Charles Wright outscored Vashon Island, 76-52, on Friday.
Yes, the game was played with a football, not a basketball.
The Tarriers set a school record with those 76 points Friday (the most the boys Class 1A state tournament-reaching basketball team scored last season was 72).
Quarterback Henry Cheney threw 12 passes — eight of them for touchdowns.
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“I think I was only on the field for, like, 12 minutes,” Cheney said. “It was pretty nice.”
He was one TD pass away from tying the 11-man state single-game record of nine set by DeSales quarterback Brian Lindgren (1998) and Lincoln quarterback Jordan Kitna (2014). Three players — Lummi’s Andrew Jefferson (2005), Tri-Cities Prep’s Will Hoppes (2009) and Lacrosse-Washtucna’s Jake Aune (2011) — all had 10 touchdowns in 8-man games. Cheney finished with 522 total yards of offense, 486 through the air.
That’s a blistering 40.5 yards per pass.
“We knew that Vashon was a Cover 0 team and we know we have good athletes, so we ran a lot of isolation fade balls and we have really fast receivers,” Cheney said. “I just kind of threw it up there and they did the rest.”
Max Stackpole had four receptions for 210 yards. All four catches went for touchdowns.
“The guys carrying the down markers really earned their money,” Charles Wright offensive coordinator David Parker said.
And it was Charles Wright’s first win of the season.
Vashon’s Bryce Hoisington — the South Sound’s top rusher — didn’t have a bad night, either. He ran for 380 yards on 33 carries with five touchdowns. He’s on pace to finish the season with 2,660 rushing yards.
BIG INJURIES FOR OLYMPIA AND BETHEL
Two playoff-hopeful teams could be without their best offensive weapons.
Olympia coach Bill Beattie said running back Scott Gunther might have separated the acromioclavicular (AC) joint in his shoulder and could be out for the remainder of the season, but he won’t know more until Tuesday.
He said the best-case scenario is that Gunther only misses 3-5 weeks for the eighth-ranked Bears (6-0).
Bethel coach Mark Iddins said Bryce Missey only played the first half of Friday’s win over Puyallup because the senior quarterback might have separated his throwing shoulder.
“Haven’t got a full diagnosis yet, but it doesn’t look good,” Iddins said.
The Braves played the rest of the game with third-string freshman Nate Hughes. Iddins said they hope to have second-string quarterback Trystin Geese return this week.
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SOUTH SOUND LEADERS
Based on available stats through Week 6:
Marques Hampton Jr.