Home opener heartbreak

Bremerton scores with 38 seconds remaining to thwart Climbers


September 14, 2023

Shawna Whelan/SMCJ

The Shelton High School football team took on Bremerton High School in its home opener Friday at Jack Stark Field at Highclimber Stadium. The Highclimbers led in the fourth quarter, but the Knights escaped with a win in the final minute.

The Shelton High School football team opened the home portion of its 2023 schedule Friday night against the Bremerton Knights. The Highclimbers led 23-21 late in the fourth quarter, but the Knights scored in the final minute to escape with the win. The Climbers trailed 14-0 and 21-7 before mounting a comeback.

A 4-yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter made it 21-14 at the break. A safety and a fourth-quarter touchdown gave Shelton the lead before Bremerton scored with 38 seconds left to claim the win. Shelton (1-1) had a balanced offense effort with 128 yards passing and 120 yards...

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