Deer Park runs past Chewelah
Chewelahâ€™s Dustin Olson and company bring down Deer Park running back during last Fridayâ€™s season opener at Deer Park High School between the Stags and defending Northeast A League champion Chewelah. The Cougars fell 31-7 to DP in non-league football action. See story and more photos inside this week's edition of S-E Sports. Chris Rader photo.
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The Chewelah Cougars kicked off their football season Friday night on the road at Deer Park. The young Cougars were in the game early on, but were eventually overpowered by the bigger, more experienced Stags, 31-7.
The Cougars went into the game with only four starters returning from last yearâ€™s team (Chewelah lost 17 seniorsâ€”12 of them starters off last seasonâ€™s Northeast A League championship team).
At times that inexperience showed: five turnovers, six penalties and a little more than 100 yards of total offense all added up to a big learning experience for Chewelah.
â€śWe have got a lot to work to do, but itâ€™s the first game and we got a lot of kids in to get some experience,â€ť said head coach Jim Fisk, who added, â€śWeâ€™re going to make mistakes, but we donâ€™t want to make the kind of mistakes that we made (against Deer Park).
** See full story in this week's Statesman Examiner **
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