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Uriel Liquidano (John Fisken photos)

Uriel Liquidano, busy being awesome. (John Fisken photos)

First you hear the explosion, then the screams.

Two kinds of screams.

When Uriel Liquidano unloads on a ball carrier, roaring across the football field and spearing them like a runaway missile, there’s often an audible boom.

Then, while his foe screams “Why? Why me?!?!?” through mouthfuls of turf, the Coupeville fans scream, just a lot happier.

Liquidano, who celebrates a birthday today, is a rampaging beast on the field, and we would have it no other way.

Cracking heads and blowing up blockers, Woody is a weapon, and it’s awfully nice to have him on the side of the good guys.

Following the example set by older brother Oscar, who rocked a few would-be rushers in his day, he has carved out a niche for himself.

As he gets ready for his senior season, the multi-sport wonder (he’s also a strong midfielder/defender for the Wolf boys’ soccer squad and could possibly return to basketball after some time off) is a key player for the CHS gridiron squad.

With the Wolves trying to bounce back from a 1-9 season, and with their third head coach in four years, elder statesmen like Uriel will be looked to as leaders and role models.

It’s a job he should fill nicely.

During his time in Coupeville, Liquidano has earned much love and respect from his teammates, and admiration from his fans.

He’s a rock-solid guy, well-liked by all it seems, and as talented off the field (where he sits on the honor roll) as on.

Our town got lucky when his family moved here, not just in picking up three athletes (Oscar, Uriel and younger sister Estefanny), but in nabbing a quality family.

From Uriel’s parents on down, the Liquidano clan is the best of what Coupeville is, and we wouldn’t be the same without them.

So happy birthday to a rampaging beast with a heart of gold, from all your many fans.

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Uriel Liquidano, the team's #? tackle on the season, blocked a kick Friday night. (John Fisken photo)

   Uriel Liquidano, the team’s #3 tackler on the season, blocked a kick Friday night. (John Fisken photos)

Jacob Martin's name appears in eight stats categories, tied with Hunter Smith for second-most on the team.

   Jacob Martin’s name appears in eight stats categories, tied with Hunter Smith for second-most on the team, trailing just Wiley Hesselgrave.

One of Josh Bayne’s records is under siege.

A year after he capped his senior football season at Coupeville High School with a school-record six interceptions, that mark could be eclipsed.

With two more interceptions Friday against Klahowya, Wolf sophomore Hunter Smith now has four on the year, and the season is only halfway done.

If he stays healthy, Smith still has four regular season games to play, and then a guarantee of at least one more after that.

Either Coupeville will catch the Eagles for the #2 playoff spot out of the 1A Olympic League, or it would have a crossover game in week 10 against another squad that missed the postseason.

Smith’s pursuit of the pick record highlights our weekly look at CHS gridiron stats.

Others making stat sheet moves include Uriel Liquidano, who blocked a kick Friday, and Zane Bundy, who took over the team scoring lead with a pair of field goals and a PAT.

Plus, a big shout-out to Wiley Hesselgrave, who has slapped his name down in 11 categories, most of any Wolf this season.

As always, the stats below are taken from MaxPreps.com, where they were deposited by the Wolf coaching staff.

Think your numbers are wrong? Talk to your coaches, gentlemen.

I’m just the messenger.

Offense:

Passing:

Gabe Eck 41-74 for 509 yards with 3 TD and 2 INTs
Hunter Downes 25-46 for 239 yards with 1 TD and 3 INTs
CJ Smith 1-1 for 10 yards

Receiving:

C. Smith 16 receptions for 249 yards
Hunter Smith 22-230
Ty Eck 10-117
Wiley Hesselgrave 10-87
Jordan Ford 2-36
Lathom Kelley 2-22
Ryan Griggs 1-10
Jake Hoagland 2-7

Rushing:

Hesselgrave 40 carries for 271 yards
Kelley 32-123
Jacob Martin 7-12
Chris Battaglia 1-4
Mitchell Losey 1 (-3)
G. Eck 42 (-20)
Downes 12 (-49)

Total yards:

G. Eck 489
Hesselgrave 358
C. Smith 259
H. Smith 230
Downes 190
Kelley 145
T. Eck 117
Ford 36
Martin 12
Griggs 10
Hoagland 7
Battaglia 4

Touchdowns:

T. Eck 2
Hesselgrave 2
Martin 1
C. Smith 1
H. Smith 1

PATs:

Zane Bundy 4

Field Goals:

Bundy 3

Points:

Bundy 13
T. Eck 12
Hesselgrave 12
Martin 6
C. Smith 6
H. Smith 6

Defense:

Tackles:

Kelley 55
Hesselgrave 32
Uriel Liquidano 30
T. Eck 28
Brenden Gilbert 20
Battaglia 19
Tyler McCalmont 16
Mitchell Carroll 15
Julian Welling 15
H. Smith 13
Ford 11
Losey 11
Clay Reilly 11
Martin 10
C. Smith 6
Josh Lord 4
Jake Lord 3
JR Pendergrass 3
Griggs 1
Matt Hilborn 1
Teo Keilwitz 1
Josh Robinson 1
James Vidoni 1

Sacks:

Battaglia 2
Ford 2
Gilbert 2
Kelley 2
Carroll 1
Hesselgrave 1
Martin 1
McCalmont 1

Interceptions:

H. Smith 4
Hesselgrave 1
Martin 1
Reilly 1

Fumble recoveries:

Ford 2
Martin 2
H. Smith 2
T. Eck 1
Hesselgrave 1
Liquidano 1

Blocked kicks:

Hesselgrave 1
Liquidano 1

Special Teams:

Kickoffs:

Bundy 8 for 253 yards

Punts:

Reilly 12 for 412 yards
Bundy 12-308

Kickoff/punt returns:

Hesselgrave 10 for 152 yards
T. Eck 8-93
Kelley 5-68
H. Smith 4-39

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Uriel Liquidano

Uriel Liquidano, a man for all seasons. (John Fisken and Shelli Trumbull photos)

The town wasn’t the same without him.

A family move took Uriel Liquidano away from Coupeville High School for a bit last year and things almost fell all to pieces.

So, it’s a good thing he came back.

Once Oscar’s lil’ bro was back on the soccer pitch last spring, things went back to normal. To the way they were supposed to be.

Uriel is one of those indispensable guys, the glue that helps hold things together.

Calm and cool, especially under pressure, he excels on every field, whether it be the soccer pitch, the football gridiron or the basketball court.

He’s also at the forefront of school spirit, joining up with classmates Aiden Crimmins, Jonathan Thurston and Jimmy Myers to uphold the fine tradition of dressing up in costumes for volleyball matches.

As Uriel celebrates a birthday today, we just want to send him best wishes and let him know how much we enjoy having him back in these parts.

It wasn’t the same without you, man.

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Josh Datin ain't playin'. (John Fisken photos)

Josh Datin ain’t playin’. (John Fisken photos)

Abraham Leyva

Abraham Leyva dances in mid-air as he leads the charge down field.

Sebastian Davis

Sebastian Davis gets some elevation in his game.

Cody Menges

Uriel Liquidano (3) looks on as Cody Menges (14) prepares to launch the ball.

Tanner Kircher

Tanner Kircher is on his way, and he’s bringing the soccer ball with him.

Connor McCormick

Connor McCormick works on honing his goalkeeper skills.

Isaac Vargas

Isaac Vargas, playing soccer or air guitar?

The season is winding down, but the photo opportunities still abound.

Traveling clicker John Fisken wandered through Coupeville Saturday (perhaps drawn by the sunshine) and he and his lens captured the CHS boys’ soccer squad hard at work.

The Wolves lost a hard-fought non-conference game to private school power Charles Wright Academy, but local fans can forget that and focus on the pics.

To see more (purchases help fund college scholarships for CHS senior students/athletes), pop over to:

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Taylor Chiles (John Fisken photos)

   Taylor Chiles, seen here in an earlier game, has provided a spark to the Wolves since moving up to varsity to cover for injured players. (John Fisken photos)

Yes, we have become Fashion Weekly. Got a problem with that? Zane Bundy, injured but natty.

   Yes, we have become Fashion Weekly. Got a problem with that? Zane Bundy, injured but natty Saturday.

The sun was out Saturday, the fashion was poppin’ and, for a half, it looked like a major upset was brewin’.

But, it wasn’t to be, as, eventually, visiting Charles Wright Academy found their legs and roared back to knock off the Coupeville High School boys’ soccer squad 3-1.

The non-conference loss dropped the Wolves to 3-8.

Coupeville, 2-2 in Olympic League play, closes the regular season with conference games at home against Klahowya Monday and on the road at Port Townsend Wednesday.

The Wolves have already clinched a playoff berth, but are still fighting with Port Townsend for the league’s #2 seed.

The top two Olympic League teams host their playoff openers, while the #3 seed hits the road.

Coupeville came out on fire Saturday.

Even missing a number of key players — injuries have been a constant, nagging issue for the Wolves — CHS took the early lead.

Abraham Leyva banged home his 13th goal of the season, off of an assist by Uriel Liquidano, to stake Coupeville to a 1-0 halftime advantage.

Tired legs, though, eventually caught up with the Wolves.

“With so many guys out and not as many subs the guys got a little tired the second half,” said Wolf coach Kyle Nelson.

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