Kamiak loses to Mount Vernon | Football

Oct 24, 2018

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young Kamiak team faced an experienced Mount Vernon squad and the results were predictable.

The Bulldogs scored six unanswered touchdowns in the first three quarters and cruised to a 57-7 victory in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Oct. 19, at Goddard Stadium.

“It was a struggle,” Kamiak coach Bryant Thomas said. “They’re bigger, stronger and faster than us. We’ve got some work to do to play at that level.”

The Knights (1-5 in the league, 1-7 overall) forced Mount Vernon to punt early on and then had some good plays on offense before the Bulldogs (5-1, 7-1) seized control of the contest.

“They turned it up to another level,” Thomas said.

The contrast in experience on the field definitely impacted the final score.

“On their team, everybody is seniors but three kids,” Thomas said. “We have everybody but five seniors starting. … As the game went on, you started to see the difference between the two teams.”

Mount Vernon took a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and scored three more touchdowns to head into halftime with a 35-0 advantage. After the Bulldogs scored in the third quarter, Kamiak’s Damon Crouse threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Mayson Bach for the Knights’ lone touchdown.

Kamiak takes on Jackson at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, at Everett Memorial Stadium. The Timberwolves (1-5 3-5) have dropped their last four games, including a 70-0 shellacking by Lake Stevens.

“I’m looking for the kids to compete and play at a high level,” Thomas said.

A victory could move the Knights into a fifth place tie in the league.

“It’s a great opportunity. It puts us one step closer to being that fourth place team, which makes it into the playoffs,” Thomas said. “We’re excited about this opportunity.”

With the end of the season approaching, the Knights not surprisingly are banged up. Of the team’s five co-captains, three were not suited up on Friday night.

“One of our things is that it’s next man up. A lot of kids have stepped up,” Thomas said. “They’re trying to compete. They’re leaving it on the field every week.”

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