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Seton Catholic rallies back to take down Cashmere 42-35 in 1A state football quarterfinals

Seton advances to face No. 1 Royal next week

By Greg Jayne, Columbian Opinion Page Editor
Published: November 18, 2023, 6:44pm

WENATCHEE — Seton Catholic scored three touchdowns in a 5-minute span in the fourth quarter, rallying for a 42-35 win over Cashmere in the Class 1A quarterfinals on Saturday at the Apple Bowl.

Seton, which entered the playoffs as the No. 12 seed, will play top-ranked Royal next week in the semifinals.

After trailing 35-21, with 7:19 to go, Seton got a 30-yard TD pass from Kolten Gesser to Teddy Wieczorek.

On the ensuing kickoff, Wieczorek recovered a pooch kick, setting up the Cougars with a short field.

Ryker Ruelas then caught a 31-yard scoring pass from Joe Callerame to tie the game.

Moments later, Seton started a 94-yard drive that ended with a go-ahead 9-yard run from Callerame.

Ruelas had a game-clinching interception with 1:09 to play after Cashmere drove into Seton territory.


Seton 14  7  0  21—42

Cashmere  7  7  14  7—35

First quarter

C–Tyler Peterson 17 run (Landon Baker kick)

SC—Ryker Ruelas 84 KO return (Dalton Woods kick)

SC—Joe Callerame 25 from Kolten Gesser (Woods kick)

Second quarter

C—Logan Spies 18 from Rylan Hatmaker (Baker kick)

SC—Ruelas 60 from Gesser (Woods kick)

Third quarter

C—Caed Wilkinson 43 from Hatmaker (Baker kick)

C—Peterson 2 run (Baker kick)

Fourth quarter

C—Isaac Zavala 6 from Hatmaker (Baker kick)

SC—Teddy Wieczorek 30 from Gesser (Woods kick)

SC—Ruelas 31 from Callerame (Woods kick)

SC—Callarerame 9 run (Woods kick)


SC—Joe Callerame 7-66, Jacob Williams 15-48. C—Tyler Peterson 24-144, Isaac Zavala 5-39, Trae Smith 6-35.


SC—Kolten Gesser 14-21-252-1, Callerame 1-1-31-0. C—Rylan Hatmaker 16-23-205-1.


SC—Ryker Ruelas 2-91, Teddy Wieczorek 2-78, Callerame 6-62, Ryan Stuck 2-30, Williams 3-22. C-Caed Wilkinson 5-87, Zavala 4-64, Logan Spies 3-39