South Kitsap falls to Bellarmine, 48-0, on homecoming night

PORT ORCHARD — A big Homecoming crowd was in attendance at Kitsap Bank Stadium, but it couldn’t help the Wolves break through on the scoreboard as Bellarmine Prep cruised to a 48-0 victory.

The Lions were dominant from the outset, racking up over 350 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns before halftime. Junior back Derrion Summers ran wild, rushing for 196 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries. His final carry came on the second play of the third quarter, in which he burst through the line and took the ball 73 yards for a score.

The Wolves’ best drive came following that touchdown. A 23-yard run by Tyson Carter and a sweep by Alec Johnson put South Kitsap in the red zone. Hezekiah Moore then rushed for 13, getting his team inside the 10-yard line, but the drive soon fizzled out.

“They’re not quitting; our boys don’t quit,” head coach Cory Vartanian said. “They’re very resilient and we’re going to fight all the way to the end of the season.”

Johnson was one of the bright spots for South Kitsap, displaying a clear connection with his quarterback and fellow junior Moore. Johnson caught seven passes for 66 yards, including a terrific 32-yard reception in which he adjusted to a slightly under-thrown ball and out-leaped his defender.

But Bellarmine was simply too much for the Wolves. Quarterback Marcus Stowers was an efficient 13-of-17 for 128 yards. He hooked up with Mike Hearon for a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter to give the Lions a 14-0 lead, and then hit Nick Brown for an aerial strike just before the half.

Next up for South Kitsap is Washington-commit Dylan Morris and Graham-Kapowsin on the road at Art Crate Stadium. The Eagles are coming off a 35-0 victory over Olympia and were featured on ESPNU earlier in the season in a game against Sheldon High School of Oregon. They are currently ranked No. 5 in the state in 4A after opening the season at No. 1. It will be a tough game, but the team will be ready to line up and play.

“They’re doing what we ask them to do on a daily basis,” Vartanian said. “They’re the ones that are committed, they’re the ones that want to play football for South.”

Bellarmine Prep 48, South Kitsap 0

BP 14 27 7 0 — 48

SK 0 0 0 0 — 0

First Quarter

BP — Summers 7 run (Kokich kick)

BP — Hearon 1 pass from Stowers (Kokich kick)

Second Quarter

BP — Jensen 10 run (Kokich kick)

BP — Summers 6 run (Kokich kick)

BP — Summers 6 run (Kick failed)

BP — Brown 6 pass from Stowers (Kokich kick)

Third Quarter

BP — Summers 73 run (Kokich kick)

Individual Stats

Rushing — SK: Carter 7-35, Johnson 1-17, Moore 2-8, Burns 2-3, Krumsick 1-(-2). BP: Summers 17-196, 4 TDs; Stowers 8-89, Lovel 7-55, Jensen 1-10, TD; Hanigan 2-(-1).

Passing — SK: Moore 10-22-99, 2 INT. BP: Stowers 13-17-128, 2 TDs; Cunningham 1-1-4.

Receiving — SK: Johnson 7-66, Keel 2-22, Krumsick 1-11. BP: Elzie 4-44, Wisner-Sadler 4-28, Brown 2-29, TD; Lovejoy 1-19, Summers 1-7, Thomas 1-4, Hearon 1-1, TD.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at