Oly comeback falls short versus Shelton

Shelton scored 30 unanswered points and then weathered a too-little, too-late comeback by Olympic in the fourth quarter to take its third straight Narrows League Bridge Division football victory, 30-14 at home on Friday night, Sept. 28.

Three different players scored touchdowns as the Highclimbers (3-0 in division play, 3-1 overall) pushed out to a 21-0 halftime lead. Chris Frazier then fell on an Olympic fumble in the end zone to more or less seal the fate of the visiting Trojans (1-2, 2-2).

Clyde Switzer’s two TD runs in the fourth quarter made things respectable on the scoreboard.

Shelton’s victory, coupled with South Kitsap’s 21-13 loss at Central Kitap left it alone atop the Bridge Division standings going into this weekend’s round of games. The Highclimbers visit Silverdale Stadium Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. to take on the Cougars (1-2, 2-2).

Port Townsend 63, Klahowya 19: The Eagles took the lead on Rory Lee’s 4-yard TD run in the second quarter, but then faded to their fourth straight defeat against 3-1 Townsend.

Klahowya trailed after one quarter only becuase of a missed point-after attempt. When Lee scored his second touchdown of the game (he also caught a 9-yard pass from Jared Ottmar) the Eagles led 19-14.

It was all Port Townsend from that point on. Shawn Smith threw a couple of touchdown passes, PT broke a couple of long scoring runs and added another tally on a fumble return, and the rout was on.

Charlie Merry scored Klahowya’s first touchdown on a 52-yard run after picking up a Townsend fumble. Lee finished with 113 yards on 25 carries.

The Eagles are at Steilacoom (3-1) Friday night. The Sentinels are coming off an upset victory over Eatonville.

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