Saturday’s battle between Class 1A football juggernauts went to the Cascade Christian Cougars, 56-21.
Cascade Christian (7-0 overall, 5-0 Nisqually League) defeated Cedar Park Christian (5-2, 2-1) at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
The Cougars scored seven rushing touchdowns, with quarterback Jaelin Goldsmith and running backs Riley Ramos and Jackie Wood rushing for two apiece. Fullback Hunter Austin ran for a touchdown in the second quarter.
Goldsmith threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to tight end Mason Tobeck in the second quarter for the Cougars’ only score through the air.
Goldsmith said the Cascade Christian coaching staff devised a plan that emphasized attacking Cedar Park Christian’s interior.
“We worked on the running game all week. We saw holes in the defense that we thought we could exploit,” Goldsmith said. “When it came to game time we just executed. I’m really proud of my guys tonight.”
Cougars coach Randy Davis said he was proud of his team.
“We told these guys that we got to come out and smack them. We had to play physical and we did,” Davis said.
Cascade Christian’s next assignment is a road game Friday at Eatonville, which cruised to a 29-6 victory over the Cougars on their Sumner home field last season.
“We are going to celebrate this victory, but it’s (a) hard-hat workday on Monday. (We’ve) got to watch film, break it down and get ready to get that ‘W’ on Friday,” Goldsmith said.
Davis said his team hasn’t forgotten last year’s loss to Eatonville.
“You bet these guys remember that,” he said. “We’ll just have to play our best. They are a very good team.”