Cougars Grab 5 Interceptions to Exact Revenge On Brown Bulldogs
Turner – Cascade literally picked off tonight’s 35-7 win over North Bend in the OSAA Class 4A Play-In Play-Off round, grabbing 5 interceptions to repeatedly turn momentum in the game. The Cougars also avenged a recent run by the Brown Bulldogs, who had won the seasons’ first meeting 24-8 back in week 3, as well as a 49-7 victory last season, and a 35-7 win in the first round of the playoffs in 2013.
And the win extended Cascade’s stay in the 4A classification for at least another week, and put an end to North Bend’s 4A run, as both teams will move up to 5A next year after the latest OSAA redistricting cycle is implemented.
Cascade quickly took the lead not 2 minutes into the game, when Marcus Reyes romped for the last 46 yards of their 66 yard opening drive to take a 7-0 lead, and added another score on Quinn Legner’s 6 yard run with just over 2 minutes remaining in the first quarter, capping a 64 yard drive, to go up 14-0 headed to the second period. Legner’s 40 yard run on a 4th down and 2 situation near mid-field keyed the drive.
North Bend finally got their offense in gear late in the first quarter, and drove to the Cascade 30 by the end of the period, but on the second play of the second quarter, the Cougar defense turned the threat away when Jake Whisman picked off Brown Bulldog freshman quarterback Coleman Compton inside the Cascade 5 yard line.
Legner got the interception of Compton that ended North Bend’s next drive near midfield.