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   Mathias Anderson (5) and Nezi Keiper pose for a photo Thursday after making their debut as CMS football players. (Sarah Saunders photo)

   A young, fairly inexperienced Wolf squad almost pulled off a stunning comeback. (Bob Martin photo)

It came dangerously close to being a miracle comeback.

If you went to the parking lot just a hair early Thursday, you missed a wild finish to the season debut of the Coupeville Middle School football squad.

Down by two scores with under a minute to play, the Wolves pulled off half a stunning rally, only to finally have luck (and the clock) run out on them in a 21-14 loss to visiting Chimacum.

Damon Stadler sent a jolt of electricity through the packed bleachers, ripping a ball free and careening 80+ yards down the left sideline for a defensive touchdown with just 43 ticks left on the clock.

That pulled CMS from the brink of a sure loss to the tantalizing possibility of overtime, but it wasn’t to be, as Chimacum fell on Xavier Murdy’s ensuing onside kick.

The late-game heroics capped a game in which a thin, inexperienced Coupeville squad held its own pretty dang well.

Wolf coach Bob Martin has 20 players on his roster, but five of those weren’t wearing pads Thursday, leaving him with a fairly short bench.

Chimacum, which featured a surprisingly beefy line, controlled the pace of the game in the early going, building a 14-0 lead by running, running some more, then running one final time.

The Wolves sputtered a bit on offense in the first half, finally putting everything together on their final possession before halftime.

Caleb Meyer got things going when he brought back a kick-off 35 yards, then Murdy went to work under center.

The CMS 8th grader, replacing the departed Cade Golden at QB, hit Scott Hilborn and Hawthorne Wolfe on short passes to soften the defense, before connecting with Cody Roberts on his first scoring play.

A 36-yard catch-and-run, in which Roberts shed several would-be tacklers as he rambled down the left sideline, put CMS on the board, though the extra point attempt was thwarted by a bad snap.

The two teams burned some serious clock in the third quarter, going through 12 scoreless minutes during which each team had just a single possession.

If you were expecting Chimacum to go away from its clock-burning ways in the fourth quarter, you’d be out a few bucks, as the Cowboys continued to use a steady stream of runs to milk time.

When they finally bashed in their third score of the afternoon on a five-yard plunge up the middle, they had frittered away another eight-plus minutes, finally exiting the field up 21-6 with 3:52 to play.

Not having been on offense since early in the third quarter, Coupeville promptly went three and out and all the Cowboys had to do was run the clock out.

Enter Stadler and cue the miracle that almost was.

After his touchdown was made official — a flag on the field momentarily put a damper on things, but turned out not to be a Wolf spirit-crusher — Murdy nailed the PAT kick, which in middle school football is worth two points.

Coupeville set up for an onside kick, hoping to retrieve the ball and have a shot at a tie or win, but Murdy’s kick didn’t take a vicious enough bounce and a Cowboy fell face-first on it, ending things with a whimper and not a bang.

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   Coupeville Middle School volleyball coach Casie Greve surveys the action Wednesday in Sequim. (Kimberly Bepler photos)

The Wolf 7th graders are ready to make their debut.

The 8th graders are back for another go-round.

“Here we go, Wolves! Here we go!!”

Catch a rising star. (Amanda Rogers photo)

The season has begun, in a hail of spikes, sets and hours spent on a bus.

The Coupeville Middle School volleyball squads rambled down to Sequim Wednesday, where they put up a strong fight before falling to a much-bigger rival.

Their hosts feed a 2A high school, something the Wolves, who will one day play for a tiny 1A high school, will face often this year.

Even without the advantage of numbers, and with their legs possibly affected by bus lag, the Wolves were scrappers.

The 8th grade squad won the first set 25-23, before being nipped in sets two and three, while the CMS 7th graders lost in straight sets.

Both teams had at least one player go off on long, successful runs at the service stripe, as well.

Lucy Tenore opened the 7th grade match with a run of eight straight points, while Kylie Van Velkinburgh had a similar streak during the 8th grade clash.

After another road trip Monday, Sept. 25 — this one a much-shorter jump over to Port Townsend — CMS makes its home debut Thursday, Sept. 28 against Stevens.

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   CMS 8th grader Caleb Meyer has his own personal cheerleader, big sis Mckenzie. (Photos courtesy Mckenzie Meyer)

   Wolves Cody Roberts (21), Meyer and Hawthorne Wolfe (1) line up for the start of a new season.

Ready to tackle anything that gets in their way. (Bob Martin photo)

After this, everything counts.

The Coupeville Middle School football team got the butterflies out Saturday, traveling to Sequim for a season-opening jamboree.

Next up on the schedule is the first official game, which arrives next Thursday, Sept. 21.

It’s a home game, the opponent is Chimacum, and kickoff is set for 3:45 PM.

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   The Coupeville Middle School 7th grade spikers are counting down the days until their first match. (Kimberly Bepler photos)

   Former CHS volleyball coach Toni Crebbin (left) swings by the gym to impart wisdom to the new generation.


And more drills.

   With a year of middle school play under their belt, the 8th graders are wise old veterans.

The countdown begins.

Coupeville Middle School volleyball players are hard at work, running drills and learning new skills, as they heads towards their first match.

Play begins Sept. 20, with a road trip to Sequim, while the Wolves home debut is set for Sept. 28.

CMS has five home matches this season, with play set to tip-off at 3:15 PM each time:

Sept. 28 — Stevens
Oct. 2 — Forks
Oct. 9 — Sequim
Oct. 23 — Chimacum
Oct. 25 — Port Townsend

While we’re waiting for competition to begin, 7th grade co-coach Kimberly Bepler provides us with a glimpse inside the gym with the photos above.

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   Jaelyn Crebbin and her teammates are ready to bite into a new season of middle school volleyball. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

A new generation of volleyball legends has arrived.

Some we’ve heard a bit about, while others are newcomers, but one thing is certain — Coupeville Middle School coaches will have full benches this season.

CMS 8th grade coach Casie Greve is back for a third season, while former Wolves Kimberly Bepler and Sarah Lyngra take over the 7th grade team.

The current roster:

8th grade:

Cecilia Camerena
Abby Clinkscales
Ella Colwell
Kiara Contreras
Jaelyn Crebbin
Noelle Daigneault
Angelina Gebhard
Chloe LaRue
Anya Leavell
Lily Leedy
Abby Mulholland
Audriana Shaw
Morgan Stevens

Samantha Streitler
Amanda Thomas
Kylie Vanvelkinburgh
Bella Velasco
Izzy Wells
Eryn Wood
Lita Woolett

7th grade:

Harlee Ausman
Kaielle Bepler
Alita Blouin
Karyme Castro
Vivian Farris
Hayley Fiedler
Gwen Gustafson
Taygin Jump
Ally Lucero
Maya Lucero
Trinity McGee
Sofia Peters
Abigail Place
Jill Prince
Jordyn Rogers
Brynn Schmid
Cypress Socha
Lucy Tenore


Graci Lemaster
Mckenna Somes

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