The second ranked O’Dea football team was too much for Shelton Friday as the Fighting Irish ran over the Highclimbers 42 to 0 on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.
As a team, O’Dea used 14 different ball carriers to rush for 273 yards while Shelton’s offense struggled to find its rhythm.
The Fighting Irish improved to 2-and-0 on the season, scoring five of their six touchdowns on the ground. The other TD was a blocked punt recovered in the end zone.
The Highclimbers drop to 0-and-2. Shelton begins South Sound Conference play next Friday at home against Yelm. The game between the ‘Climbers and the Tornados will be on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.
North Mason Knocks Off Klahowya
The North Mason football team improved to 2-and-0 on the season holding off Klahowya 28 to 20. The Bulldogs scored first, turning an interception into points with Dylan Tupolo capping the 70-yard drive on a two-yard TD run.
The Eagles responded with s 65-yard drive but missed the point after and the half ended with North Mason up 7 to 6.
The Bulldogs scored their second touchdown on the opening drive of the third quarter with Anthony Schooler running it into the end zone from four yards out. North Mason missed the extra point but was up 13 to 6.
Late in the third, Klahowya turned a recovered fumble into their second TD to pull within two.
The Bulldogs extended their lead again midway through the fourth quarter after the boys from Belfair took advantage of good field possision, going 43 yards with Reece Smelcer finding the end zone from four yards out. North Mason up 20 to 12.
The Bulldogs defense then stopped the Eagles short of the end zone and took over on their own 11. A play later, Tyler Thomas ran 89 yards to pay dirt. Thomas also added the two-point conversion and North Mason had its biggest lead of the night 28 to 12.
Klahowya added another TD to pull to 20 to 28. The Eagles recovered the onside kick, drove inside the Bulldogs 20 but North Mason’s defense came up with their third sack of the game and time ran out.
The Bulldogs open Olympic League play on the road next Friday traveling to Kingston.