Knights lose to Timberwolves | Football

Kamiak battles back in second half with pair of touchdowns
By David Pan | Oct 11, 2017
Photo by: David R Pan Kamiak’s Kory Clubb catches a pass for a touchdown against Jackson’s Daniel Arias during a Wesco 4A game Friday, Oct. 6, at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Kamiak battled hard against Jackson, rallying for two touchdowns in the second half, but ended up losing 34-14 in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Oct. 6, at Everett Memorial Stadium.

The Knights (0-4 in the league, 1-5 overall) trailed 14-0 at the end of the first half.

Senior running back Ben Barton scored on a 4-yard run in the third quarter and then junior quarterback Matt Merk threw a 22–yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Kory Clubb in the fourth quarter.

“We’re a very resilient team,” Kamiak coach Dan Mack said. “We hustle. These kids have a tremendous amount of heart.”

Barton ran for 71 yards on 25 carries with one touchdown. Merk completed 22 of 46 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown.

The Knights’ passing attack was effective against the Timberwolves (2-2, 2-3), especially in the second half.

“We threw the ball well,” Mack said.

Senior Cole Ebert caught six passes for 81 yards and junior Hunter Bollschweiler had seven receptions for 73 yards.

The Kamiak defense also had its moments, including a goal line stand, the Kamiak coach added.

After opening the season with a victory over Bishop Blanchet, the Knights have dropped their last five contests. Injuries have hampered Kamiak and the Jackson game was no exception.

Senior running back/linebacker Xavier Henshaw suffered a broken leg early in the second half. A medic aid unit was called and Henshaw was taken from the field in a stretcher.

According to his father Craig Henshaw, Xavier Henshaw underwent surgery on Sunday, Oct. 8. He was scheduled to be released from the hospital this week.

“We got hit with the injury bug this year,” Mack said. “It’s been a season to remember. That’s for sure. I’m just proud of our kids. I’m proud of our staff.”

Jackson junior quarterback Ben Olesen completed 5 of 13 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown. Senior running back Caviyon McCallister ran for 58 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns. Kamiak outgained Jackson 348 to 221.

The Knights host defending league champion Lake Stevens at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, at Goddard Stadium. The Vikings dismantled Glacier Peak 63-14.

 

NOTE

QUICK TREATMENT: Kamiak senior Xavier Henshaw suffered a broken tibia and fibula during the Jackson game, according to Craig Henshaw, Xavier’s father. Xavier had a titanium rod installed for his tibia break. Dr. Stephen Dahlberg from the Everett Clinic was on the scene immediately after the injury and set Henshaw’s leg and applied an air cast.

“We are incredibly thankful that he was there and acted so swiftly,” Craig Henshaw said in an email. “Mr. Dahlberg quickly assessed my son’s injury and was in contact with the hospital giving them updates before my son was transported via ambulance.”

Both teams met in the center of the field to pray for Henshaw. “We would like to thank both coaching staffs and players for their thoughts and prayers,” Craig Henshaw wrote.

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