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Shane Losey played four seasons for Coupeville High School football. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

All-Conference lineman Ryan Labrador clears running room for Andrew Martin.

The season ended not with a tackle or a screen pass, but with deviled eggs and All-Conference certificates.

Coupeville High School football brought an end to the gridiron season Thursday with an awards banquet, as the Wolves put a final stamp on the 2018 campaign.

First-year head coach Marcus Carr handed letters to 19 players, while also hailing those who played four years of football, and those who were previously honored by the North Sound Conference.


All-Conference 1st Team:

Dane Lucero (Defensive Line)
Sean Toomey-Stout (Running Back, Defensive Back, Special Teams)
Alex Turner (Linebacker)


All-Conference 2nd Team:

Gavin Knoblich (Tight End)
Ryan Labrador (Offensive Line)
Shane Losey (Linebacker)
Matt Stevens (Defensive Line)


Four-Year Awards:

Chris Battaglia
Matt Hilborn
Shane Losey
Dane Lucero
Jake Pease
Alex Turner


Varsity letter winners:

Isaiah Bittner
Brian Casey
Cam Dahl
Miles Davidson
Matt Hilborn
Dawson Houston
Gavin Knoblich
Ryan Labrador
Derek Leyva
Shane Losey
Dane Lucero
Andrew Martin
Gabe Shaw
Ben Smith
Matt Stevens
Gavin St Onge
Gavin Straub
Sean Toomey-Stout
Alex Turner


Certificate of Participation:

Chris Battaglia
Jake Pease
Keahi Sorrows

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Sean Toomey-Stout was named a 1st team All-League pick at three positions by North Sound Conference coaches. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They know his name, and they respect his game.

Coupeville High School junior Sean Toomey-Stout was named a 1st Team All-Conference pick at three different positions when North Sound Conference coaches voted for their league’s best players.

“The Torpedo,” who led the Wolves in almost every statistical category, was tabbed at running back, defensive back and for his special teams play.

Toomey-Stout rumbled for more than 1,000 yards on the ground and scored 10 touchdowns for a Coupeville team which had no other player score more than two.

He was joined by seniors Dane Lucero (defensive line) and Alex Turner (linebacker) on the 1st team, while four CHS players were named as 2nd team picks.

Seniors Ryan Labrador (offensive line), Matt Stevens (defensive line) and Shane Losey (linebacker) and junior Gavin Knoblich (tight end) rounded out the Wolf award winners.

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Sean Toomey-Stout cuts up-field, looking for a hole in the defense. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

“Let’s dance!”

Shane Losey scrambles for yardage against a tough Granite Falls defense.

Alex Turner (55) and Cameron Dahl (18) wrap up a Tiger runner.

“We have a LOT of little yellow penalty flags, and we are not afraid to use them!!”

Even a person who is pure in heart and says their prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright…

Reunion time for (left to right) Chris Battaglia, Hunter Downes, Axel Partida and Gavin Knoblich.

Toomey-Stout and Ben Smith (23) rope a runaway steer.

The schedule change worked out nicely.

With the final Coupeville High School football game moved up from Friday to Thursday at the last second, it gave wanderin’ camera clicker John Fisken a rare chance to shoot Wolf gridiron action.

As the father of an Oak Harbor senior lineman, he’s normally camped out at Wildcat games on Friday nights.

But this time, as the Wolves clashed with Granite Falls, Fisken was front and center, working the sidelines and madly clicking away.

To see a lot more of what he shot, and possibly buy some glossies, thereby helping fund scholarships for CHS senior student/athletes, pop over to:


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Shane Losey, one of 10 Coupeville football seniors, played strongly at QB Thursday in a season-closing loss. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Very few football players get to end their season, or career, with a win.

For the rest, it comes down to being able to hold your head high as you walk off the field, knowing you fought until the final play, the final seconds ticking off the scoreboard.

Coupeville High School’s gridiron squad didn’t get the Hollywood ending Thursday, falling 35-0 to visiting Granite Falls.

But the Wolves, and their 10 seniors — six in uniform, four out with injuries — have nothing to hang their heads about.

They finished 3-6 overall, 0-5 in a very-competitive North Sound Conference, but the record doesn’t tell the entire tale.

Coupeville started with a thin roster, was depleted by injuries, and was playing for its third head coach in four years.

Yet the Wolves beat arch-nemesis Port Townsend, thumped Vashon Island and La Conner, and came within a play or two of upending King’s.

The new coaching staff, led by Marcus Carr, made inroads and seems in it for the long haul, potentially providing the stability the CHS gridiron program has lacked in recent years.

“This is a good group of guys; I’ll miss the seniors, but we’ll continue to build on what we have,” Carr said. “It hurts when you have a good group and they don’t get to have the success you hope for, but we showed outstanding fight a lot of times this season.

“We got off to a little bit of a late start this year, but we’ll be ready to go right away next season, from spring ball all the way,” he added. “I’m already looking forward to next season.”

Coupeville’s main offensive weapon, Sean Toomey-Stout, who scored 10 of his team’s 17 touchdowns, is just a junior, the same as starting QB Dawson Houston, and two-way terrors like Andrew Martin and Gavin Knoblich.

Toss in lineman Gavin St Onge, urban legend Gavin Straub, and Derek Leyva, who started as a kicker with a booming leg, then morphed into a dangerous receiver and rusher, and next year’s seniors will form a solid core.

Facing off with Granite Falls, which clinched the fourth and final NSC playoff berth with the win, the young guns and their senior teammates hung tough even while missing multiple two-way starters.

Coupeville stuffed the Tigers on their opening possession, using big defensive plays from seniors Ryan Labrador and Shane Losey, to bend but not break on a 14-play drive.

A string of penalties on that drive, called on both teams, set the tone for a game in which the refs took great delight in tossing little yellow flags with wild abandon.

While the Wolf defense was firing hot, the CHS offense came out a bit cold, however, failing to get a first down until early in the second quarter.

Coupeville got stung when an interception on its own nine-yard line set up Granite’s first score, a pass over the middle from freshman QB Ryan Gese to Mason McBride with two minutes left in the opening quarter.

The Tigers added a four-yard TD dash and another aerial scoring hookup, this one covering 17 yards, to stretch the lead out to 21-0 at the half, while CHS had trouble responding.

Leyva finally cracked the first-down barrier for Coupeville, plunging over the left side on a second-and-one to move the chains, but the Wolves lost Houston, who went to the sideline with a possible concussion.

Without their starting signal caller working under center, Coupeville swapped out Losey, and he hooked up with Toomey-Stout on the most thrilling play of the night.

Facing third-and-eight and pinned at their own 20, the Wolves went to the air, with Losey zipping a pass over a defender’s head.

That allowed “The Torpedo” to stretch out, yank the rapidly falling ball out of the air, then tumble end over end, eventually coming to a rest with a pretty, pretty 32-yard gain.

Racing the halftime clock, Coupeville put together its best drive of the game, using Toomey-Stout’s snag and two Granite penalties to get all the way to the Tiger 15-yard line.

But it wasn’t to be, as the potential TD pass to the right side narrowly fell short on the final play of the half.

The Wolves moved the ball well in the second half, getting bull runs from Martin, quick scampers by Leyva, smooth scrambles from Losey and Toomey-Stout doing his usual “it’ll take five guys to bring me down” act every time he had the ball.

Proving to be a multi-faceted weapon, “The Torpedo” also took a direct snap, then slid a left-handed pass through a thicket of trees, hitting Dane Lucero for an 18-yard pickup.

Through it all, the Wolf line, powered by vets like Labrador, Matt Stevens and Alex Turner, cleared space for the skills players.

But getting in the end zone proved elusive for CHS, with a pick ending one drive, and failures to convert on fourth-down ending everything else.

Even with Granite tacking on a pair of third-quarter touchdowns, the Wolves refused to take a knee.

Cam Dahl blew up a Tiger runner on one play, while Toomey-Stout and Martin went for 10+ yards on their final carries of the season, which came on back-to-back plays.

Afterwards, as Granite exited, Carr and his coaches brought their players together in the middle of the field.

What they said is their own thing, but it was obvious the Wolf coaches were still doing what their title implies – coaching – and you can’t ask for anything more.

Some of the departing Wolves will never play a competitive football game again. One or two seniors have expressed interest in making a bid to play college ball.

The underclassmen face a moment when they can, and should, embrace the opportunity in front of them.

Commit to work as hard as Toomey-Stout, their low-key but passionate leader, in and out of the weight room, and future seasons could have a different finish.

The end comes for all football players, yes, but how that end comes, and how you handle it, rests with each guy who pulls on a uniform.

By the end Thursday, the numbers were small, but the hearts were large.

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Before an injury derailed his senior season, Jake Pease put up solid numbers as a receiver and a defender. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Perfect? No. Pretty close? Yes.

The stats game is a tricky one, especially when multiple people have been involved, and everything is being done live, often from less-than-desirable sight lines.

So, while no one is claiming the Coupeville High School football stats below are flawless (for one thing, we’re still missing numbers from one game), they at least give you a general idea of how the 2018 season has played out.

And it’s safe to say Sean Toomey-Stout, who leads the team in seven different categories, is far and away the team MVP.

Of that, there is no controversy.

Everything else? Let the arguing begin, while remembering, I am the messenger only.

And PS, if there’s someone out there with more football knowledge than me who wants to go through the footage for all eight games on HUDL and slap some refined season-to-date numbers on my doorstep, you know where to reach me.


CHS football stats (minus King’s game):




Dawson Houston 44-78 for 557 yards with 5 TDs
Shane Losey 5-11 for 26 yards
Sean Toomey-Stout 1-1 for 20 yards


Toomey-Stout 12 receptions for 185 yards
Dane Lucero 7-108
Gavin Knoblich 8-79
Losey 4-78
Matt Hilborn 7-48
Derek Leyva 2-47
Jake Pease 3-33
Ben Smith 1-13
Gabe Shaw 1-3


Toomey-Stout 108 carries for 927 yards
Hilborn 23-135
Chris Battaglia 13-63
Losey 22-59
Xavier Murdy 6-28
Andrew Martin 8-27
Gavin Straub 6-21
Lucero 2-9
Alex Turner 6-8
Smith 1-(-3)
Leyva 3-(-9)
Houston 23-(-57)

Total Yards (Rush/Pass/Rec):

Toomey-Stout 1132
Houston 500
Hilborn 183
Losey 163
Lucero 117
Knoblich 79
Battaglia 63
Leyva 38
Pease 33
Murdy 28
Martin 27
Straub 21
Smith 10
Turner 8
Shaw 3


Toomey-Stout 10
Knoblich 2
Battaglia 1
Hilborn 1
Houston 1
Losey 1
Pease 1


Murdy 4
Leyva 2


Hilborn 1
Knoblich 1
Pease 1


Toomey-Stout 60
Knoblich 14
Hilborn 8
Pease 8
Battaglia 6
Houston 6
Losey 6
Murdy 4
Leyva 2




Turner 72
Toomey-Stout 59
Lucero 34
Knoblich 30
Martin 30
Hilborn 24
Battaglia 23
Ryan Labrador 22
Matt Stevens 14
Gavin St Onge
Isaiah Bittner 
Brian Casey 
Miles Davidson 
Straub 4
Ben Smith 


Toomey-Stout 2
Hilborn 1
Knoblich 1
Martin 1

Fumble recoveries:

Toomey-Stout 2
Hilborn 1
Knoblich 1
Labrador 1
Leyva 1
Pease 1
Turner 1

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