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Marquette Cunningham (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The young guns are ready for their close-ups.

First-year Coupeville High School football head coach Bennett Richter has eight freshmen on a 32-man roster this season.

Toss in two eighth graders, Davin Houston and Dylan Robinett, who are working with the team while they await the arrival of their high school gridiron eligibility, and it’s a strong group.

Five of those eight frosh have made their debut on the stat sheet already this season, led by Aiden O’Neill and Chase Anderson, who have each been involved in a touchdown celebration.

The size of the group is remarkable for a school which no longer has a middle school gridiron program and has to hope Coupeville kids travel up to Oak Harbor to participate in Whidbey’s only youth football program.

The photos above and below capture eight of the 10 young stars.

O’Neill is missing, as we already used his portrait after he snagged his debut TD catch, and Devinion Hill was apparently not part of the photo shoot from where these pics originated.

Alexander Stinnett

Ezra Boilek

Malachi Somes

Davin Houston

Zachary Neiman

Dylan Robinett

Chase Anderson

Dominic Coffman and Co. are ready to play whenever. (Bailey Thule photo)

Are you ready for some Thursday Night Lights?

Due to a shortage of officials, Coupeville High School’s home football game with Bellingham has been bumped from Friday, Oct. 7 to Thursday, Oct. 6.

Kickoff for the non-conference tilt is still set for 7 PM.

The change potentially puts the gridiron game up against a home volleyball match between Coupeville and South Whidbey, with JV at 5:00 and varsity at 6:30.

CHS Athletic Director Willie Smith is working on a potential switch for the spiker rumble, however.

Grant Steller swings his Leg ‘o Death as the soccer ball silently screams for help which isn’t coming. (Morgan White photos)

The pitch has been hoppin’.

The Coupeville High School boys soccer team had back-to-back home games recently, with the two best teams in the Northwest 2B/1B League visiting Whidbey.

With a win over Friday Harbor and a competitive loss to defending state champ Orcas Island, the Wolves exited the home stand looking fairly decent.

Along the way, Wolf mom Morgan White snapped a ton of pics, some of which can be seen above and below.

Big stats, bigger wins

Cameron Breaux snagged his first pass of the season at La Conner. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Four weeks in, the stat sheet is filling up.

Off to a 3-1 start, the Coupeville High School football squad looks strong in all facets of the game.

Last Friday’s 46-0 romp at La Conner let Wolf coaches mix up their lineup a bit more than usual, which allowed several new names to pop up on the stat sheet.

From Cameron Breaux and Marquette Cunningham to Devinion Hill and Hurlee Bronec, they join mainstays like Tim Ursu and Dominic Coffman.

As we head towards a major rumble — this Friday’s Homecoming game against chief Northwest 2B/1B League rival Friday Harbor — a look at the season-to-date stats:

Kevin Partida (55) is third on the team in tackles. (Brenn Sugatan photo)

 

OFFENSE:

Passing:

Logan Downes — 40-70 for 527 yards with 6 TDs
Chase Anderson — 4-8 for 31 yards with 1 TD

 

Receiving:

Tim Ursu — 16 receptions for 146 yards
Scott Hilborn — 9-124
Daylon Houston — 6-124
Dominic Coffman — 4-84
Hunter Bronec — 3-32
Aiden O’Neill — 1-25
Johnny Porter — 1-14
Cameron Breaux — 1-5
Marquette Cunningham — 1-(-3)

 

Rushing:

Coffman — 46 carries for 347 yards
Hilborn — 33-273
Jo. Porter — 14-85
Ursu — 10-29
O’Neill — 5-17
Jack Porter — 1-8
Anderson — 2-6
Alexander Stinnett — 2-5
Devinion Hill — 1-1
Downes — 12-(-3)

 

Total Yards (Rush/Pass/Rec):

Downes — 524
Coffman — 431
Hilborn — 397
Ursu — 175
Houston — 124
Jo. Porter — 99
O’Neill — 42
Anderson — 37
Bronec — 32
Ja. Porter — 8
Breaux — 5
Hill — 1
Stinnett — 1

 

All-Purpose Yards (Rush/Rec/KR/PR/IR):

Hilborn — 480
Coffman — 431
Ursu — 311
Houston — 295
Jo. Porter — 99
O’Neill — 49
Bronec — 32
Downes — 22
Ja. Porter — 8
Anderson — 6
Breaux — 5
Stinnett — 5
Hill — 1

 

Pancake blocks:

William Davidson — 1
Zane Oldenstadt — 1

 

Touchdowns:

Hilborn — 7
Ursu — 5
Coffman — 4
Houston — 2
Downes — 1
O’Neill — 1
Jo. Porter — 1

 

PATs:

Houston — 11
Anderson — 5

 

Field Goals:

Houston — 1

 

Points:

Hilborn — 42
Ursu — 30
Houston — 26
Coffman — 24
Downes — 6
O’Neill — 6
Jo. Porter — 6
Anderson — 5

 

DEFENSE:

Tackles:

Hilborn — 39
Ursu — 31
Kevin Partida — 27
Coffman — 25
Peyton Caveness — 20
Jonathan Valenzuela — 19
Davidson — 17
Downes — 13
Josh Upchurch — 10
Houston — 9
Mikey Robinett — 6
Marcelo Gebhard — 5
O’Neill — 5
Kai Wong — 5
Oldenstadt — 4
Hurlee Bronec — 2
Coen Killian — 2
Anderson — 1
Ja. Porter – 1

 

Tackles For Loss:

Hilborn — 6
Valenzuela — 5
Caveness — 2
Coffman — 2
Upchurch — 2
Partida — 1
Robinett — 1
Ursu — 1

 

Interceptions:

Downes — 3
Hilborn — 1

 

Fumble recoveries:

Caveness — 2
Coffman — 2
Hilborn — 1
Upchurch — 1
Ursu — 1

 

Sacks:

Coffman — 2
Ursu — 1
Valenzuela — 1

 

QB Hurries:

Coffman — 4
Davidson — 3
Oldenstadt — 3
Hilborn — 2
Robinett — 1
Wong — 1

 

SPECIAL TEAMS:

Punts:

Downes — 5-171

 

Kickoff returns:

Houston — 4-171
Ursu — 3-120
Hilborn — 1-80
O’Neill — 1-7

 

Punt returns:

Ursu — 2-16
Hilborn — 1-3

Wolf linemen Kai Wong (60), Marcelo Gebhard (54) and Mikey Robinett (45) form an imposing trio. (Brenn Sugatan photo)

Ready, aim, fire, score!

Aidan Wilson prepares to nuke the Friday Harbor goalie. (Morgan White photo)

It’s an exclusive, seven-player club.

Six Wolf boys and one girl have found the back of the net this season in Coupeville High School soccer games.

With 11 games — six for the girls, five for the boys — played so far, here’s where the current scoring chase sits:

 

GIRLS:

Ayden Wyman — 3

 

BOYS:

Aidan Wilson — 5
Reiley Araceley — 2
Preston Epp — 2
Alex Smith — 2
Cameron Epp — 1
Cole White — 1