Knights pull away from Seagulls in 2nd half | Football
Last updated 9/22/2021 at 1:42pm
Kamiak shook off a tough first half with three unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter to cruise to a 47-20 victory over Everett in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 17, at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Senior Wesley Garrett was the workhorse for the Knights (3-0), rushing for 223 yards on 10 carries with three touchdowns. He also caught a pass for a TD.
“Wesley and Nolan (Martin) and the guys up front played lights out,” Kamiak coach Bryant Thomas said. “Wesley is doing what I expected of him.”
Martin carried the ball four times for 65 yards and two TDs. He also recorded four tackles and had nine assists on defense.
Kamiak took a 7-6 lead on a 5-yard TD run by Garrett in the first quarter. Garrett extended the Knights’ advantage to 14-6 on a 55-yard touchdown run before the Seagulls cut the lead to 14-12 at halftime.
Everett recovered an onside kick and a Kamiak fumble in the first half.
“We put ourselves behind the eight ball,” Thomas said. “Everett is a much-improved team with talented players, who gave us a big-time challenge.”
Quarterback Ben’tre Worthy connected on a 76-yard scoring strike to Garrett in the third quarter. Martin then scored on a 7-yard run and Garrett ran 22 yards for a score. In the fourth quarter, Martin had a 44-yard TD run, and Jimmy Garmire scored on a 10-yard run.
Thomas is impressed by Kamiak’s defense.
“The defense is doing their job,” he said. “They’re playing fast, which is what we preach to them. They get 11 guys to the ball. They’re creating turnovers.”
The offensive line is moving their counterparts on defense. Thomas said the Knights have one of the biggest lines in the area with every lineman weighing 250 pounds or more.
“We’ve got good size. Size won’t ever be a problem,” Thomas said.
The Knights face Cascade at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Everett Memorial Stadium.
“We need to focus on coming out on offense and executing better than we have been,” Thomas said. “We’re just not executing at a high level. We have to take care of the ball.”