Kamiak loses to Jackson in final contest | Football

Oct 31, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Kamiak’s Nick Laman tries to shake off Jackson’s Chris Grayson.

Kamiak’s inability to move the ball on offense and some defensive miscues were too much overcome.

After trailing 3-0 after the first quarter, Jackson scored 31 unanswered points to defeat the Knights 31-10 in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Oct. 26, at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Kamiak coach Bryant Thomas said that despite the score, the Knights had one of their better performances on defense.

“I feel like we played a pretty solid game,” Thomas said. “We gave up some big plays. Turnovers put us deep in our own territory. … We struggled offensively to move the ball. That’s the biggest issue.”

Kamiak (1-6 in the league, 1-9 overall) took a 3-0 lead on a 27-yard field goal by Ellioitt Szoke. The Knights should have had more points heading into the second quarter, though. A botched Jackson punt gave the ball deep inside Wolfpack territory. But the Knights eventually turned the ball over on downs.

“We had the opportunity to score,” Thomas said. “We only came away with three points. The momentum tends to shift the other direction.”

Sophomore quarterback Nick Laman threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to freshman Dylan James late in the fourth quarter for Kamiak’s lone touchdown.

Also seeing action at quarterback was sophomore Damon Crouse. Both he and Laman likely will compete for the starting role next season. Thomas is looking forward to seeing what the two can do.

“I feel like we’re in good hands. They both had valuable experience throughout the year,” the first-year Kamiak coach said. “There’s nothing better than having two guys compete for a spot. It’s a cool challenge to watch.

“Our biggest success is the experience for the kids coming back next year. That’s huge for the program.”

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