Football: Shelton Handles Mt. Tahoma; NM Blanked by Bremerton

The Shelton football team had a special night Friday, celebrating Homecoming, honoring the 1985 State Championship team and easily handled Mount Tahoma 24 to 6.

The Highclimbers were led by Colton Paller who rushed for 103 yards, scored a touchdown (on a 13-yard run), and threw a 35-yard TD pass to Kyle Kimball. Shelton quarterback Tyler Giraldes plunged into the end zone from a yard out for the ‘Climber’s third touchdown. And Cody Bragg added a 22-yard field goal (and was 3-for-3 on point after attempts).

With the win, Shelton improves to 5-and-3 on the season, 4-and-2 in the 3A Narrows League now tied for second with Wilson (the Rams lost to Lincoln 26-10) and Central Kitsap (the Cougars beat Foss 55-27) in the standings. Next week’s games will determine playoff seeding. The Highclimbers host Capital next Friday on and Kickoff is 7 PM. Meanwhile, Central Kitsap and Wilson will battle at Lincoln Bowl.

The North Mason football team saw any post season possibilities vanish Friday when Bremerton blanked the Bulldogs 44 to 0.  The boys from Belfair dropped to 1-and-7 on the season, 1-and-5 in the Olympic League. They host Klahowya next Friday at Phil Pugh Stadium and travel to Orting to wrap up the season on November 6th.

The Mary M. Knight football team hosts Twin Valley today (Saturday, October 24th). The Owls have a 1-and-6 record while the Wolfpack are winless on the season. Kickoff in Matlock is 1 PM.

Two Shelton youth football teams are playing in the semi-finals today (Saturday, October 24th):

The Climbers Red in the Major Junior Varsity (MJV) division play the T-Birds Green at 11:30 AM. Both teams are undefeated at 6-and-0.

The Climbers in the Senior Junior Varsity (SJV) division play the Sentinels at 5:30 PM.  The Climbers are 4-and-2 while the Sentinels are 5-and-1 with their only loss coming in week one to the Climbers by a score of 32 to 26.

Both games are being played at Shelton High School along with five other Climbers teams in the five divisions.