Northwest NEWS

Semptember 24, 2000

Sports

Red Wolves succumb to Wolverines

by Doug Sage
   Contributing writer
   The Cedarcrest Red Wolves took one on the chin last Friday as the Bellevue Wolverines cruised past the Red Wolves 57-7.
   Bellevue (3-0) looked every bit the number three team in the state as they had no trouble with the Cedarcrest (1-2) offense, defense or special teams.
   Bellevue put their rushing game on display early and often, amassing 501 yards rushing and 556 yards of total offense on the night while scoring on their first four possessions.
   Cedarcrest was unable to move the ball on the ground and ended the evening with minus 25 rushing.
   The lone bright spot came early in the third quarter when on the third play from scrimmage, Sean McDonald hit Cody Pettersen with a 42-yard strike for six points as the Red Wolves closed the gap to 37-7.
   Several players got to see their first sustained action and in the process gained valuable experience that will help the program in the future.
   Lefty QB Russell McGinnis showed a good touch on the football as he was able to find open receivers Jesse Pettersen and Zack Taylor.
   Vong Ly and Kyle Eldred showed toughness and positive form on defense.
   Dan Merrick ran the ball tough, even though the overall offense didn't show much in the way of yards or points.
   Best news about this game? It's over.
   Now on to the next challenge for the Red Wolves the Liberty Patriots at Liberty on Friday, Sept 28. Go Red Wolves!!!