Quilcene romps to fourth win in a row

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Posted 3/19/21

The Rangers, running away.

That about describes the first quarter — and the game — in boys varsity football Saturday between Quilcene and Muckeshoot.

Quilcene jumped out to a 14-0 …

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Quilcene romps to fourth win in a row

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The Rangers, running away.

That about describes the first quarter — and the game — in boys varsity football Saturday between Quilcene and Muckeshoot.

Quilcene jumped out to a 14-0 and easily rolled to a 52-14 win for the Rangers’ fourth win in a row.

The Rangers scored on their first play from scrimmage on a Nate Kieffer pass to Kevin Alejo, who ran it for a 54-yard touchdown.

Isaiah Reimann split the posts for the extra point.

Kieffer connected with a toss to Austin Hough for a 27-yard touchdown before the end of the quarter, and an extra point by Reimann gave the Rangers their early 14-0 advantage.

The Rangers poured it on in the second.

The first touchdown of the second stanza came courtesy of Alejo, who scampered in from 27 yards for six.

Hough followed with a pick six that went 48 yards; Isaiah  Reimann tacked on the extra point kick.

Bishop Budnek busted loose on a 38-yard run later in the second quarter to put Quilcene on top, 33-0.

Reimann broke loose for a seven-yard touchdown run that put the score at 39-0.

Muckleshoot finally answered with a 60-yard touchdown pass before the break and it was 39-6.

Donovin Opulencia-Rogers scored the only touchdown in the third quarter, a 7-yard touchdown run that gave the Rangers a 45-6 edge.

In the fourth, Opulencia-Rogers rambled for 51 yards for his second touchdown of the game.

With a Reimann extra-point kick that followed, the Rangers closed out their scoring at 52 points.

Muckleshoot managed an eight-yard touchdown run, followed by a 2-point conversion pass, that iced the scoring at 52-14.

The Ranger ground game saw Bishop Budnek carry twice for 32 yards.

Opulencia-Rogers rushed seven times for 77 yards, while Shannon Kutler had two carries for 10 yards and Reimann had three carries for 15 yards for Quilcene.

The Rangers finished the contest with 15 rushes for 162 yards and five touchdowns.

In all, Quilcene ran 23 plays for 243 yards and seven touchdowns.

Kieffer went up top for 81 yards on 2-of-5 passing with two touchdowns.

On the defensive end, Zach Budnek amassed eight tackles, a sack, and a tackle for a loss (two yards).

Hough had three tackles, and Alejo contributed eight tackles and an interception.

Cash Thacker added six tackles, plus a sack for a loss of six yards.

Deakon Budnek finished with five tackles, two tackles for a loss (eight yards), a sack, and a blocked pass.

Walter Beck contribued three tackles and a fumble recovery, while Dominic Smith had three tackles and two sacks for a loss (25 yards).

Jacob Corey also got a piece of the action with three tackles.

The last game of the season for the Rangers is the SeaTac League Championship, where Quilcene will have a rematch against Evergreen Lutheran at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at South Kitsap High School.

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