CLE ELUM – Cameron Sattler’s name on the roster reads 5-foot-8, 145-pound wide receiver, but Friday night he got his shot under center and made some big plays in Cle Elum-Roslyn’s 27-6 loss to Highland in the battle of SCAC West winless teams.

Sattler rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries and finished up 7-of-17 for 90 yards passing. He also had an interception playing at his natural position as safety.

“We had some kids out of place tonight, but I thought we battled hard and played to the end,” Cle Elum-Roslyn coach Troy Hilberg said. “Sattler had never played quarterback before and I thought he did everything we asked of him and more.”

Considering the Scotties (1-5, SCAC East 1-3) should have scored on the first play from scrimmage, but dropped a wide-open pass in open field, then turned right around and scored on the very next play on a 85-yard touchdown pass and run from Lino Palacios to Peter Williams on the second offensive play of the night.

The auspicious beginning continued when Sattler’s first three passes of went incomplete, interception, pick-six. Sattler replaced starter Griffin Bator, who was sitting out a one-game suspension for being ejected the week before, finally connected on a 10-yard pass to Cole Becht and seemed to find a comfort zone.

“We played more consistent tonight and did some good things,” Hilberg said.

Highland took a 13-0 lead on a pick-six by Scotties cornerback Jesus Martinez with 4:55 remaining in the first quarter. But Cle Elum-Roslyn (0-6, 0-3) showed a little character to the capacity homecoming crowd after recovering a fumble at midfield.

The Warriors capped a 3:05 minute, seven-play drive with a 15-yard touchdown run by Noah Dupleich. The 5-8, 160-pound junior finished up the night with 101 yards on 19 carries, including the touchdown run.

Cle Elum-Roslyn had a chance to take the lead in the first half when Sattler connected on a 32-yard strike to the Scotties 4-yard-line. But they fumbled on the first-and-goal on the next play and the chance to take the lead slipped away.

“I thought that was a turning play. Here we had a chance right before the half and didn’t come away with any points,” Hilberg said.

Palacios hit Jorge Hernandez over the top on a 31-yard touchdown pass to open the third quarter and the Scotties secured a 20-6 lead in the swing that stopped the Warriors, then came out with a big touchdown of their own to open the second half.

Cel Elum-Roslyn is at Granger on Friday.


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