North Kitsap’s Isaiah Kahana fends off the defense of Port Angeles’ Nolan Hughes in the second quarter on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

North Kitsap’s Isaiah Kahana fends off the defense of Port Angeles’ Nolan Hughes in the second quarter on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Week 8 Roundup: CK clinches playoff berth, Klahowya win sets up Nisqually showdown

Central Kitsap 52, Capital 42

The Cougars clinched a playoff berth in a wild 52-42 victory over Capital. The two offenses ran up and down the field on one another all night long. Central Kitsap running back Alex Refilong rushed for over 350 yards and is now just a little more than 200 yards away from the school’s single-season rushing record. He also scored four touchdowns, including runs of 37 and 65 yards. Elijah McGee scored two rushing touchdowns and also connected with Jason Almonte for a 68-yard score.

Central Kitsap is in the postseason, but a lot of dominoes still have to fall in order to figure out where the team will be seeded. Yelm, Peninsula and Timberline each have five wins and Central Kitsap has four. The Cougars hold a head-to-head tiebreaker over Yelm, and could scoot up to third place with a win over Gig Harbor and a Yelm loss to Timberline.

Next game: Oct. 26, 7:15 p.m., vs. Gig Harbor.

Klahowya 27, Port Townsend 6

Sophomore running back Hunter Wallis stole the show in Port Townsend, rushing 34 times for 246 yards in three touchdowns to defeat the Red Hawks and set up a huge Nisqually League showdown this Thursday against Cascade Christian.

John Hartford completed a 2-yard touchdown to Anthony Hernandez to put the Eagles up 13-6 in the third quarter. Wallis then scored on runs of seven and 12 yards to put the game away.

The defense allowed Port Townsend just 226 yards rushing and receiving, and held star quarterback Noa Apker-Montoya largely in check. Hayden Steele recorded two sacks, and Drew Dickson and Luke Stahl each had an interception.

Klahowya and Cascade Christian are the only two undefeated teams in the Nisqually League, and they meet Thursday at Silverdale Stadium. The winner will get the league’s top seed in the state playoffs.

Next game: Oct. 25, 7 p.m., vs. Cascade Christian.

Olympic 34, Bremerton 27

The Trojans prevailed in this cross-town rival and have all but assured themselves a place in the postseason with a 34-27 victory over Bremerton. Malcolm Dewalt led Olympic with 172 total yards (132 rushing, 40 receiving) and two touchdowns.

For a full recap, click here.

Rasheed Joiner had given Bremerton a 27-20 lead on his third touchdown of the game early in the fourth quarter. Joiner rushed for 185 yards, and Ryan Saylor had 137 as part of the Knights’ ferocious ground attack. But Adam Johnson scored a 40-yard touchdown on a reverse to tie the game at 27 with 6:03 to go. Darelle White scored the winning touchdown in his final regular season home game.

Next game: Olympic: Oct. 26, 7 p.m., at North Kitsap; Bremerton: Oct. 26, 7 p.m., vs. Sequim.

North Mason 36, Kingston 20

The Bucs closed out their Olympic League schedule with one of their best offensive performances of the season, scoring 20 points in a 36-20 loss to the Bulldogs. Garrett Sitting-Dog and Max Moran each scored rushing touchdowns for Kingston and Jacob Wade connected with Riley Belgarde for a score as well. The Bucs look to bounce back with a Week 9 non-league game against Tenino.

Next game: Oct. 26, 7 p.m., vs. Tenino.

North Kitsap 69, Port Angeles 0

The Vikings have really been making it look easy lately. The defense recorded its fifth shutout in seven games and the offense scored at will against the Roughriders. North Kitsap has now given up just 39 points in eight games.

North Kitsap can lock themselves into the No. 2 Olympic League spot with a win over Olympic at home on Friday.

Next game: Oct. 26, 7 p.m., vs. Olympic.

Olympia 45, South Kitsap 20

The Wolves fought gamely but will go winless in the South Puget Sound League for the second consecutive year with a 45-20 loss to Olympia. Hezekiah Moore connected with Darin Amian for a 75-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to tie the game at 7. Another long scoring play, 65 yards from Moore to Dajshon Keel, pulled South Kitsap to within 3 in the second quarter. But the Bears answered back on a 64-yard touchdown pass by Nathan Hermann, and Olympia led 24-14 at halftime. Elias Richardson scored on a one-yard touchdown run for South Kitsap, which will look to avoid a second-straight winless season with a game this Friday at Battle Ground.

Next game: Oct. 26, 7 p.m., at Battleground.

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

North Kitsap’s Isaiah Kahana fends off the defense of Port Angeles’ Nolan Hughes in the second quarter on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

North Kitsap’s Isaiah Kahana fends off the defense of Port Angeles’ Nolan Hughes in the second quarter on Friday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

More in Sports

Nick Zeller-Singh
Why Seattle is a perfect spot for 2026 World Cup

Seattle is one of 16 locations in North America to host the… Continue reading

David Musselman worked as a security guard and in customer service for the Seattle Seahawks for nearly seven seasons. Courtesy Photos
Poulsbo firefighter’s path to Seahawks security

First in a series on locals involved with professional sports Dave Musselman… Continue reading

Nicholas Zeller-Singh/Kitsap News Group photos
Kitsap County residents have seen a spike in participation numbers of all ages since the Seattle Kraken started.
Kraken spark more interest in hockey in Kitsap County

The Seattle Kraken pro team has been a hit in Kitsap County,… Continue reading

Salix Wartes-Kahl of NK placed second to lead the Vikings at state. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
NK gets 6 Top 5 finishes at 2A state

Salix Wartes-Kahl had the best finish for North Kitsap at the state… Continue reading

Senior catcher Colton Bower was a big reason for NK’s success this season. He will be on scholarship to play for Washington State University next year.
NK baseball stunned in 1st round at state

North Kitsap’s baseball team won over 20 games and only lost a… Continue reading

Makayla Stockman winds up to pitch for the Vikings. Steve Powell/File Photos
NK girls make it to state the hard way

Competitions took place last weekend to see who would advance to the… Continue reading

Pitcher Noah Sorensen moved the ball around and struck out a number of Pirates.
NK wins district title, on to state

Kingston wins 1 before being eliminated

NK's Angel Chavez (8), a junior forward, and Jackson Reeves (12) rush back to defend to keep Clover Park from scoring a breakaway goal. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
NK wins in soccer, softball

North Kitsap is still alive in the District 2/3 2A boys soccer… Continue reading

Laine Miller of NK tossed the discus over 142 feet to win the discus. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
NK boys, girls win home track meet

Whether it’s for first place, or last, or somewhere in between, high… Continue reading

Kingston sophomore Peau Tameilau (33) slides safety into home plate as catcher Colton Bower of North Kitsap awaits the throw. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald photos
NK comes back to beat Kingston

For a little while, it looked like Kingston might upset rival North… Continue reading

The free fishing derby put on by the Lions Club is Saturday in Poulsbo. Courtesy Photo
Free fishing derby Saturday in Poulsbo

The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club is hosting a “Hooked on Fish Derby”… Continue reading

Colton Bower of NK dives safely back to first base after hitting a single in the first inning. Zach Duffy of BHS applies the tag. Steve Powell/North Kitsap Herald
NK falls to league-leading Bainbridge

You can bet the North Kitsap Viking outfielders are going to be… Continue reading