Oct 20, 2007

Capital shuts down Yelm, 27-0

Last night the Cougars shut down the Yelm Tornadoes, 27-0, scoring 4 rushing touchdowns and giving up only 81 yards of total offense. The Olympian's stat sheet says the Tornadoes fumbled the ball 10 times, losing it three. It says that Capital and Yelm combined for only 7 first downs, but 14 punts. And commentator fb says, "Pinocchio, Pinocchio, you are getting very wet."

I'm guessing the rain was a factor.

Good win for Capital, which moves to 5-3 overall, and needs a victory against Shelton next week to have its best chance at the playoffs. As The Olympian explains:
With the [North Thurston] win, both North Thurston (5-3 overall 3-3 WCC) and Timberline (3-5 overall 2-3 WCC) will need Shelton to beat Capital next Friday.

If that happens, North Thurston and Timberline will be in a three-way tie with Capital for the No. 3 and final WCC playoff spot. It would result in a Kansas tie-breaker to determine the No. 3 seed. If Capital wins, the Cougars receive the No. 3 playoff spot.
With the way Capital's been moving the ball lately, and with a playoff berth potentially on the line, I'm calling this one for the Cougs.

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