By David Pan
Sports editor 

Offensive woes sink Wolfpack | Football


Last updated 10/4/2019 at 12:11pm

After showing signs of life against Glacier Peak, the Jackson offense fell flat against Cascade.

The Bruins scored four touchdowns in the second quarter and shut down the Timberwolves in a 40-0 rout in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Sept. 27, at Everett Memorial Stadium.

The Wolfpack (0-2 in the league, 0-4 overall) ended up with -5 yards on the ground after rushing for 108 yards in a 49-10 loss to Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 20.

“We didn’t move the ball as well against Cascade as we did against Glacier Peak,” Jackson coach Mason Siddick said.

The Timberwolves struggled up front and only suited up six linemen against Cascade (1-1, 2-2).

“We went into this game pretty thin on the depth chart,” Siddick said. “We had a lot of guys playing both ways. We weren’t getting any push up front. That comes with time and experience.”

Quarterback Nathan Clark completed 17 of 26 passes for 151 yards. Brendan Sandico caught five passes for 49 yards.

The Jackson defense allowed 387 yards on the ground. Cascade quarterback Francisco Beltran also threw a pair of 32-yard passes for touchdowns.

“We still haven’t been able to eliminate the big plays defensively,” Siddick said. “Missed tackles are one of our biggest problems.”

Jackson had what Siddick said was its second best game offensively against the Grizzlies with Clark completing 13 of 20 passes for 162 yards and one touchdown. Clark found Roman Vicente on a 60-yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter.

Sandico rushed for 91 yards on 21 carries and Exavier Bonifacio caught five passes for 25 yards.

Jackson hosts Mariner at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, at Everett Memorial Stadium. The Marauders (1-1, 1-3) are coming off a 49-7 loss to Monroe.

“The key for us is for guys to finish their plays,” Siddick said. “I want guys to play hard for 48 minutes.”


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