‘Steamboat’ Dungy leads NK over Bremerton

It was supposed to be the game of the year in the Olympic League—the top two teams going head to head late in the season.

But someone forgot to tell North Kitsap. The Vikings dominated upstart Bremerton 41-14 Oct.13 as it certainly was Friday the 13th for the Knights.

Viking running back Carter Dungy carried his team to victory with four touchdowns, while standout receiver-defensive back Logan Sloman caught a TD pass and had three interceptions.

NK coach Jeff Weible said of Dungy: “When he gets going, he is a steamboat. He gets to the open field and can go.”

The Vikings held the Knights to one yard on their first drive, while Sloman picked up a 51-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cole Edwards on NK’s first possession.

Dungy earned his first TD shortly after with a 1-yard carry. “It was a really big game for us,” Dungy said. “Our linemen put in the work today, and we were ready for them.”

Both teams stalled in the second quarter. The Vikings punted three times in a row while Bremerton’s Madden Benson threw his first interception to Sloman.

The Vikings offense picked up toward the end of the second quarter. Dungy broke through the defenders and rushed for a 47-yard score. With a couple of minutes left, the Vikings decided to onside kick. which they recovered.

“We went 21-0 and figured with how our defense was playing, I looked on the front line with one young kid there,” Weible said. “We got a great hop and 28 is a lot bigger than 21 so we demoralized them a bit.”

The Vikings did make it 28-0 at the half as Dungy scored again with 14 seconds left.

The Knights had 17 total yards at halftime while Dungy alone had 134 yards on the ground. “Our offensive line blocked really well,” Weible said. “The coaches had a great plan, and the kids executed it perfectly.”

Dungy finished his night at the beginning of the third quarter. He ran the ball every play in the first drive until he scored from 5 yards out. Dungy finished with nearly 200 rushing yards. “We were going to come and take care of business,” Dungy said. “They just told me to keep pounding it, and they will give up eventually.”

Bremerton marched downfield with a 20-yard pass to Frank Allen. The Knights then converted a fake punt pass to Oliver Christian for a first down near midfield. Bremerton finally scored in the fourth quarter on a hook and ladder from Trenton Bulmer and Olive Christian.

The Vikings brought the backups in with a couple of minutes remaining. After a fumbled snap, Bremerton recovered in the red zone. Knight Lars Michaelson ran it in for the final touchdown of the game.

Viking Logan Sloman catches a pass and runs for a 51-yard touchdown.

Viking Logan Sloman catches a pass and runs for a 51-yard touchdown.

Kenneth Najera returns the opening kickoff for the Knights.

Kenneth Najera returns the opening kickoff for the Knights.