Seton Catholic closes out season with a win

Cougars finish season with a 4-4 record

Seton Catholic (4-4)

Week 1: Seton Catholic 49, Toledo 18
Week 2: Charles Wright Academy 22, Seton Catholic 13
Week 3: Seton Catholic 39, Nestucca 25
Week 4: Seton Catholic 36, Elma 28
Week 5: Stevenson 27, Seton Catholic 7
Week 6: White Salmon 48, Seton Catholic 7
Week 7: Sehome 41, Seton Catholic 13
Week 8: No game
Week 9: Seton Catholic 35, Vernonia 32

The Cougars finished their season strong, rallying for a win in Oregon.

Big win:

Seton Catholic quarterback Tyvauntae Delony threw for 290 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s victory. Photo by Mike Schultz
Seton Catholic quarterback Tyvauntae Delony threw for 290 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s victory. Photo by Mike Schultz

Vernonia took an 18-point lead over the Cougars in the first half, but that did not stop them.

“We could not run effectively, but they couldn’t stop our passing game,” Seton Catholic coach Will Ephraim said. “Six receiving touchdowns, and two were called back.”

The key play might have been right before the half when quarterback Tyvauntae Deloney found Taj Muhammad for a 95-yard touchdown pass. According to the school’s website, that’s the longest play in Seton Catholic football history. (Yes, I know, Seton Catholic does not have a long history, but that was one long play!)

The Cougars would eventually take a 28-26 lead, but then Vernonia regained the lead in the fourth quarter.

Jonathan Stell scored the game-winner for Seton Catholic with 3 minutes to play.

MVPs for Week 9:

Deloney on offense for connecting on 17 of 28 passes for 290 yards. And the coach gave the whole defense credit for slowing down Vernonia when it mattered most.

A .500 record:

That’s a start.

Seton Catholic set a school record for most wins in a season. Remember, the program could not even field a team last year due to lack of participation.

Look for the program to continue to rise in the future.


About The Author

Paul Valencia joins after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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