The Cascade Christian Cougars rushed for seven touchdowns Saturday night and cruised to a 56-21 victory against Cedar Park Christian at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
Jaelin Goldsmith, Riley Ramos and Jackie Wood had two rushing touchdowns apiece for the Cougars (7-0 overall, 5-0 Class 1A Nisqually League). Cedar Park Christian fell to 5-2 overall, 2-1 in league.
“We worked on the running game all week,” Goldsmith said. “We saw holes in the defense that we thought we could exploit. When it came to game time, we just executed. I’m really proud of my guys tonight.”
The Cougars rushed for 293 yards. Ramos had 86 yards on seven carries, and Goldsmith compiled 68 yards on just three attempts.
Fullback Hunter Austin, who had eight carries for 97 yards, rushed for a touchdown in the second quarter, and Goldsmith hit tight end Mason Tobeck on a 56-yard touchdown pass for the only passing touchdown of the night.
Cougars head coach Randy Davis said his team imposed its will against a tough Cedar Park Christian team.
“We told these guys that we’ve got to come out and smack them,” Davis said. “We had to play physical, and we did.”
Cascade Christian will play at Eatonville on Oct. 25. The Cruisers beat the Cougars 29-6 at Sunset Chev Stadium last year.
Goldsmith said the Cougars are looking forward to the challenge.
“We are going to celebrate this victory, but it’s hard-hat work day on Monday,” he said. “We’ve got to watch film, break it down and get ready to get that ‘W’ on Friday.”
Davis said his team hasn’t forgotten last year’s loss.
“You bet these guys remember that,” he said. “We’ll just have to play our best. They are a very good team.”