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Posted on Sep 28, 2018

Quincy football team defeats Wapato, 43-17

With a steely determination forged in the fire of two consecutive defeats against Grandview and at Othello, the Quincy Jacks football team ran over the Wapato Wolves 43-17.

(This is a game-night story. Read the fuller story in the Oct. 4 newspaper by clicking here.)

Pablo Mariscal takes the ball to the Wapato end zone for a touchdown. The score would then get called back on a penalty, but that did not stop the Jacks, who scored five more times after that, en route to a 43-17 thumping of the Wapato Wolves. Photo by Sebastian Moraga.

The Jacks, powered by a multifaceted offense and a smart defense, took a 37-0 lead over the Wolves into the fourth quarter. Israel Cavazos, Isaiah Ayala (twice), Pablo Mariscal, Connor Donovan, and Roberto Corona were among the players who found the end zone for the Jacks.

The Jacks’ defense shone brightest at the end of the first half. Wapato drove to the Quincy 3-yard line, but was hit by an intentional-grounding penalty. On third-and-13, the Wolves’ QB Michael Martinez completed a pass to Tyron Garcia at the Quincy 1-yard line.

On fourth-and-goal, Martinez’ pass to the end zone fell incomplete with 2.8 seconds left.

After the break, Mariscal got Quincy on the board right away, with a 40-yard run to the end zone with 11:40 left in the third quarter.

After Wapato missed a field goal on their next drive, the Jacks kept pushing. On first-and-15 from the 40, Ruben Vargas took it to the 22-yard line and two plays later, Cavazos found the end zone after a 19-yard keeper to give the Jacks a 37-point lead with five minutes to go in the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Jacks responded to the Wolves first touchdown by scooping a Wapato onside kick and having Corona run the ball 55 yards, leaving the score 43-10 in favor of the home squad with three minutes to go. A late Wapato TD 90 seconds later closed the book on a game that had been decided much earlier.

Next up is the Jacks’ Homecoming Game against Ephrata, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

Sebastian Moraga, sports@4n5.ecc.myftpupload.com

This is a game-night story. Read the fuller story in the Oct. 4 newspaper by clicking here.