Cascade football wrapped up it season Oct. 25 on the road against the Bellevue Comets. After an up and down season, the Cougars were trying to notch their fourth win of the season. However, a hot Comets’ team was able to slow down Cascade and win their fourth in a row, 26-14.
“We knew going into Friday night that no matter what, it was the last game of the season,” Tim Frake, head coach, said, “and our seniors and the entire team played their hearts out.”
The Cougars put together a strong opening drive and scored with 8:30 left on a long touchdown run. Cascade got the ball back, but the Comets intercepted a pass attempt and returned it to the Cougars’ eight-yard line.
Bellevue capitalized as its sophomore wide receiver Jacob Waller caught a pass from quarterback Max Jackson and scored a touchdown. With 2:22 left in the first quarter, the game was tied, 7-7.
After a quiet start to the second quarter, Bellevue found the end zone once again. Jackson connected with sophomore wide receiver Colby Sieverding for another touchdown with 2:14 left in the first half. A missed extra point set the score at 13-7 as both teams went to the locker room.
It was more of the same for the Comets’ offense in the second half. They took their opening drive down and scored once more. This time it was a Jackson run, and the score was 20-7.
Momentum started to swing back to Cascade as they put together a scoring drive to trim the Bellevue lead to 20-14. They followed that up with a quick interception and had the chance to retake the lead as the end of the third quarter was nearing.
The Cougars were not able to capitalize on the interception. Sieverding found the end zone for the second time in the game, and Cascade dropped their season finale.
“Unfortunately,” Frake said, “we couldn’t overcome the same issues on offense that have plagued us all season.”
Cascade wraps up its 2019 campaign with a 3-6 record.
“I want to send out my sincere appreciation for this year’s team and their work ethic, attitudes and mindset the entire season,” Frake said.