Newport edges Chewelah in NEA defensive battle

Chris Rader
Staff Writer

Freeman up next

The Chewelah Cougars were hoping to run their winning streak to three games, but a strong Newport running game, combined with some stingy defense, had the Cougars coming out on the short end of a 13-6 game that marked the Northeast A League opener for both teams.
Chewelah was able to run the ball effectively, but the Cougars only managed one score and were turned away on their only other scoring chance.
Head coach Levi Hogan see’s progress being made, but the first year Jenkins High head coach knows more work needs to be done.

Need to finish

“I’m happy with the kids and I can see they’re playing hard, but they need to finish,” Hogan said of the disappointing loss. “That’s part of the process of learning how to win.”

This week Chewelah (2-1, 1-1) takes on Freeman (3-0, 1-0) in what will be the final home game of the season for the Cougars, who will hit the road while the Snyder Field project is under construction. That project, which will include a new all-weather track surface, will get underway late in September.
Game time is 7 p.m.