
It was Sequim’s biggest margin of defeat since 2005, when they dropped a 51-0 decision to Bainbridge.
The Buccaneers (4-0 in Olympic League play, 5-1 overall) led 45-0 at halftime, triggering the mercy rule that allows a continuous running game clock.
Tucker Burns recovered a punt block in the end zone to put the Bucs ahead 7-0 early on and Nick Tabanera added a 55-yard scoring run to put Kingston up 14-0 after one quarter.
Kingston added a 31-point second quarter, highlighted by a 61-yard Bobby Reece punt return touchdown, a Reece TD pass to Nathan Carleton, a three-yard scoring plunge from Tabanera and a 21-yard jaunt to the end zone by Aaron Dickson.
Sequim’s Ty Jones broke up the shutout with a 42-yard scoring run in the third quarter.
Wolves quarterback Miguel Moroles 9-of-24 passing for 64 yards. Kingston held Sequim to 55 yards rushing and 119 total yards.
Sequim travels to Silverdale Friday to take on the Klahowya Eagles, seeking to avoid its first 0-7 season start since 2000.
Klahowya (1-3 in league, 3-3 overall) is coming off a 27-0 road defeat at Silverdale to neighboring rival Olympic. The Eagles’ lone league win was an 18-14 decision at home against Port Angeles. In 2012, Sequim edged the Eagles, 37-32. The Wolves haven’t lost to the Eagles since 2002 and are 13-1 against Klahowya all-time.