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Morton-White Pass Stamps Third 2B Finals Ticket in a Row
By Colin Caruso
The second of three games in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, November 30th saw a 2B semifinal clash between the Raymond Gulls and the Morton-White Pass Timberwolves. The Timberwolves came into this contest undefeated, and Raymond came in with one loss early in the season to Charles Wright Academy.
Both these teams are accustomed to scoring lots of points, but the first quarter saw a scoreless draw with two punts from both squads. The scoring had to come at some point, and Gianni Bertucci finally broke free for Morton-White Pass with a 22 yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter. Raymond responded with a drive that took them all the way down to the Timberwolves two yard line, but Rayce Newman’s pass was intercepted by Tommy Seaman with just 5 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Morton-White Pass held their 7-0 lead going into halftime.
Raymond received the second half kick and quickly ended their personal scoring drought, capitalizing on a four yard touchdown run by Darol Ratsavongsy to tie the game at seven. The Timberwolves responded on their next drive. On a fourth down and two yards to go, Morton-White Pass ran an end-around and converted a 46 yard touchdown run from Ben Powell to reclaim the lead.
Morton-White Pass held firm to their touchdown lead through the majority of the fourth quarter, and extended their lead with two more scores late in the frame to take a commanding 27-7 lead. Raymond added a Rayce Newman touchdown pass with 14 seconds left to Marvin So to make the score more respectable, 27-14. Morton-White Pass will play next week in the Tacoma Dome for their third straight shot at a 2B championship.
Alex Sida – 15 carries for 130 yards
Brian Reynolds – 14 carries for 66 yards, TD
Kalen Dunlap – 2 catches for 62 yards, TD