The Shelton football team couldn’t match Gig Harbor’s quick scoring offense Friday as the Highclimbers fell to the Tides 38 to 21 at Roy Anderson Field.
GH racked up over 500 yards of offense behind sophomore quarterback Ben Hollenbeck who carried 18 times for 194 yards including runs of 69, 46 and 43. Hollenbeck also completed 8 of 14 passes for 198 yards.
Shelton had better success their running game against the Tides but was playing from behind and had to rely on the are of Tyler Giraldes. The ‘Climbers had 65 yards rushing lead by Willy Ruiz who carried 17 times for 43 yards. Giraldes completed 20 of 41 passes for 176 yards, two touchdowns (both to Kyle Kimball – who also had an interception), ran for a TD, and threw two interceptions.
Shelton’s scoring drives:
65 yards on 6 plays capped by a 13-yard TD pass from Giraldes to Kimball
94 yards on 14 plays with a 10-yard TD pass from Giraldes to Kimball
71 yards on 12 plays ending with a 2-yard Giraldes TD run.
Shelton is now 2-and-4 on the season, 1-and-3 in the South Sound Conference. They return home next Friday to face 1-and-5 North Thurston. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC will provide a live video stream of the Highclimbers’ Home Coming game.
The North Mason football team lost at Sequim Friday 47 to 12. The Bulldogs turned the ball over four times as the Wolves racked up over 350 yards of offense. Devon Blondell scored the boys from Belfair’s first touchdown on a 16-yard run in the 2nd quarter while Austin Knight reached the end zone by catching a 15-yard pass from Anthony Schooler in the fourth.
Schooler completed 10 of 24 passes for 77 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
Knight caught 5 passes for 62 yards and a TD.
Leading rusher for NM was Garrett Borah who carried the ball 5 times for 32 yards while Blondell carried 4 times for 19 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Thomas had 10 carries for 23 yards. And Dylan Tupelo ran 7 times for 22 yards.
The Bulldogs are now 1-and-5 on the season, 1-and-3 in the Olympic League. North Mason returns to Belfair next Friday for a non-league game against Forks.
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The Mary M. Knight came up short at Oakville Friday as the Owls fell to the Acorns 37 to 32. The boys from Matlock are now 1-and-5 on the season. They host the Washington School For the Deaf Thursday afternoon.