Jerry Jr. Spring Football game a success

by Richard Uhlhorn

It was a very nice evening to honor Jerry Jr. with a Spring Football Scrimmage with the Entiat Tigers and to announce the winner of the 2018 $1,000 Jerry Jr. Scholarship.

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A nice crowd of families and football fans joined the Chelan and Entiat Football teams at Sargent Field for the annual Jerry Jr. Spring Football Game

Entiat is a ‘B’ School that plays eight man football, but they chose to join the Chelan Goats for an evening of scrimmages, playing in 8-Man formation on offense against a Chelan 8-Man defense and then switching to an 11-Man defense against Chelan’s 12-Man offense. It made for some interesting football.

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Chelan quarterback Quinn Stamps made a number of
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Both teams looked good on the field with Chelan also taking on its own players in several scrimmages. Everyone got to play. Quinn Stamps was at the quarterback position for Chelan and his receiver Kyle Jackson was collecting passes along the sideline. There was no score kept, but all in all, both teams looked good. Coach Travis Domser said that spring training was over, but the team would have 11 more days of training this coming summer and then a team camp in Wenatchee in July.

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Chelan running back Johnny Ayala ran the ball well during the game.

“It was a good night,” said Domser. “We got 80 plays in and no one got hurt. I saw some good things and some bad things… stuff we can correct later.”

At half time Coach Domser and Coach Erik Romero greeted the Isenhart family at mid field to give out the scholarship to the Isenhart’s selection of Scott Abel, son of Kevin and Chris Abel.

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Senior Scott Abel was the recipient of this year’s $1,000 Jerry Jr. Scholarship.

Scott, a graduating senior, played football all four years and credits the experience of bringing him out of his shyness. In his essay, he stated that football taught me that in order to succeed, we all need to work together and rely on each other.

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Scott Abel graciously accepted congratulations from the Isenhart family and Coach Erik Romero on his selection for this year’s scholarship.

Scott has spent time working on community events and service projects, one of which was repairing and replacing the media box at Sargent Field as a part of his Eagle Scout project.

Scott plans on attending medical school so he can take his knowledge into the world to help those in need. “It is a dream of mineto beable to participat in a program such as Doctors Without Borders.”

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The Isenhart family posed for a photo with this year’s winner of the Jerry Jr. $1,000 scholarship. From the left are Willy Isenhart, Cecilia Isenhart, Scott Abel, Jerry Sr., Alberto Mendivil, Rosa Acosta and Coach Erik Romero.

Jerry Sr. said that he had four applications, but that it was obvious that Scott had spent a lot of time preparing his. “It was a tough call, but clearly Scott was the right choice.” He also had competition from another senior.

Jerry Jr., 2011 graduate of Chelan High School passed on of a rare brain cancer one year after graduation. He was a leader on the football team and in the high school, and was known as the Gentle Giant. He was always willing to help someone.

$1100 was collected for the scholarship fund. “That was really good,” said Domser. “A good night overall.”

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