Issaquah’s Jack Gellatly continues strong season against O’Dea

September 18, 2012

By Staff

Derek Chapman, Issaquah High School junior cornerback, runs back his interception of an O’Dea pass in the second quarter Sept. 14, setting up the Eagles’ third touchdown in the half for a 19-14 lead, en route to a 33-30 victory. By Greg Farrar

Jack Gellatly rushed for 213 yards and four touchdowns as Issaquah beat O’Dea, 33-30, in a nonleague game at West Seattle Stadium Sept. 14.

Gellatly’s 54-yard touchdown burst down the right sideline with 4:53 remaining put the Eagles ahead to stay. Jack, the last of four brothers to play for Issaquah — three running backs and one receiver came before him — might be the best.

Gellatly also intercepted a pass, with 2:37 left, for Issaquah (2-1), which is ranked 10th in KingCo 4A. O’Dea (2-1), ranked second in 3A, got the ball back with 1:18 left but went four-and-out deep in its territory, and the Eagles ran out the clock.

“This was a program win,” Bennett said. “We have not played good football the first three weeks, and we got in our way again tonight. It’s about getting out of our own way right now, and we can be a good team.”

Issaquah opens up conference play with a visit to Newport on Sept. 21.

Seattle Times reporter Matt Massey contributed to this report.

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