Week 8 football roundup: Oly to play NK for league championship; Klahowya blows out PT; Kingston defeats North Mason

North Kitsap clinched at least a share of the league title and Olympic can tie them for first with a victory this Friday

Olympic 49, Bremerton 14

The Trojans converted three Bremerton turnovers into touchdowns in the first half to help themselves to a near-certain playoff berth with the victory over the Knights. Cameron Bailey scored four touchdowns, two rushing, two receiving for Olympic and Clayton Talarico rushed for 114 yards in another terrific ground performance. The passing game was also revived thanks to the return of quarterback Zeke Gillick, who threw for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Adam Johnson hauled in three passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.

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Next game: Olympic: Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. vs. North Kitsap; Bremerton: Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. at Sequim.

Klahowya 51, Port Townsend 16

Junior running back Hunter Wallis had a game to remember with 271 rushing yards on 21 carries and six touchdowns as the Eagles blew out Port Townsend, 51-16. Senior quarterback Nick Lewis rushed for 119 yards and also completed four of his eight passing attempts for 102 yards. Damon Clarke added a five-yard rushing touchdown.

Next game: Nov. 2, 7 p.m. at Cascade Christian

North Kitsap 42, Port Angeles 6

Colton Bower and Taylor Jackson powered the Vikings to an easy 42-6 victory over the Roughriders to clinch at least a share of the league championship and an outright playoff berth in the 2A district round. Bower opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter and then returned an interception for a touchdown on the next Port Angeles drive. Bower then connected with Jackson for a 22-yard passing touchdown and then Jackson scored a 12-yard rushing touchdown to give the Vikings a 28-0 lead. Bower scored his second rushing touchdown of the game just before halftime and Jackson added a 24-yard score in the second half.

Next game: Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. at Olympic

Kingston 28, North Mason 20

Daniel Afton rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns as the Bucs picked up their second league win of the season over North Mason, 28-20. Tyler Marquez added 95 yards on 12 carries, Kyler Coe-Yarr rushed for 60 yards and Max Moran chipped in 40 yards and the game’s first touchdown. Lief Nelson gave Kingston a 16-8 lead in the second quarter with a fumble return for a touchdown and Afton scored on runs of 13 and 10 yards in the third and fourth quarter respectively to help seal the victory.

Next game: Nov. 1, 7 p.m. at Tenino.

Olympia 49, South Kitsap 6

The Wolves couldn’t slow down the Bears passing attack as Nathan Hermann threw four touchdowns in South Kitsap’s 49-6 loss to Olympia. Tyson Carter scored an 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter for South Kitsap. The Wolves finish their SPSL season with a 1-7 record and host a 2-6 Battle Ground team next week in their final regular season game.

Next game: Nov. 1, 7 p.m. vs. Battle Ground.

Capital 14, Central Kitsap 8

Freshman Kouper Hall had another nice game rushing the football, but the Cougars could only muster one offensive touchdown and fell 14-8 to Capital. Hall rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown, but the offense was otherwise shut out for the first three quarters of the game. Kalai Pasi rushed 11 times for 63 yards and handled some quarterback duties as well. Colton Van Dijk led Central Kitsap with nine total tackles, including four tackles for a loss. The Cougars are facing a must-win game next week at Gig Harbor.

Next game: Nov. 1, 7 p.m. at Gig Harbor.