Football: Ballard Routed by Roosevelt, 43-0

By Christopher Duclos

Ballard High went into memorial stadium with their heads high, hoping to earn their second win of the season. The beavers were coming off of a 3 game winless streak. This annual clash is better known as the “Anchor Bowl” to classify the rivalry between the two cross town teams.

The Roosevelt Rough Riders had their way with Ballard’s defense from the opening drive into the second quarter, totaling 43 points in the first half.

The defense tightened up in the second half, holding the rough riders offense to 0 points throughout the rest of the game. Senior standout Nate Rauda had 7 solo tackles with 7 assists, totaling 14 tackles throughout the game. Other defensive standouts were Elliot Brockl (4 tackles, 9 assists, 1 tackle for loss) and John Degarmo (1 tackle, 3 assists, 1 tackle for loss), Max Marshall (1 tackle, 13 assists). The Roosevelt offensive line stood strong by not allowing Ballard a single sack or pressure on quarterback Austin Gunning.

Turnovers plagued the Beavers with 3 fumbles and two interceptions, giving the Roughriders comfortable field position to put points on the board.

The Beavers will face off against Lynnwood this Friday at the Edmonds Stadium, 5 p.m.

Notes:

  • Senior running back Dominique Smith rushed for 5 carries 72 total yards, averaging 14.40 per carry Senior wideout Nate Rauda caught 4 receptions for 60 yards.
  • Ballard’s season struggles came on the road with a 0-5 road record. Three of the away games were played outside the city of Seattle (Redmond, Skyline, Issaquah). Beavers also hold a 1-2 win loss ratio at home.

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