Athlete of the Week: Rylen Bayne, South Kitsap football

Rylen Bayne had never played quarterback before this year, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a small part of the long history of South Kitsap football.

Bayne, turning out for football for the first time since seventh grade, took over at the quarterback position in the Wolves’ week two game against Rogers and threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns as South Kitsap snapped its 21-game losing streak.

Better known as a shortstop and second baseman for the South Kitsap baseball team, Bayne used those middle infield skills on the gridiron to help lift his team to a 31-14 victory. He threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Da’Vi Guzman-Estrada to tie the game at 7 just before halftime and connected twice with receiver Deyondre Davis for touchdowns in the second half.