Football: QB backup helps Wolves to win

Olympic League standings

Team Lg. Over.

Olympic 2-0 3-1

North Kitsap 2-0 3-1

Kingston 1-1 2-1

Sequim 1-1 3-1

Bremerton 0-1 2-2

Port Angeles 0-1 0-4

North Mason 0-2 2-2

The Wolves regrouped after last week’s close loss to North Kitsap, going up 21-8 at halftime on two touchdown passes by sophomore Kobe Applegate and holding on for 27-16 win at North Mason on Sept. 27.

Applegate put up big numbers in his first extended varsity action going 18-of-23 for 255 yards and the two TD passes with no interceptions.

Taig Wiker, Sequim’s starting quarterback, left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury.

Head coach Erik Wiker said Taig is day-to-day with the injury and said he doesn’t know if he will be able to play next week.

Wiker said the Wolves (1-1 in league play, 30-1 overall) did a good job bouncing back from their tough, emotional loss against North Kitsap the week before.

“We had great practises this week — the past is the past,” he said.

Wiker said Applegate did a great job coming off the bench.

“He did really well; he ran the offense, he ran the RPO (run-pass option) packages, he went through the reads really well. He showed a lot of composure,” Wiker said.

Truman Nestor had nine catches for 84 yards.

Michael Young scored on a 34-yard run and a 17-yard pass reception for the Wolves and Garrett Hoesel added a 29-yard pass reception for Sequim.

Walker Ward carried 22 times for 79 yards and a score for Sequim.

Wiker also said Lane Mote had a good game with three sacks and several tackles behind the line and that Isaiah Cowan had a blocked punt. He also said the Wolves’ offensive line did a good job protecting Applegate.

Looking ahead

After playing three of their first four games on the road, Sequim finishes the season with four home games in five weeks.

The Wolves host Kingston for Homecoming on Oct. 4. The Buccaneers (1-1, 2-1) are coming off a 46-6 loss at the hands of Olympic.

Sequim hosts Olympic’s Trojans on Oct. 11.

Sequim is at rival Port Angeles on Oct. 18 and host non-league foe Hoquiam an Oct. 25 before finishing the regular season at home on Nov. 1 against Bremerton.