Quarterback Tristan Schoepf passed for 176 yards and two touchdowns, and added another 95 yards and the decisive score in the fourth quarter for the Cruisers. Lisa Pemberton lpemberton@theolympian.com
Quarterback Tristan Schoepf passed for 176 yards and two touchdowns, and added another 95 yards and the decisive score in the fourth quarter for the Cruisers. Lisa Pemberton lpemberton@theolympian.com

High School Sports

Prep roundup: Tristan Schoepf, Eatonville upend River Ridge, 33-24

Staff reports

October 07, 2017 12:53 AM

Gavin Kralik certainly likes being part of big high school football games again, especially ones with playoff implications.

And the one his Eatonville High School Cruisers were in Friday night certainly qualified as such.

In a game that easily could determine the No. 2 seed from the 2A SPSL Sound, the Cruisers held off defending champion River Ridge, 33-24, in Eatonville.

Quarterback Tristan Schoepf passed for 176 yards and two touchdowns, and added another 95 yards and the decisive score in the fourth quarter for the Cruisers.

Eatonville (4-2, 4-1 in 2A SPSL Sound) now has some breathing room over the Hawks and Orting for the second spot in the division behind Steilacoom.

“It was a huge win for us, being homecoming and knocking off a program like River Ridge,” said Kralik, the former Bethel coach who spent the past two seasons at South Kitsap, going 4-16 before resigning in March.

The Eatonville defense forced four turnovers, including an interception on the first play of the game by Zach Smith.

That set up Schoepf’s 45-yard scoring strikes to Ryan Bailey for a quick 7-0 Cruisers lead at the 10:31 mark.

But the Hawks worked themselves out of a 13-0 hole, eventually grabbing the lead on Kieran Hunkin’s interception of Schoepf, returning it 21 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 8:11 remaining before halftime.

River Ridge extended its lead to 22-19 on Maleko Mina’s 4-yard touchdown run with 2:10 to go before halftime.

But it gave Schoepf and company plenty of time to regain the lead.

The Cruisers went all the way down the field, and grabbed the lead back on Schoepf’s 11-yard scoring pass to Bailey with six seconds remaining.

“That gave us moment going into the second half,” Kralik said.

River Ridge had one final chance to get the lead back after the Hawks jumped on a bobbled snap on a punt for a turnover at the Eatonville 35-yard line with more than six minutes to go in the game.

The Hawks reached the Cruisers’ 12, but stalled after being held on downs.

Schoepf led the series that sealed it. Eatonville went 88 yards, capped by his 22-yard outside run to give the Cruisers a 33-22 lead with 3:48 to go.

“Their quarterback (Schoepf) is a dude, and their running backs and offensive linemen do a great job protecting him,” Hawks coach Steve Schultz said. “It was a really good high school football game. They are well-coached.”

4A SPSL

At Rogers 41, Curtis 37: The pass could have gone either way – but Braedan King made sure it was a Rams’ game saver at Sparks Stadium.

With the Rams trailing 37-34 with 2:20 to go, quarterback Brydon Harlan laid a high pass up to King, who went up for the football with a defensive back.

The ball was tipped, but King brought it down, and raced 83 yards for the game-winning score.

At Bellarmine Prep 26, South Kitsap 10: Darrion Summers rushed for a game-high 218 yards on 35 carries, and the Lions had a surprisingly tough time with the Wolves at Memorial Field.

“He has great vision and he is a grinder, presses the point of attack,” Bellarmine Prep coach Brian Jensen said. “We controlled the line of scrimmage, especially well in the rain, and our defense was lights out. It was a slugfest.”

Quarterback Marcus Stowers added a pair of short touchdown runs for Bellarmine Prep, which fell behind 3-0 early on Kyle Failing’s 50-yard field goal in the first quarter.

4A NPSL OLYMPIC

Auburn Mountainview 30, Auburn 17: BYU commit Talan Alfrey caught two long touchdown passes (38, 67), and added a touchdown run, and the Lions defeated the Trojans at Memorial Stadium in Auburn..

Alfrey scored the first touchdown of the game and would go on to score two more, getting seven catches for 147 yards for two touchdowns plus five rushes for 40 yards and one touchdown.

“Our kids just came out and played physical from the get go. We were able to take advantage of some things they doing lining up against Talan,” Auburn Mountainview coach Jared Gervais said. “The second play of the game we were able to get a 38 yard touchdown off a simple smokescreen.”

At Todd Beamer 31, Jefferson 7: Colin McKay rumbled for 142 yards on 11 carries, including two touchdowns, and the Titans racked up 356 rushing yards in a victory at Memorial Stadium in Federal Way.

McKay had scoring runs of 50 and 69 yards. Kuma Scanlan added 85 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns.

After the Raiders drew first blood, the Titans made adjustments and shut them out for the rest of the night.

“They marched right down the first drive and we had to do some adjusting,” Todd Beamer coach Darren McKay said. “It was just the long runs and the explosive plays for us.”

But McKay is hoping the Titans can clean some areas up before playing Auburn Mountainview next week.

“We didn’t play very well in the second half. We played a team that is primarily a running team and then we turn around and play Auburn Mountainview which is primarily a passing team,” McKay said. “Alfrey, their multipurpose player, we’re obviously gonna have to keep an eye on him.”

3A PCL

Lakes 47, at Spanaway Lake 28: It was a night tailback Khalil Lewis won’t soon forget.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior set the Lancers’ single-game record by rushing for 397 yards on 29 carries, scoring five touchdowns as Lakes held off the Sentinels at Art Crate Field in Spanaway.

He passed the former Lakes record of 360 yards held by Anthony Russo. The state record for yards in a game is 573 set by Vashon Island’s Bryce Hoisington in 2015.

Lewis had touchdown runs of 40 yards in the first quarter, 54 yards in the second quarter and 51 yards in the third quarter.

Jordan Etter also had a big night for the Sentinels, passing for 281 yards and rushing for another 112.

Bonney Lake 34, Wilson 14: The Rams outgained the Panthers by almost 150 yards of offense, but the Panthers cruised behind three forced turnovers.

Elijah Bonds had 13 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown for Wilson (0-6).

3A SSC

At Peninsula 49, North Thurston 0: Burke Griffin tossed three touchdown passes, and Alex Beloate returned a punt 43 yards for another score early in the second quarter as the Seahawks cruised to a victory at Roy Anderson Field in Purdy.

Central Kitsap 20, Capital 14: Despite getting shutout in the first half by the CK Cougars were able to pour on the offense in the third quarter.

The Central Kitsap offense was jumpstarted by a big pass from Angeles Davila that went 63 yards to Alex Refilong. Then after a three-and-out from Capital, Central Kitsap once again charged down the field, this time the drive capping in a Tristan Barr seven yard run.

“They had some really good plays in the second half, they busted that big play that took the air out of our sails,” said Capital coach Darren Tinnerstet. “They have a really good defense. They made some adjustments, and brought more pressure.”

Capital just couldn’t find footing as the run game came to a virtual stop in the second half, making them one-dimensional. Pair that with a banged up front line and Capital’s offense definitely struggled for the rest of the game.

2A SPSL SOUND

Highline 32, at Clover Park 29: The Pirates recovered a blocked punt for the game-winning touchdown with 2:20 remaining, then stopped the Warriors near the goal-line in the final seconds to win at Harry E. Lang Stadium.

Leading the Clover Park offense 75 yards, quarterback Derrick McWilliams threw an interception at the Warriors’ 5 with 45 seconds remaining.

Steilacoom 25, Orting 6: In their first game since coach Rich Lane submitted his resignation earlier this week, the Sentinels responded with a win over the Cardinals to stay atop the 2A SPSL Sound.

Colby Davies was acting as interim coach after Lane resigned, citing personal matters.

“I think the kids responded really well,” Davies said. “They were very excited to play. They handled adversity all week and it was fun watching them play this game —they played with a renewed passion.”

2A SPSL MOUNTAIN

At Washington 35, Foss 28: The Patriots took advantage of two fourth-quarter turnovers by the Falcons to overcome a big deficit, and win at Franklin Pierce District Stadium in Parkland.

Washington’s Kobe Andrews put the nail in the coffin when he returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown when Foss was driving and the Patriots were leading 28-27. Running back Josh Camacho had 14 carries for 117 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Martin Mendiola had 13 carries for 114 yards and a TD.

Foss led 21-7 in the first half when Demetrius Crosby caught a 22-yard TD pass from Aaron Swazer. Crosby also returned a kick 90 yards for a touchdown, which was followed by a Washington safety.

It regained the lead in the third quarter, 27-20, when Christian Barnes ran for a four-yard score. But Mendiola’s 59-yard TD run in the fourth quarter put the Patriots on top.

1A NISQUALLY

At Charles Wright Academy 12, Klahowya 7: Dane Jacobson connected with Alex Meadowcraft on a 60-yard touchdown pass for the game winner with 4:20 to go, and the Tarriers won in University Place.

The Tarriers’ go-ahead score came after Anthony Lundberg intercepted an Eagles’ pass inside their own 10-yard line.

Jacobson found Meadowcraft in the left flat, and he took it the distance for the final touchdown.

Boys Soccer

Life Christian 2, St. George’s 2: It was a close back and forth battle that ended in a draw as the Eagles got out ahead only to see the Dragons make a comeback.

“We had no subs, we were wiped out,” Life Christian coach Keith Beasinger said. “We played without our top points player, Eric Overgaard, as he had a concussion and we should of won.”

In the absence of Overgaard, Landon Beasinger picked up the slack scoring the first goal unassisted in the 31st minute followed by teammate Brandt Kelley who scored in the 60th minute.

“This was kind of a big game,” Beasinger said. “They won last year, they’re defending state champs and they didn’t lose any seniors. They’re very confident they’re a better team this year.”

The defending state champions made a comeback behind Mitchell Ward who scored in the 62nd minute to pull within one and then in the 78th minute with two minutes left in regulation. Then Ward assisted Cade Peplinski to steal the win from the Eagles as they look to get back on track with Overgaard back.

“We hope to have him Monday against the number one team in the state, Crosspoint, since we had another player get hurt today,” Beasinger said.

;Around the Sound

Football

Auburn Mountainview 30, Auburn 17

AUBURN MOUNTAINVIEW LIONS

14

7

3

6

30

AUBURN TROJANS

0

10

0

7

17

AM - Talan Alfrey 38 pass from Sui Daniels (Carlos Huizar kick)

AM - Damarea Dunnigan 4 pass from Daniels (Huizar kick)

A - Joseph Fagan 8 run (Marcus Martin kick)

AM - Alfrey 67 pass from Daniels (Huizar kick)

A - Martin 21 FG

AM - Huizar 42 FG

AM - Alfrey 4 run (Kick failed)

A - Calvin Liulamaga 10 run (Martin kick)

A Joseph Fagan 19 carries for 107 yards,TD

AM Talan Alfrey 7 catches for 147 yards, 2 TD; 5 rushes for 40 yards and 1 TD

Washington 35, @Foss 27

WASHINGTON PATRIOTS

7

0

13

15

35

FOSS FALCONS

21

0

6

0

27

F - Demetrius Crosby 90 kick return (kick failed)

W - Kobe Andrews 5 pass from Martin Mendiola (Peiyton Hilliard kick)

F - Crosby 9 pass

F - Safety

F - Crosby 22 pass from Aaron Swazer (2-point failed)

W - Joshua Camacho 3 run (Hilliard kick)

W - Camacho 40 run (2-point failed)

F - Christian Barnes 4 run (2-point failed)

W - Mendiola 59 run (2-point)

W Andrews 54 fumle return (Hilliard kick)

RUSHING — Washington: Josh Camacho 14-117, Martin Mendiola 13-114. Foss: Christian Barnes 8-26.

PASSING— Washington: Martin Mendiola 4-6-0-36. Foss: Aaron Swazer 14-25-1-141.

RECEIVING — Foss: Demetrius Crosby 4-46.

@Gig Harbor 30, Shelton 12

SHELTON HIGHCLIMBERS

6

6

0

0

12

GIG HARBOR TIDES

3

13

7

7

— 30

S - 4 run (kick failed)

GH - Logan Kinney 26 field goal

GH - Junior Moore 7 run (Kinney kick)

S - 13 run (2-point failed)

GH - Kellen Gregory 9 pass from Ryan Baerg (2-point failed)

GH - Ryan King 21 pass from Baerg (Kinney kick)

GH - Jesse Valona 11 pass from Baerg (Kinney kick)

@Rogers 41, Curtis 37

ROGERS RAMS

7

15

7

12

41

CURTIS VIKINGS

12

13

6

6

37

C - Taj Moffett 27 pass from Keegan Stancato (kick failed)

C - Sabian Bryant 4 run (kick failed)

R - Braden King 23 pass from Brydon Harlan (Austin Tugman kick)

C - Bryant 54 run (kick failed)

R - Taylor Murchison 4 run (Tugman kick)

C - Bryant 6 run (kick)

R - Matt Plunkett 63 fumble recovery (Josiah Drain from Michael Doer)

R - Hunter Braggs 27 pass from Harlan (Tugman kick)

C - Bryant 15 run (kick failed)

C - Marlon Jones (kick)

R - Alema Gago 42 run (kick failed)

C - Bryant 9 run (kick failed)

R - King 83 pass from Harlan (kick failed)

@Central Kitsap 20, Capital 14

CENTRAL KITSAP COUGARS

0

0

20

0

20

CAPITAL COUGARS

7

7

0

0

14

C - Eric Jackson 15 run (Carson Collard kick)

C - Nate Tyler 3 pass from Grant Erickson (Collard kick)

CK - Alex Refilong 63 pass from Angeles Davila (kick)

CK - Tristan Barr 7 run (kick blocked)

CK - Damien Saldana 4 run (kick)

Capital: Grant Erickson 17/40, 211 yds, TD, INT; Jack Collard 6 rec, 114 yds; Chris Penner 7 rec, 100 yds;

@Eatonville 33, River Ridge 24

RIVER RIDGE HAWKS

0

22

0

2

24

EATONVILLE CRUISERS

13

13

0

7

33

E-Ryan Bailey 45 pass from Tristan Schoepf (kick failed)

E-Schoepf 3 run (Wikander kick).

RR-Kelanu Trinidad 10 pass from Tomasi Manu (kick failed).

RR-Kieran Hunkin 21 interception return (kick good).

E-Caden Jumper 6 run (pass failed).

RR-Maleko Mina 4 run (Mina run).

E-Bailey 11 run from Schoepf (Wikander kick).

E-Schoepf 22 run (Wikander kick).

RR-Safety

@Todd Beamer 31, Thomas Jefferson 7

TODD BEAMER TITANS

14

17

0

0

31

THOMAS JEFFERSON RAIDERS

7

0

0

0

7

TJ - Sione Aho 26 run (Chase Fazio kick)

TB - Kuma Scanlan 40 run (Kick failed)

TB - Colin McKay 50 run (Demarcus Simpson pass from Brandon Niksich)

TB - Scanlan 3 run (Blake Stafford kick)

TB - McKay 69 run (Stafford kick)

TB - Stafford 32 FG

Todd Beamer: Colin Mckay 11 rushes for 142 yards, 2 TD; Kuma Scanlan 8 carries for 85 yards, 2 TD

@Bellarmine 26, South Kitsap 10

BELLARMINE PREP LIONS

7

12

7

0

26

SOUTH KITSAP WOLVES

3

0

7

0

10

SK - Kyle Failing 50 FG

BP - Darrion Summers 5 run (Nick Kokich kick)

BP - Safety, tackled RB in end zone

BP - Marcus Stowers 2 run (Kokich kick)

BP - Kokich 21 FG

SK - Deyondre Davis 63 pass from Garrison Glisson (Failing kick)

BP - Stowers 8 run (Kokich kick)

Bellarmine Prep: Derrion Summers 35 carries, 218 yards, TD; Christian Brown 7 rec, 84 yds

Lakes 47, @Spanaway Lake 28

LAKES LANCERS

7

20

13

17

47

SPANAWAY LAKE SENTINELS

7

7

0

14

28

L - Khalil Lewis 40 run (Liam Bladow kick)

SL - Jordan Etter 14 run (Jacob Castro kick)

L - Lewis 3 run (Bladow kick)

L - Lewis 54 run (Bladow kick)

L - Lewis 5 run (Kick failed)

SL - Etter 2 run (Castro kick)

L - Lewis 51 run (Bladow kick)

L - Bladow 25 FG

L - Bladow 27 FG

SL - Dawsen Kaaiwela 7 pass from Etter (Castro kick)

L - Na’hoku Agor 1 run (Bladow kick)

SL - Francisco Lugo 7 run (Castro kick)

Spanaway Lake: Jordan Etter 18-50, 281 yards, 14 carries, 112 yards

Lakes: Khalil Lewis 28 carries, 384 yards, 5 TD’s

Highline 32, @Clover Park 28

HIGHLINE PIRATES

12

I7

I6

I7

32

CLOVER PARK WARRIORS

14

14

0

0

28

CP - Tre McDaniel 52 run (Jamison Earle run)

H - Ty Shanklin 51 run (Run failed)

H - #4 11 pass from #3 (Run failed)

CP - McDaniel 64 run (Run failed)

CP - McDaniel 1 run (McDaniel run)

H - #2 53 run (#8 kick)

CP - McDaniel 52 pass from Derrick McWilliams (Run failed)

H - Jakob Vanderflute 8 run (Kick blocked)

H - Punt block return (#8 kick)

Clover Park: Tre McDaniel 13 carries for 183 yards, 3 TD; 2 receptions for 48 yards, 1 TD

Sumner 28, @Olympia 0

SUMNER SPARTANS

7

7

7

7

28

OLYMPIA BEARS

0

0

0

0

0

S - Tre Weed 18 pass from Luke Ross (Colton Sigafoos kick)

S - Ben Wilson 1 run (Sigafoos kick)

S - Thane Birrer 82 pass from Ross (Sigafoos kick)

S - Wilson 8 run (Sigafoos kick)

@Peninsula 49, North Thurston 0

PENINSULA SEAHAWKS

21

21

7

0

49

NORTH THURSTON RAMS

0

0

0

0

0

P - Braeden Potter 1 run (Kick failed)

P - Chase Wittmers 21 pass from Burke Griffin (Griffin run)

P - Michael Foreman 42 pass from Griffin (Ben Stanford kick)

P - Alex Beloate 43 punt return (Stanford kick)

P - Ozzy Marten 12 run (Stanford kick)

P - Jace Keim 50 pass from Griffin (Stanford kick)’

P - Foreman 5 rush (Stanford kick)

@Charles Wright 12, Klayhowa 7

CHARLES WRIGHT TARRIERS

7

0

0

0

7

KLAYHOWA EAGLES

0

6

0

6

12

K - Hunter Wallis 4 run (Nick Lewis kick)

CW - Lundberg 7 pass from Dane Jacobson (kick blocked)

CW - Alex Meadowcroft 60 pass from Jacobson (2-pt failed)

@Timberline 23, Yelm 14

TIMBERLINE BLAZERS

7

I7

I0

I0

14

YELM TORNADOS

7

I3

I6

I7

23

T – Hunter Campau 8 run (Toby Selvester kick)

Y – Carson Amendt 90 kickoff return (Cody Frye kick)

T – Selvester 28 field goal

Y – Kodee Gifford 33 pass from Kyle Robinson (Frye kick)

T – Campau 1 run (kick failed)

T – Michael Barnes 4 run (Selvester kick)

Boys Soccer

Life Christian 2, @St. George 2

(LC) Landon Beasinger 31’; Brandt Kelley (James Goodwin assist) 60’; (SG) Mitchell Ward 62’; Cade Peplinski (Ward assist) 78’

Boys Tennis

Decatur 3, @Enumclaw 2

Tae Hyung Kim (D) d. Sam Laurnen (E) 6-0, 7-5; Ryan Dickerson (E) d. Emil Kim (D) 6-0, 6-0; Ben Ray/Eldon Buchan (D) . Kyle Dunning/Easton Tandecki (E) 6-0, 6-0; Jacob Buchan/Elijah Baddam (D) d. Kenny Herbst/Tyler Miller (E) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2; Josh Rosenthal/Payton Willis (E) d. Jason Park/Ben Sorochuck (D) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

@Thomas Jefferson 3, Auburn Riverside 2

Solomon Kim (TJ) d. Isaiah Shin 6-4, 6-3; Tommy Nelson (AR) d. Kana Rosa 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Matthew Arnold/Elyas Poore (TJ) d. Colby Tong/Andy Tu 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (2); Matthew Butler/Ian Middelburg (AR) d. Martin Lim/Austin Kim 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3; Logan Grall/Jack Balster (TJ) d. Calvin Park/Reese Ramirez 6-1, 6-0

Girls Soccer

Cascade Christian 2, @ Vashon 1

(CC) Nicole Souply (Grace Jung assist) 17’; (V) Sydnee Adams 37’; Mindy McCreary (Souply assist) 39’

Enumclaw 2, @Auburn Riverside 1

(E) 5’ Monica Brown (McKeely Reid) 5’; Olivia Quinnett 37’; Talia Samuelson (AR) 79’

Boys Golf

@White River 58, Fife 56

Medalist: Cooper Franklin (WR) shot a 34, one under par at Enumclaw Golf Course

Volleyball

@Charles Wright 3, Seattle Christian

(CW) Natalya Braxton 5 aces; Kendall Saalfeld 4 aces, 5 digs, 21 assists; Abbie Jackson 13 kills, 6 assist; RubyJoy Pikes 9 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks; Nicole Kelly 8 kills

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