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.
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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.