Touchet routs Wellpinit 76-36

TRI-CITY HERALDNovember 11, 2012 

Touchet 76, Wellpinit 36: Elias Martinez ran for 140 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score to lead Touchet to a victory over visiting Wellpinit on Saturday in the 1B 8-man playoffs.

The Indians (9-1) advance to the state quarterfinals, where they will play Cusick on Friday or Saturday in Spokane. The site and time of the game has not been determined.

Touchet held a 22-6 lead in the second quarter when Martinez, a junior quarterback, reeled off scoring runs of 45 and 11 yards to give the Indians some breathing room.

Jose Martinez, Elias' older brother, ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns, while Octavio Preciado ran for one TD and returned a kickoff 66 yards for another.

"We had a lot of success running the ball against them," Touchet coach Gary Dorman said. "We capitalized on some of their fumbles (Wellpinit had five) early on."

A.J. Kieffer, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound running back for the Redskins, finished with 369 yards rushing and four of his team's five touchdowns.

"Kieffer is the real deal," Dorman said. "He'd be good on anyone's team."

Wellpinit 6 8 16 6 -- 36

Touchet 14 30 16 16 -- 76

SCORING PLAYS

T--Vicente Flores 53 run (Cori Ochoa pass from Elias Martinez)

T--Jose Martinez 26 run (pass failed)

W--A.J. Kieffer 19 run (run failed)

T--Octavio Preciado 39 run (E.Martinez run)

T--E.Martinez 45 run (Flores pass from E.Martinez)

T--E.Martinez 11 run (Ochoa pass from E.Martinez)

W--Kieffer 1 run (Nathan Ayala pass from Kieffer)

T--Preciado 40 pass from E.Martinez (run failed)

T--J.Martinez 4 run (Preciado run)

W--Kieffer 29 run (Kieffer run)

T--J.Martinez 22 run (Ochoa from E.Martinez)

W--Zach Wynecoop 7 run (Kieffer run)

T--E.Martinez 39 run (Preciado run)

W--Kieffer 74 run (run failed)

T--Flores 66 kick return (Colton Goble run)

STATISTICS

RUSHING--W, Kieffer 32-369, Wynecoop 11-45, Kyle McCrea 5-2, Arlen Denison 1-4. T, E.Martinez 11-140, J.Martinez 14-108, Preciado 5-50, Flores 2-62.

PASSING--W, Wynecoop 2-7-0-18, Kieffer 6-14-1-86. T, E.Martinez 2-5-0-79, Preciado 2-2-0-36.

RECEIVING--W, Kieffer 1-8, McCrea 5-91, Ayala 1-9, Wynecoop 1-(minus-4). T, Ochoa 3-75, Preciado 1-40.

FIRST DOWNS--W 26, T 19. FUMBLES-LOST--W 5-3, T 1-0. PENALTIES-YARDS--W 8-75, T 4-40 .

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