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   Dakota Eck made a name for himself in football, basketball and soccer during his days at CMS. (John Fisken photos)

   His mom, Cheridan, has been a beacon of joy as a cheer coach, Zumba instructor and advocate for all things healthy.

   Dakota’s energetic lil’ sis, Aubrey, delivers one final kick before she and her family head off on a new adventure.

Dakota Eck is headed to the big show.

A three-sport athlete for the Wolves during his time at Coupeville Middle School, Eck won’t be making the jump to CHS this fall with his classmates.

Instead, he’ll be attending classes at Edmonds-Woodway, a 3A school which competes in Wesco alongside Oak Harbor.

The change is due to a family move, as Eck, mom Cheridan, the former CHS cheer coach, and lil’ sister Aubrey are relocating.

It’ll be a big switch, as the last WIAA classification numbers shows EWHS with 1,216 students, or, basically, just about a thousand more than Coupeville.

During his time at CMS, Dakota was a key member of several teams, playing for Wolf football and basketball squads.

He also played rec soccer for many years, and was the captain for his pitch team this year.

Aubrey’s enthusiasm meter as a junior cheerleader never dipped below 100, as she spent much of her time immersed in her mom’s cheer world.

Cheridan, a former Sonics dancer and someone who was always at the forefront of health and well-being, both as instructor and participant, led the CHS cheer program for several years.

As the trio heads off to the big city on a new adventure, we here at Coupeville Sports wish Dakota, Cheridan and Aubrey all the best.

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Jake (John Fisken photos)

   Jake Mitten (right) and teammates operate as a pack to bring down a Chimacum runner. (John Fisken photos)

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The Wolf line, looking dapper in pink.

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Dakota Eck fights for yardage in a clash with Forks.

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“And where do you think you’re going?!!”

Time to put the gear away.

Wrapping up its season a little later than originally expected, the Coupeville Middle School football squad fell 19-8 Wednesday at Chimacum.

The game, which was pushed back from its originally scheduled date when wind played havoc with the ferry, was played, not surprisingly, in tons o’ wind.

That made life difficult on the Wolves, who wanted to come out runnin’ and gunnin’.

“Lot of good things, but the wind was a huge factor,” said CMS head coach Bob Martin. “Wanted a pass game, ended up with a run game and lots of dropped balls.”

Still, even in defeat, Coupeville continued to show a lot of positive signs.

The Wolves thrashed Port Townsend this season and were competitive in every other game, especially against schools that didn’t boast rosters three times the size of what CMS could offer

Now, 8th graders like Jake Mitten, Cade Golden and Sage Downes will make the jump to high school ball, while the team’s 7th graders will form the core of the next CMS squad.

However they line up next fall, these players have impressed their coaches.

“So proud of the progress they have made this year!,” said assistant coach Michael Davidson.

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Dakota Eck (John Fisken photos)

   Dakota Eck picks up a full head of steam en route to a 30-yard run. (John Fisken photos)

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Wolf quarterback Cade Golden, just out for a relaxing stroll.

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   Jake Mitten fools the defense on the PAT, suddenly rolling out and finding Golden for the conversion.

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   Jacob Kendall (21) and Ben Smith (1) lead a fired-up pack of Wolves as they haul down a wayward Cowboy.

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Trystan Ford dares you to try and get through the line when he’s blocking.

Cheridan and Deb

   Football moms Cheridan Eck (left) and Deb Smith brave the gusty winds to watch their sons play.

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Jesus Garcia-Partida is cold, wet and ready to play for another three hours.

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Logan Wertz prepares to drop “The Stunner” on Chimacum’s QB.

The wind was howling, the pads were popping and the camera was clicking.

Wandering paparazzi John Fisken ended up down in Cow Town Wednesday and snapped away as Coupeville and Chimacum staged an overtime thriller on the gridiron.

The pics above are courtesy him.

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http://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/FB-20161026-Coupeville-MS-vs-C/

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