Week six sets up critical showdowns for Kent, Tahoma teams | Football

Week six set up some critical showdowns on the football field for week seven in the South Puget Sound League 4A North.

While Kentwood held off Rogers of Puyallup on the road in a non-league game, Tahoma came away with a big win over Kentridge, putting the Conquerors at 6-0 in league while the Bears are 5-1.Tahoma, with its only league loss to Auburn three weeks ago, hosts Kentwood Friday night.

After the dust settles on week seven the SPSL North playoff picture may become a little clearer.Kentlake comes off a 55-10 victory over Mount Rainier Oct. 6 to take on Kentridge, which will try to bounce back after its loss toTahoma.

Meanwhile, Kent-Meridian put together its second win of the season with a 24-7 victory over Auburn Riverside.

Big second half for Tahoma

The Bears scored 22 points in the second to overcome a 16-10 halftime deficit and beat the Chargers 32-23 at home Oct. 5.A significant chunk of Tahoma's points were scored on defense.

Joey Lutton scooped up a fumble and ran it 46 yards for the Bears first touchdown.

Dallas Hayes returned a fumble 25 yards for a score. Damon Funk had a 56-yard interception return.Tahoma's only offensive touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Shane Nelson threw a four-yard pass to Harold Thordarson for the score. Meanwhile, Evan Greenwood kicked a pair of field goals for the Bears.

Nelson finished the night 28-for-50 passing for 332 yards and a touchdown.Jimmie Davis took the ball and ran it 81 yards for a Kentridge touchdown while Sebastian Bertulli had a pair of scores, one in the air on a 19-yard pass from Travis McGuire and one on the ground on a 38-yard run.

Elijah Suka led the Bears defense with 13 solo tackles to go along with a blocked kick.

Non-league test for Kentwood

The Conquerors put up 20 points in the second half for a 31-23 victory over the Rams on the road Oct. 4.Kentwood had a slim 11-10 lead at halftime in a what proved to be a back-and-forth contest against Rogers.

Ryan Dozier, who is a standout player on the Conks defense, put Kentwood on the board with a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Kentwood scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to pull away, a 3-yard run by Chance Kalua-Fuimaono and Jackson Huerta with another big play on a 57-yard punt return.From there, the Conks relied on the leg of kicker Mitchell Cox, who hit a pair of 26-yard field goals in the fourth while holding the Rams to a touchdown.Kalua-Fuimaono rushed for 153 yards on 20 carries to go along with his touchdown.

Kentlake steamrolls Mount Rainier

In Kentlake's 55-10 victory Oct. 6 over Mount Rainier, eight different players scored touchdowns for the Falcons.Quarterback Steffin Church had two short rushing touchdowns and threw for three.

John Morasch started the scoring with a 15-yard reception, Jordan Axelson had a 1-yard run into the end zone, Caleb Mathena caught a 52-yard strike, Marshall Jones hauled in a 38-yard pass from Church, Amani Brown had an 81-yard kick off return,

Nu'u Vaifale ran it in from three yards out and Jake Summer came in at quarterback to throw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Derek Scott to finish it off.Kentlake scored 21 points in the first quarter and never looked back. With the win the Falcons improve to 4-2 in league.This Friday night Kentlake takes on Kentridge at 7 at French Field.


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