Cavaliers win season opener 23-18
The Cavaliers hosted the expansion Puyallup Nation Kings Saturday night at Centralia Stadium. The Cavaliers offense finally found it's footing and came on strong late with 3 second half TD's to take the WWFA opener for both teams. The score was 6-3 Kings at halftime after the Cavs converted a short field goal and the Kings had a 95 yard drive to take the halftime lead.
The Cavs opened the 2nd half scoring on a 39 yard strike from Jeff Boykin to Derek Roundtree. Minutes later a 35 yard pass from Boykin to Jason Doelman gave the Cavs a 17-6 edge. Early 4th quater the Cavs were in prime position at the Kings' ten yard line advance the lead when Boykin threw an interception that was returned over 100 yards to cut the lead to 17-12. The Cavs got that TD back with 5 minutes left in the contest on a 12 yard again from Boykin to Roundtree. A botched snap on the PAT left the score 23-12.
The Cavs defense stopped a late drive only to have the offense turn the ball right back over deep in Cavs territory. The Kings scored on a pass with 20 seconds left to cut the lead to 23-18. The Kings onside kick effort was successful, but the Cavs ended the threat quickly with a gang tackle and fumble on the next play as the Kings were out of time outs and desperate to advance the ball.
Ken Ponder, Luke Swetich, Sam Lewis and Joe Kury pounded the Kings QBs all night. Jacob Tagaoi had an interception to set up the opening FG. Terrance Johns and Marcus Whittaker were outstanding in coverage while Chris Gore and Kyle Lance each delivered several bone rattling hits.
The Cavaliers have Memorial day weekend off then travel to Mt Hood Oregon to take on the Mt Hood Eruption on June 1st. The next home game is June 8th at Tumwater HS 5pm vs the Pierce County Bengals.
The win was also the Cavaliers 9th straight victory, dating back to last season.
2013 SEASON SCHEDULE
May 18th Puyallup Nation Kings @ Centralia 5pm
June 1st Mt Hood Eruption @ Mt Hood CC 6pm
June 8th Pierce County Bengals @ Tumwater HS 5pm
June 15th Puget Sound Outlaws @ Clover Park CC 3pm
June 22nd Washington Wolfpack @ Centralia 5pm ("Back in Black" retro uniforms game)
July 13th Renton Ravens @ Centralia 5pm
July 27th Snohomish Co. Thunder @ Everett Memorial 6pm
August 3rd, 10th, 17th– Playoffs!
Congratulations to Eugene Ancheta!! Eugene won the kicking competition at half time of the Washington Cavaliers vs Puyallup Nation Kings game. Washington Cavalier signed football presented by Board President Michael Dipo and our very own Cavalier Ellie Potts.
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Cavaliers squeak by the the Outlaws 7-6 (From 5/11/13)
The Cavaliers played their preseason opener Saturday night and looked like a squad with a lot of work to do. The Cavs literally threw away multiple opportunities early, but came through when it counted Saturday night. It was a penalty marred, but generally clean game between two teams with prior bad blood. The Outlaws proved to be both more talented and better coached than the team they had a year ago. The Outlaws scored on a QB keeper from 4 yards out to take a 6-0 halftime lead.
After a rough game, QB Jeff Boykin finally hooked up with Marcus Whittaker for a 62 yard TD pass with just over 5 minutes left in the game, with the PAT making it 7-6. The Cavalier Defense was stout to finish out the game and the Offense was able to convert a couple of key first downs to close it out. Defensive standouts included Joe Kury, credited with 4 sacks and Terrance Johns, with two interceptions on the night.
The Cavaliers are proud to announce board members for the 2013 season.
Mike Dipo, President – (In charge of daily operations).
Roger Johnson, Vice President- (Assists the President in daily operations).
Jessica Johnson, Director- (In charge of all game day operations and events).
Kimberly Clark (Wilde) – Treasurer- (Handles all financial related issues).
Danny Riordan,Public Relations- (includes player conduct).
This is a very talented and committed group and they are already busy working to make the 2013 Cavalier season a great one. Please feel free to contact any member, if you have specific ideas or an interest in volunteering.
CAVALIERS 2012 SCHEDULE
L 19-41 GRAYS HARBOR BEARCATS
L 6-30 VANCOUVER VIPERS
W 19-6 COLUMBIA BASIN
L 6-47 WENTACHEE RAMS
W 21-6 SNOHOMISH COUNTY THUNDER
W 25-14 RENTON RAVENS
W 41-3 PIERCE COUNTY BENGALS
W 32-20 PENNISULA EAGLES
W 28-6 PUGET SOUND OUTLAWS
W 19-13 PIERCE COUNTY BENGALS
W 15-14 TACOMA INVADERS
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CAVS SQUEAK BY INVADERS 15-14
The Washington Cavaliers football team ended their 2012 campaign Saturday night with a win against the Tacoma Invaders at Centralia Stadium. The Cavaliers showed their rust from a month long rest, but made plays when they needed to to come out on top.
The Cavs had to know they were in for a fight when the Invaders returned the opening kickoff 87 yards for a score. The Cavs countered with a drive of their own that finished with a 1 yard run by QB Jeff Bokin to even the score at 6-6. It remained that way until halftime.
The Cavs took the 2nd drive all the way to the end zone but were called for an "illegally advancing the runner" call on a short TD run. They had to settle for a short FG by Chris Potts.To make it 9-6 midway through the 3rd quarter. The Invaders then had an impressive drive, going the length of the field then finishing with a short run and 2 pt conversion to make it 14-9 just into the 4th quarter.
The Cavs finally answered with another Boykin TD dive with a little over 2 minutes left. The Invaders got a kickoff return to the 40 and then seemed content to run the ball to get into FG position. This strategy left them at the 35 yard line with only 18 seconds left and no time outs. A deep pass was intercepted by Chris Gore at the 3 yard line for his 2nd interception of the game and sealed the win. Kyle Lance also had a interception in the win.
The game finished the season for the Cavs with a 7th straight win to leave them with a 8-3 mark for the year. The Cavs begin work on the 2013 season immediately. Those interested in being part of the Cavs as a player, coach or game day help please call 360 480-1212.
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Cavaliers top Bengals 19-13
The Washington Cavaliers finished their independent "regular season" Saturday night with a win over the Pierce County Bengals at Bonney Lake HS in Tacoma. It was the Cavs 6th consecutive win and left the team with a 7-3 mark for the season.
After having their way in their first contest three weeks ago with the Bengals, the Cavaliers encountered a different, fiestier squad Saturday night.
The Cavaliers opened the scoring with a 52 yard bomb from Jeff Boykin to Dominique Harding to open the scoring at 7-0. The Bengals tied it up shortly afterward on a interception by #51 and short return for a TD to to tie it at 7-7. The Cavs then reclaimed control of the game with a 82 yard drive finished off with a 1 yard run by Mike Dipo. The Bengals then evened it up at 13-13 with a "hail mary" type pass on the last play of the first half.
The Cavaliers came out determined and marched right down for a TD on the opening drive of the 2nd half. A pair of completions to TE Brian Redman were key in the drive. FB Banyon Stephens finished the drive with a 6 yard run to make it 19-13 after a blocked PAT. That was enough to hold up for the win as the stingy Cavalier defense didn't allow a second half point.
The game ends the scheduled regular season for the Cavaliers. Although the Cavaliers may pick up another game, should the right, local, opportunity arise.
The Cavaliers thank their great fans for a great season!
Cavaliers top Eagles 32-20
The Washington Cavaliers held off a late rally and topped a talented Olympic Peninsula Eagles squad for their fourth straight win, Saturday night. For the second week in a row the Cavaliers got a defensive takeaway on the first play of the game. The Defense forced a fumble and Jeff Boykin hit Derek Roundtree on a 17 yard pass. The PAT was blocked and it was a 6-0 lead just seconds into the game. Later in the first quarter Baynon Stephens picked up a short punt and raced 57 yards to make it 13-0. The Eagles had a strong ground game and marched in for a TD to move the score to 13-6. The Cavs then struck back on a Rob Bailey interception that he raced 45 yards with for a TD to make it 20-6 going into the half.
The first play of the 2nd half was a bomb from Boykin to Roundtree that totaled 71 yards. Another blocked PAT put the score at 26-6. The Eagles again marched the length of the field to close the game to 26-14 with a short TD pass and 2pt conversion. The Cavs had a turnover about midfield on their next drive, then had a series of self inflicted penalties and placed the Eagles in the redzone without doing any work. They seized the opportunity with a short TD pass to make it 26-20, still in the third period.
The Cavaliers had a short drive and kicked it back to the Eagles deep in Eagles territory. The defense then got stingy and forced a three and out. The game really turned as bad snap on the punt gave the ball to the Cavs inside the 20. Moments later, Boykin and Roundtree hooked up for their third TD together. A missed 2 point conversion made the score 32-20.
Drama occured late when the Cavaliers punted the ball deep to the Eagles with just over 3 minutes left. On a punt, a Cavalier player touched but didn't fully posses the ball. An alert Eagle picked up the punt and raced over 80 yards to the Cavaliers one yard line. Then, on the next play Filbert Ford stripped and recovered the ball on a QB sneak and the win was sealed. The Cavs picked off 5 Eagle passes. Chris Gore had two interceptions and James King, Rich Boston and Kyle Lance each had one.
Cavs corral the Outlaws 28-6
The Washington Cavaliers cruised to their 5th straight win Saturday night defeating the Puget Sound Outlaws in their final scheduled home contest of the year.
The Cavaliers scored on a 2 yard plunge by Mike Eimann on the final play of the first quarter after having multiple opportunites set up by the Cavalier defense. Despite the opportunities, it remained a narrow 7-0 margin through halftime.
Early in the third period, Jeff Boykin snuck in for a 1 yard TD that was set up by a long run by Dom Mangini. The Cavs recovered the ensuing kickoff setting them up deep in Outlaw territory. Jason Doleman finished the drive with a 3 yard run slicing off the right side to expand the margin to 21-0. Late in the 3rd period the Outlaws returned a Cavalier punt 60 yards for a TD, ending the shutout.
The Cavaliers responded on the next series with a 80 yard TD pass from Boykin to Derek Roundtree on the opening play of the 4th quarter to complete the scoring. The Cavalier defense dominated the Outlaws, allowing only two meger completions and less than 100 total yards on the ground. Jonte Ragland pitched in two interceptions to lead the defense.
The Cavaliers advanced their record to 6-3.
The Cavaliers round out their season next week with a game vs the Pierce County Bengals in Sumner at 6pm.
If you are interested in playing, coaching or just being involved with the Cavaliers call us at 360 480-1212.
Cavaliers "throwback" the Ravens 25-14
The Cavaliers hosted the Renton Ravens Saturday night at Centralia Stadium on "Back in Black" night when they wore their "throwback" jerseys from a dozen years ago. Head coach James King suited up for the game because he felt the defense lacked a "fire". The difference was evident as the Cavaliers put on their best defense performance of the year, coming up with five interceptions. Two each by Kyle Lance and Chris Chris and Jonte Ragland chipped in one as well.
King made and emotional and tangible difference in the game. Recording two sacks, two FF, a fumble recovery and an interception. Derrick "the Beast" Holman lived up to his nickname with 3 1/2 sacks, 2 FF and a fumble recovery. He added a 45 yard pass reception that included a punishing run in which he ran over and dragged multiple Raven defenders for the last 30 yards.
The Offense captialized on it's opportunities twice in the first half. First on a 12 yard strike from Jeff Boykin to TE Brian Redman and later on a 1 yard plunge by Banyon Stephens. The Cavs went into halftime with a 13-0 lead. On the opening drive of the first half Boykin hit Dom Mangini for a 50 yard pass play. On the next play Boykin found Leonte Johnson in the corner of the end zone for a 19 yard TD. The moment was particularly special as this was Leonte's last game of the year with the Cavs, as he starts another deployment next week in Afghanistan. This was on the night that a moment of silence was honored pregame for a former Sound Sound Shocker player, JaBraun Knox, that lost his life defending our Country in Afghanistan.
The Ravens came back strong scoring TD's late in the third and middle of the fourth quarters. The Cavaliers for the 2nd week in a row were put in the position of needing a late, time comsuming drive. They delivered with a drive consisting of short passes and runs by Mike Eimann and Jason Doleman. The drive ended with a Eimann TD run with under a minute remaining.
Washington Cavaliers Players Expectations
January 22, 2011
If you choose to join the Cavalier family you will be required to conduct yourself accordingly.
Know that every time you wear our jersey or attend a team function, the public forms an image of us- Let’s be certain it’s a good one.
Handle your financial commitment to the team. $125 player fee. This is a non-profit organization your fee goes directly toward running the team, nowhere else.
Treat the equipment you are given with respect. Helmets are not chairs, should not be thrown or used as a weapon. If you have an equipment problem, unless it is minor and you are 100% certain you know how to fix it, see me. We work to see that your gear is safe, keep it that way.
This is not a pay-to-play team. The Players fee buys you an opportunity- what you do with it is up to you.
Attend team community functions. It helps to build our fan base and builds team unity. Invest in the team and it will invest back in you.
Practices are all mandatory. We have trimmed the practice schedule such that we have no “extra” days in our schedule. Missing a practice will directly effect your performance on the field.
Once the season starts, being late for practice will prevent you from starting that week.
If you don’t show at all, you will not participate in the first quarter of that week’s game.
Let your position coach know if you cannot make a practice or will be late. Report any injuries to coaches as soon as possible. Injured players should attend practices, watch and assist, as needed.
We have shortened the practice schedule because we believe your time is valuable, as is ours.
Come to practice on time and ready to work and you will leave that day a better player.
Our commitment to you is Cavalier coaches will come prepared and won’t waste your time. We will expect the same in return.
Above all else, We practice, play and thrive as a team--------------Cavalier Coaching Staff
March 28, 2012
The Washington Cavaliers are a registered non profit organization. We are an adult amateur football team with the primary goal of giving men the opportunity to play the game of football post High school or College. Additionally the Washington Cavaliers have the ongoing goal of making the community of Lewis County better. If you have any suggestions or ideas that we can cooperatively do, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Saturday, Jun 1 |
|Washington Cavaliers @ Mt Hood Eruption ||6:00pm ||Mt. Hood CC |
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