Cubs End Post-Season Run With Loss to W.F. West



Sedro-Woolley Cubs in their final football game against W.F. West.

As soon as the clock hit zero in last quarter-final football game, heart’s of our Sedro-Woolley Cubs dropped, tears fell as the cheerleaders and football players knew the season had finally come to an end.

As much of a fight the SWHS football team put up in the 2022-23 season, it just wasn’t quite enough to carry them all the way through.  With a final of 31-14 against W.F. West, the season came to an end.

Sedro-Woolley high varsity quarter Carsten Reynolds said he was proud of his team.

”I feel like our team did really well this whole season and just getting to the playoffs is a big achievement right there,” said the junior.  “I’m gonna miss it, but now that it’s of season, it’s time to get some rip in, and come back much better.”

The Sedro-Woolley football team punched their ticket into the postseason with the drubbing of Squalicum in what was the final regular season game for both squads.
The Cubs hammered the Storm 42-2 and with the victory improved to 5-2 in conference and 7-2 overall.
Sedro-Woolley was nothing short of dominant on both sides of the ball thanks to a game plan that was executed to perfection.
“The plan was to play a hard game, our brand of football,” Drew Aungst, assistant coach said. “We knew it was going to be rainy, and we just wanted to run the ball and be the more physical team. We did that early, and came out and dominated them up front.”
And that they did as running back Chance Supler had 11 carries for 162 yards and two touchdowns.
“A lot of teams try to run the ball, it’s who we are,” Aungst said. “We like to run the football, you can’t kind of run the ball, you can’t kind of be a running team. It has to be your identity, that’s what we do.”
That potent running attack set up the Cubs’ passing game as quarterback Carsten Reynolds was 8-for-8 for 93 yards and one touchdown through the air.
“We have almost thrown for 1,000 yards this season, so we don’t not throw it,” the coach said. “We like to wear out teams and that helps us win the fourth quarter.”
With their offense in high gear, Sedro-Woolley’s defense kept pace as defensive tackle Julian Rodriguez-Padilla forced and recovered a fumble while Reynolds at safety ended the game with 11 tackles and two pass deflections.
“Our defense came out and flew around,” said Aungst.
“They have some good playmakers up there in Squalicum, a really good running back; he made some plays. But we got to him and hit him and got him on the ground pretty early and that led to the success.”