Senior quarterback Riley Cowan now owns the school’s career passing yardage mark after throwing for 267 yards and four touchdowns in the Wolves’ season-opening, 44-21 win over the Patriots.
Cowan sits just 2 yards shy of 5,000 passing yards for his career after passing Drew Rickerson (4,857) for first all-time in the school record books.
At 49 career passing touchdowns, he’s three shy of Rickerson’s mark in that category as well.
“He deserved it, he puts a lot of time into it,” Sequim coach Erik Wiker said of Cowan.
“Both records are courtesy of his teammates. He’ll be the first to say they do the blocking and they run the routes. It’s a team milestone, too.
“But (quarterbacks) have to put in so much work to be successful, it’s good for him to get that recognition.”
Cowan connected on scoring strikes of 65, 22 and 20 yards to Kyler Rollness, who finished with four catches for 122 yards, and sophomore Michael Young added five receptions for 120 yards, including a 35-yard TD.
“Both of those guys made great catches and made people miss afterwards,” Wiker said.
Sequim also got tough running from sophomore Taig Wiker who carried 13 times for 50 yards, including touchdown runs of 2 and 15 yards, and Cowan who ran six times for 49 yards.
“We put a lot of work into the offense and it was clicking better in this first game than it was in game 3 or 4 last season,” Wiker said.
He added that Lane Mote was “outstanding at middle linebacker” and Ben Cowan and Amaran Sauiluma “played great at defensive end.”
Sequim (1-0) hosts Forks (1-0) in the Wolves’ home-opener on Friday, Sept. 7; the Spartans are coming off a 28-8 rout of Port Angeles.