North Kitsap football handled Ephrata in the first round of the state playoffs 49-0 Nov. 11, and now faces a familiar foe at home in the second round — Lynden.
Viking standout Logan Sloman scored on four TD passes from quarterback Cole Edwards.
The Vikings have lost to the Lynden Lions the last two years – once in the final and last year in the semifinals.
“We need to stop their pass,” Viking standout Logan Sloman said. “Their quarterback is really good.”
The Lions are fresh off a 41-7 victory over Bremerton Nov. 10.
“We know each other real well,” Viking coach Jeff Weible said. “We beat ourselves last year so we need to be sharp on fourth down and third and long.”
EJ Vailolo said, “It’s going to be personal next week. We hope everyone comes and shows up. Hopefully, we can rewrite history again.”
Weible said the Vikings had a great week of practice and the coaches put together a great game plan to blank Ephrata.
“We tackled well and played with physicality. We knew their quarterback was their guy so we put a licking on him when we had the chance,” Weible said.
NK jumped ahead to a 27-0 lead a couple of minutes into the second quarter.
Sloman scored two of his four touchdowns during that span. For the game, he had a 38-yard TD catch on a fourth down, a 13-yard touchdown catch in the corner of the endzone, a 21-yard scoring catch to end the first half and a 69-yard TD off a screen pass.
“That was such good blocking,” Sloman said about his screen pass. “Carter (Dungy) had the perfect block. Cole threw me the ball, and my teammates did great.”