The first short-notice game of the year in the area went to Morton-White Pass, after La Conner had to cancel at the last minute. But the Timberwolves got themselves a last-minute home game against Ilwaco and made the most of it, thrashing the Fishermen 44-8 after 72 hours’ worth of preparation.
“I was super excited when I found out we were playing,” head coach Lee Metcalf said. “Because we needed it. We’re kind of untested in a couple of areas, and you just want to see the kids when they’re thrown into the fire a little bit, see how they react. It was a good opportunity for us to get a tune-up in before we jump into league play.”
From the opening kick, the T-Wolves rode the legs of tailback Carter Dantinne and quarterback Brecken Pelletier. The former scored the first two touchdowns of the day in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 122 rushing yards, while the latter took 10 carries for 104 yards and found the end zone once.
Those two accounted for 226 of MWP’s 264 total yards — all of which came on the ground.
“Carter’s kind of our downhill kid; big body, runs through piles,” Metcalf said. “Then Brecken is a little shiftier, gets out in space and causes problems for people.”
Leading 22-8 at halftime, the T-Wolves poured in three touchdowns in the third quarter to pull away for good. Freshman Kohen Ingalsbe ran his first career touchdown in from 24 yards out, Dantinne earned his third score on the defensive end, taking a fumble back 58 yards to the house, and Judah Kelly closed the scoring out with a 5-yard run.
Morton-White Pass will face White Swan on the road next Friday.