Week 2 football matchups
All games are on Friday, Sept. 13 unless otherwise noted.
Port Townsend (1-0) at Kingston (1-0), Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
The Bucs are looking to go 2-0 for the first time in school history thanks to a 20-7 win over Klahowya last week that saw Kingston run the ball well and play solid defense. They’re looking to go 2-0 against a Port Townsend team that is also coming off a week one win over Coupeville. Kingston took this matchup 30-25 last year up in Port Townsend and the rushing attack led by Tyler Marquez, Garrett Sitting-Dog and Kyler Coe-Yarr will be the key again here.
Klahowya (0-1) at North Mason (1-0), 6 p.m.
The Eagles will need to be much better on offensive against a tough, physical North Mason team. Running back Hunter Wallis had a nice game last week, rushing for 74 yards on 15 attempts against Kingston, but the unit as a whole failed to score an offensive touchdown. Klahowya’s only score came on an interception return by Nick Lewis.
Bainbridge (1-0) at Olympic (0-1), 6:30 p.m.
It will be interesting to see how the Trojans rebound this week against a Bainbridge defense that allowed just a field goal to North Kitsap in week one. Olympic had 178 yards from scrimmage last week, but that was against the best defense in the West Sound and its top players, Adam Johnson and Malcolm Dewalt, missed time during the game.
Wilson (0-1) at Bremerton (0-1), 6:30 p.m.
In a week full of surprising results, it was the young Knights who turned the most heads as they battled an excellent Black Hills team down to the wire. Bremerton takes on a 3A opponent at home this week in Wilson, which lost its first game 42-0 to Eastmont. The Bremerton offense did well against a team that beat Tumwater last year and is among the favorites in a tough conference, which bodes well for this week’s matchup.
Kamiak (0-1) at North Kitsap (0-1), 7:00 p.m.
The Vikings need to bounce back in a big way against Kamiak in week two with a big game on the horizon in week three when they host Sequim. North Kitsap went on the road last year and bounced Kamiak, 56-0. A repeat performance would certainly do wonders for them.
Central Kitsap (1-0) at Lakes (1-0), 7 p.m.
The Cougars didn’t get much recognition for knocking off Lakes last year, even after the Lancers went on to the 3A state tournament. With a little more hype behind the team, especially their defense, perhaps a second-straight victory will do something to boost their regional status. The Cougars’ strong secondary should match up well with the Lakes passing attack and the front seven should be game to go up against the Lancers’ power running. It’ll be up to the offense to keep pace and minimize mistakes as it did in the second half against Olympic last week.
Rogers (1-0) at South Kitsap (0-1), 7 p.m.
The Rams shocked the South Puget Sound League with a 40-24 victory over Curtis in week one despite losing 20 starters to graduation. It’s a big night for South Kitsap — before the game, the athletic field will be renamed in honor of longtime football coach Ed Fisher. The Wolves will want to impress with plenty of alumni and supporters in the house.