The Cascade Christian Cougars beat the Nooksack Valley Pioneers 42-8 on Friday, Sept. 18, at Sid Lambert Field.
The Cougars scored their lone touchdown in the first half on a 42-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter by Madden Tobeck.
Going into the second quarter the Cougars quickly pounced to extend their lead to 14 points after intercepting Pioneers quarterback Casey Bauman and returning it 26 yards.
The Cougars scored three quick touchdowns in the last three minutes to extend their lead to 35-0 at the end of the half.
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The first score was a 12-yard scamper by Evan Patrick. Up 21-0 the Cougars didn’t back down and blocked the Pioneers punt on the Cougars 1-yard line. Tobeck then punched it in one yard to give the Cougars a 28-0 lead with a minute left in the half.
With 19 seconds left in the half Nooksack Valley running back Joe McNeely fumbled the ball and the Cougars recovered inside their 20-yard line.
Cougars quarterback, Josh Seaton then threw a jump ball to Peyton Berry in the end zone on second down. Berry jumped and snagged the ball to score another touchdown and give the Cougars a commanding 35-0 lead going into halftime.
After the half both teams went scoreless until two minutes left in the third quarter when Seaton threw a 52-yard pass to receiver Austin Carder for a touchdown.
The Pioneers held the Cougars scoreless for the rest of the half and also scored in the fourth quarter when running back Joe McNeely caught a screen pass from Bauman for 20 yards. Tre Silva caught a two-point conversion to give the Pioneers eight points.
Even though the Pioneers lost 42-8, head coach Robb Myhre was pleased with his team.
“Other than the four turnovers, our defense held them to just two long scoring drives,” Myhre said. “Our spirit was good and our effort was a lot better than the first week.”
CC- Madden Tobeck 42 run (Evan Patrick kick)
CC- Peyton Berry 26 interception return (Patrick kick)
CC- Evan Patrick 12 run (Patrick kick)
CC- Tobeck 1 run (Patrick kick)
CC- Berry 14 pass from Josh Seaton (Patrick kick)
CC- Austin Carder 52 pass from Seaton (Patrick kick)
NV- Joe McNeely 20 pass from Casey Bauman
RUSHING — Cascade Christian: Madden Tobeck 12-92, Evan Patrick 8-44, Peyton Berry 6-19, Zach Bartolome 3-14, Jake Nielsen 1-9, Parker Setterfield 1-(-1), Dylan Tresch 1-(-4). Nooksack Valley: Joe McNeely 10-39, Casey Bauman 10-56, Austin O’Bryan 2-16, Tre Silva 1-6, Michael Jackson 1-(-1)
PASSING — Passing- Cascade Christian: Josh Seaton 5-11-1-80. Nooksack Valley: Casey Bauman 16-28-2-104
RECEIVING — Cascade Christian: Peyton Berry 2-15, Tanner Carle 1-9, Quin Kohler 1-4, Austin Carder 1-52. Nooksack Valley: Michael Jackson 4-33, Kyle Veldman 4-34, Joe McNeely 4-21, Michael O’Bryan 3-11, Tre Silva 1-5.