The North Kitsap Vikings put the mercy rule into effect early before capturing a 58-0 victory over Bainbridge Sept. 30.
Although the Vikings dominated most of the game, Bainbridge came swinging early.
On the first play, Spartans’ quarterback Jack Grant threw a 30-yard pass before it was called back due to a penalty. A few plays later, North Kitsap’s Logan Sloman intercepted Grant’s pass and returned it to the Spartans’ side of the field.
Sloman then caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cole Edwards. Vikings continued to apply pressure on both sides of the ball. Running back Carter Dungy ran for a 2-yard touchdown on the Vikings’ next possession.
On the Spartans’ next possession, while lining up to punt, the ball went between Jackson Berry’s legs, so he purposely kicked the ball through the back of the endzone for a safety.
Bainbridge kicked off, and the Vikings offense was back to work. Benen Lawler ran for a 34-yard TD to give NK a 22-0 lead.
Bainbridge looked to switch the momentum by placing Trey Thompson at quarterback. However, Thompson threw an interception at Bainbridge’s 46-yard line. And on the next play, Sloman found the endzone again with a 46-yard pass down the sideline to end the first quarter at 28-0.
CJ Wallace began the second quarter with a 30-yard reception to boost the score to 35-0. Grant jumped back into the game, but threw another interception that was followed by a large gain by NK’s Jaxson Gore.
Dungy added his second touchdown of the night, making it 42-0. North Kitsap struck one more time in the first half when Edwards scrambled for a 10-yard score
Heading into the third quarter, Bainbridge had yet to cross midfield. However, NK marched down with ease again, kicking a 20-yard field goal to make it 52-0. Viking backup quarterback Beau Pahrmann stepped into the game and ran for NK’s final TD to make it 58-0.
With six minutes left in the game, the Spartans had two chances to end the shutout. However, Thompson marched the Spartans to North Kitsap’s 38-yard line before throwing an interception. Then the Spartans ran out of time, making it all the way to the Viking 5-yard line.