Football: Big second half gives Bulldogs 36-21 win over Wolves

The North Mason football team scored two touchdowns within eight seconds in the third quarter, then got a 53-yard pass play to open the fourth quarter to seal a 36-21 win over Sequim on Oct. 14 in Belfair.

Aiden Gockerell, who had another 100-yard game, scored a 20-yard touchdown at the end of the first quarter, breaking an almost sure tackle to score to give Sequim a 7-6 lead. Gockerell also had a second-half interception.

The Wolves got a huge break when Toppy Robideau had an interception inside the 5-yard line to end a Bulldogs’ threat. The Wolves couldn’t get a drive going and then North Mason got a big break of its own, getting the ball back on the 17-yard line after a bad punt. That led to a 15-yard touchdown by North Mason’s Trevon Simons with just 17 seconds left in the first half.

Gockerell’s interception early in the third quarter led to a short drive, capped off by a 1-yard Lars Wiker run for a score to make it 14-14.

North Mason blew the game open quickly. The Bulldogs got a call from the refs on a pass interference, setting up a 10-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs.

Then, the Bulldogs kicked a bit of a pooch kick on the kickoff and recovered the ball at the 19-yard line. It took North Mason just one play to score a second third-quarter touchdown. Suddenly, North Mason had a 28-14 lead.

Sequim got back in the game early in the fourth. On a fourth-and-long from the 29-yard line, Wiker found tight end Andrew Keeler wide open running a seam route. Keeler was tackled at the 1-yard line. A couple of plays later, Wyatt Sanford took an inside pitch from Wiker, technically a pass, and ran it to the left sideline to just get in for a TD.

Sequim was down just 28-21 at this point, but North Mason struck with a big play, a 53-yard pass completion to Dakota Filer, to score and make it a two-score game again.

After that, Sequim was never able to seriously threaten as North Mason (1-4 in league, 1-6 overall) got its first win.

Coming up

Sequim (2-3 in league, 2-5 overall) hosts league poerhouse North Kitsap. The Vikings (5-0, 6-1) blanked Bremerton 31-0 last week.

The Wolves finish the regular season at home against Bremerton.