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By David Pan 

Bearcats blank Knights 43-0 | Football


September 20, 2017

Kamiak wasn’t able to slow down a high-powered Monroe offense.

The Bearcats produced more than 400 total yards of offense to defeat the Knights 43-0 in the Wesco 4A football season opener for both teams Friday, Sept. 15, at Goddard Stadium.

The Kamiak offense didn’t cross the goal line, but the Knights were able to move the ball on the ground.

Senior running back Ben Barton rushed for 103 yards on 18 carries, his third game with more than 100 yards.

“We had some bright spots,” Kamiak coach Dan Mack said. “The score wasn’t indicative of some of the bright spots. The game was won in the trenches. Our kids battled. Our kids competed the entire game.”

Monroe running back Isaiah Lewis rushed for 200 yards on 19 carries with three touchdowns. The Bearcat passing attack also was effective with quarterback Jaedyn Prewitt completing 18 of 26 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Efton Chism II caught five passes for 69 yards and one touchdown.

Kamiak junior quarterback Matt Merk completed 10 of 25 passes for 81 yards. Senior wide receiver Joseph Prikhodko collected seven passes for 65 yards.

The Knights (0-1 in the league, 1-2 overall) look to regroup against district rival Mariner at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22 at Goddard Stadium. The Marauders (0-1, 1-2) also lost their league opener, 14-3 to Lake Stevens.

Mack is looking for Kamiak to cut down on its turnovers and to be patient on offense.

“Our tackling is going to have to improve,” Mack added. “Mariner is a very fine team. They have some good athletes. We’re going to have to be at our best.”

The Marauders beat Kamiak 22-12 in last year’s contest.

The Knights 12-0 late in the third quarter before Mariner scored three unanswered touchdowns to pull out the victory.


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