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Seton Catholic holds off King’s, advances to 1A state quarterfinals

Cougars face undefeated Cashmere in state quarterfinals

The Columbian
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A season of firsts continues for Seton Catholic’s football team. 

Another first happened Saturday night in Shoreline — its 56-48 upset victory over King’s in the Class 1A football state playoffs sends the Cougars to next weekend’s state quarterfinals, where it’ll face No. 4-seed Cashmere.

The undefeated Bulldogs (11-0) topped Toppenish, 49-14, in its first-round game. 

Seton (10-1) held multiple 20-point leads against King’s, including 34-14, 41-21 and 48-28. The latter came on Ryker Ruleas’ 20-yard touchdown reception with 11 minutes, 53 seconds left in the fourth quarter that gave Seton its 48-28 lead. 

That’s when Kings made its comeback. Two quick-strike scores cut the Cougar lead to 48-42, taking just 4:20 off the clock. Yet a Jacob Williams touchdown run, plus a successful two-point conversion, pushed the lead to 56-42 with 5:39 left in the game.

SETON CATHOLIC 56, KING’S 48

Seton  7  27  7  15 — 56

King’s  7  7  14  20–48

First quarter

SC–Ryker Ruelas 56 from Kolten Gesser (Woods kick)

K–Braeden Caulk 1 run (Matthew Williams kick)

Second quarter

SC–Dalton Woods 37 field goal

SC–Teddy Wieczorek 16 from Gesser (Woods kick)

SC–Wieczorek 34 from Gesser (Woods kick)

SC–Jacob Williams 6 run (Woods kick)

K–Caden Kennelly 44 from Noah Clark (Williams kick)

SC–Woods 37 FG

Third quarter

K–Jack Fuller 37 from Kennelly (Williams kick)

SC–Joe Callerame 28 from Gesser (Woods kick)

K–Clark 3 run (Williams kick)

Fourth quarter

SC–Ruelas 11 from Gesser (Woods kick)

K–Caulk 29 run (Williams kick)

K–Garrett Hagen 4 run (Williams kick)

SC–Williams 8 run (Williams run)

K–Clark 3 run (pass failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Seton: Jacob Williams 26-148, Joe Callerame 8-108; King’s: Braeden Caulk 18-88; Noah Clark 17-80; Garrett Hagen 8-27.

PASSING — Seton: Kolten Gesser 13-17-284; King’s: Clark 22-28-335.

RECEIVING — Seton: Ryker Ruelas 5-106; Teddy Wieczorek 4-64; Callerame 2-56; Ryan Stuck 1-24; Williams 1-4. Kings: Caden Kennelly 9-61; Jack Fuller 8-99.

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