Update | Kentwood rolls over Kentridge in week five | Football roundup
By KRIS HILL
Covington Reporter Assisitant Editor
October 2, 2012 · Updated 6:56 PM
Week five of South Puget Sound League North football proved to be a roller coaster ride as Kentwood remains atop the division standings and undefeated.
KENTWOOD RIPS OFF 28 POINTS IN SECOND QUARTER
Kentwood struggled in its first drive against Kentridge Sept. 29 at French Field but got in the groove offensively in the second quarter en route to a 38-6 win.
The Conquerors chewed up nearly seven minutes of clock in the first quarter but missed a field goal while the Chargers couldn’t do anything offensively, either.
Then Kentwood scored 28 points in the second quarter to take a commanding lead into the locker room at halftime.
Jackson Huerta started the scoring frenzy off with a 34-yard touchdown reception with 10 minutes, 34 seconds left in the first half.
Kentwood’s defense set up the next touchdown after the ball was stripped on the Kentridge eight yard line. Conks quarterback Dane Manio handed the ball off to Dominic Lindstrom who scampered in for the score little more than a minute after Kentwood first got on the board.
Huerta struck again with 46 seconds left in the half with a 65 yard punt return for the score as he flew down the sideline in front of the Kentwood bench to make it 28-0.
Kentridge’s Derrick Bell found some running room late in the game. First, he broke out a 25 yard run to the Kentwood 12 then on the next play took it from there to score but the Chargers were unable to put the two point conversion together, making it 38-6 with 5:41 left in the game.
Kentridge then successfully recovered the onside kick but a fumble by the Chargers which was recovered by Josiah Bronson for the Conks ended that drive with 3:33 left on the clock.
Kentwood improved to 5-0 in the SPSL North and remained in first place while Kentridge dropped to 2-2.
KENTLAKE FALLS AT AUBURN
Gunner Terrio kicked the first field of the season for Kentlake while Riley Higgins had three rushing touchdowns but it wasn’t enough to hold off Auburn which won 28-24 Sept. 27 in a game broadcast on ROOT Sports.
After losing its first game of the season to Kentwood, Auburn has rattled off four straight wins in the South Puget Sound League North division, and has improved to 4-1 in league play. Kentlake with the loss dropped to 2-2 in league play and 3-2 overall.
The Falcons couldn’t contain Trojan standout Harold Lee, who had three touchdowns and totaled 171 yards rushing to help his team overcome a 17-7 deficit at halftime.
Kentlake will host Mount Rainier at 7 p.m. next Saturday at French Field in Kent.
TAHOMA STEAMROLLS MOUNT RAINIER
Tahoma hosted Mount Rainier Sept. 29 in a 55-14 victory.
The Bears scored all their points in the first half, 27 in the first quarter and 28 in the second while allowing the Rams to score one touchdown in each half.
With the win Tahoma improved to 3-1 in league play.
Tahoma travels to French Field Friday night to take on Kentridge. Kick off is at 7.
Kent-Meridian handed another narrow loss
After taking a 15-7 lead into halftime Kent-Meridian couldn’t hold off another comeback, this time against non-league opponent Spanaway Lake, losing 18-15 Sept. 28.
Quincy Carter scored first with a 79-yard run followed by a successful two-point conversion on the first quarter for the Royals.
Randall Cooper put together a pick-six when he pulled in an interception and ran it back 30 yards for the touchdown in the second quarter.
The Sentinels answered with 10 points in the second then went ahead on a 10-yard run by Treyvonn Martin which was followed by a 2-point conversion in the fourt quarter.
Kent-Meridian is 1-3 in league and 1-4 overall.
This Friday at 7 p.m. Kent-Meridian hosts Auburn Riverside at French Field.
Contact Covington Reporter Assisitant Editor Kris Hill at email@example.com or (425) 432-1209, ext. 5054.