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Pasco scores 41 points in first half to coast to 48-7 win over Juneau

Bears to host North Pole in playoffs

Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2005

Pasco High School from Washington state halted Juneau-Douglas' undefeated streak at seven games with a 48-7 victory on Saturday.

Utilizing a dominating ground attack and a punishing offensive line, the Bulldogs (4-1) gobbled up yards in bunches against the undersized Crimson Bears (7-1).

Pasco was led by senior running back Kaleb Whitby.

The 200-pound bulldozer of a back amassed 163 yards and four TDs on 20 carries in the first half.

He ended the game with 169 yards on 22 carries.

Pasco stalled on its first drive of the game, turning the ball over on downs at Juneau's 38-yard line.

After that one little hiccup, however, it was all Bulldogs.

Tyler Morales intercepted Juneau quarterback Chris Hinkley on the Crimson Bears' first drive of the game.

Whitby then toted the rock six straight times and scored Pasco's first TD.

Eric Hunter scored on 17-yard rushing TD and Whitby added his second rushing score of the game to put Pasco ahead 21-0 after the first quarter.

Pasco maintained the pressure in the second quarter as Shayne Kelly hit Hunter for a 36-yard passing strike.

Whitby added two more rushing scores before halftime to put Pasco ahead 41-0.

Kelly completed four passes for 86 yards in the first half.

Hinkley was under constant harassment during the first half, completing only 7-of-17 passes for 27 yards. He was also sacked three times before halftime.

Tres Saldivar rushed for 73 yards on 10 carries in the first half.

Hunter scored his second rushing touchdown of the game in the third quarter, punching it in from four-yards out.

The Crimson Bears' offense enjoyed their best drive of the game in the fourth quarter.

Hinkley completed 5-of-7 passes for 53 yards and hit Angelo Katasse on a 28-yard screen pass for the Bears' lone TD.

Juneau-Douglas hosts defending state champions North Pole in the first round of the playoffs next weekend.

Look in Monday's edition for complete statistics and box score.

• Tim Nichols, sports editor, can be reached at sports@juneauempire.com



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