The Shelton football team lost a heartbeaker to Wilson Friday night at Stadium Bowl in Tacoma 24 to 23.
The difference was a missed extra point. The Highclimbers had a chance to win with 9 seconds left but Cody Bragg’s 30-yard field goal hit the right upright of the goal post.
The Rams scored first when Alek Greenleaf kicked a 37-yard field goal.
Shelton’s Colton Paller took the ensuing kickoff 99 yards to give the ‘Climbers their first lead of the night.
Wilson then took back the lead on a 5-yard TD run by Elijah Jones.
Shelton scored on its next two possessions, capped by a 7-yard Willy Ruiz run and a 37-yard Bragg field goal. Highclimbers were up 17-10.
The Rams then tied the game on a 34-yard scamper by freshman Ezra Adams and took the lead on another Jones TD run, heading to the locker room at the half up 24-17.
The second half was a battle for field possession and it wasn’t until late in the 4th quarter when Shelton got back in the end zone on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Tyler Giraldes but the point after went wide right and the ‘Climbers found themselves down one point 24-23.
Shelton was able to recover the ensuing onside kick and get into field goal range (aided by a couple defensive penalties – one of which negated a Wilson interception) but Bragg hit the upright and the Rams came away with their second win of the season. The win was also Wilson’s second in the Narrows League putting them in third place in the standings.
The Highclimbers drop to 2-and-3 on the season, 1-and-2 in the 3A Narrows League. Shelton returns home next Friday to face Central Kitsap at 7 PM.
The Cougars are 3-and-2 on the season but 3-and-0 in the Narrows League after slipping by North Thurston Thursday 23 to 22. CK is tied with Lincoln for the top spot in League play.
The game between Shelton and Central Kitsap will be on MasonWebTV.com and Hood Canal Communications’ HCC.net.
The North Mason football team lost to Olympic League leading North Kitsap Friday 49 to 14. The Bulldogs drop to 1-and-4 on the season, 1-and-2 in League play. The boys from Belfair return home next Friday to take on Sequim at Phil Pugh Stadium.
The Mary M. Knight football team host Oakville today, Saturday October 3rd. The Owls are 1-and-3 on the season while the Acorns are 0-and-3. Kick off in Matlock is 1 PM.