Kyler Coe-Yarr escapes for a big gain against Port Townsend. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kyler Coe-Yarr escapes for a big gain against Port Townsend. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Port Townsend-Kingston football game called off due to thunderstorms

The Bucs led 20-0 with 6:56 left in the second quarter when lightning hit the area

KINGSTON — The Buccaneers were ahead 20-0 against Port Townsend with 6:56 left in the second quarter. They were dominant on offense, stingy on defense and everything seemed to be going their way.

Then the skies lit up, thunder rumbled in the distance and the two teams had to head off to the locker rooms.

Play never resumed and thunderstorms continued to hit the area. The game was called off at a quarter to nine after another nearby lightning strike pushed the earliest restart time past 9:15.

It’s unlikely that the game will be made up since it is a non-league game that does not affect playoff seedings; though there could be time at the end of the season if both teams wish to meet up again.

Senior running back Garrett Sitting-Dog was on pace to have a tremendous night. When the game was called, he had 126 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries, including a 65-yard score on the first play from scrimmage. Tyler Marquez had three rushes for 40 yards, Kyler Coe-Yarr had two runs for 35 yards and Daniel Afton had a 17-yard touchdown.

The Bucs had gained 218 yards from scrimmage in less than a half of football.

“Our kids were ready, they were excited,” said head coach Alec Grimm. “They wanted to get back out here and keep playing, so it was a bummer telling them that we had to stop.”

Kingston can still go 2-0 for the first time in school history, but the team will have to accomplish that up in Port Angeles next Friday.

“We focus on PA starting tomorrow,” Grimm said.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MKrulishKDN.

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