Jacks crush Wapato
The Jacks are not a high flying, high scoring team by nature. Yet they did their best impersonation of one last Friday night against Wapato.
The Jacks (3-5, 4-5) scored a 44-8 win.
They had three passing touchdowns and three rushing touchdowns and had a host of players involved across the board. Coach Wallace enjoyed watching his junior varsity get quality playing time under the lights on a Friday night.
“A lot of guys got a taste of varsity,” coach Stephen Wallace said. “That will only help us.”
He went on to say the top teams – Ellensburg and Prosser – give their JV players quality playing time every week. Both teams are state contenders every year.
The defense had the most players get involved. While senior outside linebacker Jorge Ruiz picked up the most tackles at 11, Quincy sent almost every player onto the field – from starting inside linebacker Alberto Tafoya (7 tackles) to junior varsity defensive back Exzavior Reyes (2 tackles).
“We had almost 30 guys get a tackle,” Wallace said.
After the defense forced a Wapato (0-9) punt, the rout was on courtesy of junior running back Travis Harris (8 carries, 67 yards; 3 catches, 90 yards) who had three touchdowns. The first was a 23-yard pass from Kaeden Murphy; the second was a 21-yard run and the third was 2-yard run to give the Jacks a 20-0 lead at the beginning of the second quarter.
Next up to score for Quincy was Juan Aguilar (7 carries, 34 yards). The junior scored on a 14-yard run to give Quincy a 27-0 lead. The final points of the first half came off a 24-yard field goal by Diego Hernandez. He also kicks five PATs.
In the second half, Gunnar Petersen caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Murphy (3-4-91-2TD passing; 3 carries, 23 yards) and the final score was an 18-yard pass from senior quarterback Nick Hendrickson (3-10-1-82, TD) to junior Zac Hunt (2 catches, 38 yards; 8 carries, 31 yards).
The Jacks travel to Ellensburg on Thursday to take on the undefeated Bulldogs. Ellensburg sits atop the CWAC at 8-0 in league and 9-0 overall.
Quincy has a chance at the postseason if they pull the upset. Game time is at 7 p.m. at Andreotti Field in Ellensburg.
Quincy 42, Wapato 27
The Quincy junior varsity won their final game of the season against Wapato. Coach Zach Turner said his defense recorded 10 sacks, while junior Cesar Cuevas had a strip sack and a fumble recovery.
On offense, Pablo Mariscal had two touchdowns, Caleb Williamson scored twice and quarterback Tony Martinez threw a touchdown pass to Gates Petersen.
Quincy was 4-4 in league and 4-5 overall.