Oak Harbor’s Powerful Ground Game Shines in Win Over Knights


Thursday Sep 8th 2016 4A/3A WesCo Boys Football
Goddard Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kamiak 7 0 7 7 21
Oak Harbor 14 14 13 14 55


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Oak Harbor’s Powerful Ground Game Shines in Win Over Knights
By Steve Dion

A light slate of games to kick off week two of the high school football season took place Thursday included a WesCo clash featuring the visiting Oak Harbor Wildcats and host Kamiak Knights at Goddard Stadium. Both teams won in their season opener; which squad would push their record to 2-0?

Oak Harbor was off to the races early as they intercepted Kamiak on the first play of the game. This led to a 46-yard rumble to the pylon by Princeton Lollar Jr. who lived in the endzone all night long. Kamiak responded with a 5-yard strike from Matt Merk to Ben Barton.

However, the Wildcats powerful running game with Taeson Hardin and Lollar started to take its toll on the Knights defense and they started to take a control of the game. They led by three scores at the break.

As the second half wore on, the push up front by the staunch Oak Harbor offensive line helped the offense sustain drives and finish in the red zone. The Knights found the endzone twice more, but they could not surmount the massive lead accumulated by the Cats. Oak Harbor finished with over 600 yards on the ground and looks tough. The Wildcats 2-0 start may just be the tip of the iceberg for Coach Jay Turner’s bruisers from Whidbey Island.

The Final Score:
Oak Harbor 55, Kamiak 21.

Top Performer

Oak Harbor

Princeton Lollar Jr.- 3 TDs
Taeson Hardin- 3 TDs

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Gotell Buzzer-Beater Keeps Cascade Unbeaten

Gotell Buzzer-Beater Keeps Cascade Unbeaten
By Steve Dion

Friday- January 15th 2016 Boys 4A Wesco
Cascade High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kamiak 12 17 18 12 59
Cascade 13 20 14 14 61

Cascade senior Drew Magaoay

Reginald Scodeller Gymansium at Cascade High School was buzzing Friday night as the last two Wesco 4A teams undefeated in league play met to determine divisional dominance. Kamiak showed their advantage in the paint early with an interior combo of Coleman Grayson and Gavin Patrick who jockeyed for post presence and finished high-percentage buckets. Drew Magaoay countered for the Bruins with 14 first half points. Additionally, the Cascade defense which stepped up all night was kickstarted by Brennen Hancock who blocked several shots which led to transition scoring.

Christian Clausen began his lights-out shooting display for Kamiak by draining four from downtown in the first half. The junior guard matched that total in the final two quarters for a team-high 24. He helped erase a growing deficit and the Bruins took a four point lead to the locker room.

Kamiak’s combo of Grayson and Clausen continued to rack up their scoring totals in the third frame gradually swinging momentum in the Knights’ favor. The Bruins ability to get to the free-throw line and earn points from the stripe was an integral component of their third quarter offense. A wild series of back-and-forth possessions in the final thirty second of the third frame set up a highly anticipated final frame as the crowd filled the gym with excitement.

Entering the final quarter in a 47-47 deadlock, the Bruins took the lead on a 7-0 run only to be outdone by eight unanswered points by the Knights. With one minute remaining in regulation, the scoreboard read 59-59. A series of possessions for both sides resulted in no points and the threat of overtime looming. Hancock was set to inbound with 4.6 seconds remaining from near midcourt. Averting a five-second call, he tossed it in to an open Isaiah Gotell. The senior forward drove to the baseline, elevated, drew contact, hoisted up a shot. Nothing but net! The massive Cascade student section rushed onto the floor as the home team defended their home court and undefeated league record.

The Final Score
Cascade 61, Kamiak 59.

Top Performers:
Drew Magaoay- 22 points
Isaiah Gotell- 18 points (game-winner)

Christian Clausen- 24 points (8 3-pt FG’s)

4A State Football Rankings Week 9


4A State Football Rankings Week 9
By Steven Dion

There has been a little movement this week with teams in the Top 10. Federal Way jumped a couple of spots to number 6.  Here is our breakdown of the top teams in the 4A Classification.

1) Camas 9-0, 6-0 League
Coach Eagle has his eyes set on unfinished business from 2013. The Papermakers season will likely wrap up in the woodshed again, but can they raise the hardware?

2) Bothell 9-0, 6-0 League
These Cougars has some serious firepower posting a 422-79 combined scoring tally in the regular season. The blue and white have the pieces to contend.

3) Chiawana 8-1, 7-0 League
Don’t sleep on the reigning champs. This team posted another solid season with the lone loss a non-league clash with fire-breathing Papermakers.

4) Gig Harbor 8-1, 6-0 League
The Tides are playing like tsunamis right now as Coach Chantler’s gradual building of a program has a Narrows 4A title in the bank and a great deal of momentum heading into the playoffs.

5) Union 8-1, 5-1 League
A team that has shown the ability to rise up in nail biters can bode well in November when most games are settled in the waning minutes. The mighty, mighty Titans are not a team to take lightly.

6) Federal Way 7-2, 5-0 League
The Eagles have been dominant since opening the season with a pair of losses. With a healthy linebacker unit and game-breaker Chico McClatcher, the sky is the limit.

7) Kentwood 8-1, 4-0 League
A staunch defense is the cornerstone of Conks football and the regular season did not disappoint as only 78 points have been surrendered in 9 games thus far.

8) Lake Stevens 8-1, 6-0 League
Clawing out a victory over Kamiak may be just what the doctor ordered as the Viks prepare for the postseason. The more reps young Eason gets, the more dangerous Lake Stevens becomes.

9) Gonzaga Prep 8-1, 6-1 League
The parity in the Greater Spokane league has given the Bullpups a well-balanced schedule in which there has not been any push-over weeks. A league championship may not be enough for Prep.

10) Graham-Kapowsin 8-1, 5-1 League
The second of two SPSL Eagles in the top ten rankings finished second to Emerald Ridge in the league standings, but are a top ten talent in the state. Foster Sarell can wreak havoc moving forward.

On the Bubble:
Wenatchee 8-1, 6-0 League
Emerald Ridge 7-2, 6-0 League
Kamiak 7-2, 6-1 League


Lake Stevens Captures 4A Wesco


Friday Oct. 24th 2014 4A Boys Football
Frank Goddard Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lake Stevens 7 7 13 10 37
Kamiak 14 7 0 13 34

Game Recap below

Lake Stevens Captures 4A Wesco
By Colin Caruso

On the day of tragedy, with all the news stations surrounding the Marysville community and Wesco Conference, two teams met to play for the Wesco regular season title, Lake Stevens and Kamiak. There was a 30 second moment of silence for the victims of the horrific incident that took place just hours before at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. These two teams, both 5-1, both lost to the same Marysville-Pilchuck High in out of league play.

It was a somber atmosphere to begin, but the action began right away. Lake Stevens struck first with a Jacob Eason pass to Tevin Gray to go up 7-0. But Kamiak responded with the next 21 points, one touchdown coming from a Tyler Becker pass, and another with his legs. With just 7 seconds remaining in the first half, Lake Stevens fought within a score with another Eason pass to Gray, cutting the Kamiak lead to 21-14.

This game completely shifted in the third quarter. The momentum seemed to be entirely with the Lake Stevens Vikings, and they only ran two offensive plays from scrimmage in the quarter. The Vikings scored on a punt return from Brandon Otis, and then on a two play, both Andrew Grimes runs, a 56 yard drive for another score, to bounce ahead 27-21.

Kamiak answered with a beautiful pass and catch from Becker to Nate Shubert, but Grimes was not done for the Vikings. Eason had to throw the ball one time in the second half, because Grimes took over. He scored on another run, this time 48 yards, to seal the win for the Vikings. Lake Stevens will now be the #1 team in 4A Wesco in the playoffs, with Kamiak secured as the #2 team.

Top Performers:
Lake Stevens
Jacob Eason – 12-20 for 148 yards, 2TD
Tevin Gray – 5 catches for 78 yards, 2TD
Andrew Grimes – 17 carries for 228 yards, 2TD

Tyler Becker – 12-15 for 219, 3TD, rushing TD
JoJo Binda Jr. – 13 carries for 71 yards

Bellarmine Lights up Knights in Opening Round of Playoffs


Saturday Nov 9th 2013 4A Boys Football
Mt. Tahoma High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kamiak 14 0 0 7 21
Bellarmine Prep 28 21 7 7 62

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Bellarmine Lights up Knights in Opening Round of Playoffs
By Steven Dion

On the same night Bellarmine Prep Lions’ former quarterback Sefo Liufau made his homecoming as starting quarterback for the Colorado Buffaloes against the Washington Huskies, Bellarmine was set to host a first-round playoff game at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The perennial 4A powerhouse from the Narrows League was the runner-up in the state finals last year with Liufau at the helm and ended the regular season at 7-2 eager to visit the Tacoma Dome in December once again. However, the Kamiak Knights from the Wesco League were eager to apply their ground-and-pound attack to challenge the Lions.

The scoring spree started early as BPHS Lou Millie tallied a touchdown on a 19-yard QB keeper. On the ensuing kickoff, Bellarmine recovered a fumble and capitalized on one of Nathan Goltermann’s four scores of the ball game. Kamiak responded by incorporating their big tight end Henderson Belk in the aerial attack, culminating in a 24-yard TD reception. However, the Knights could not stop the balanced offense of Prep and trailed 42-14 at halftime.

An early touchdown after the half by Goltermann allowed the clock to roll without stoppage as Bellarmine led by over 40. Kamiak found the end zone for the third and final time on a one-yard QB sneak by Connor Alexander. The Lions’ reserves were incorporated in the second half and a 56 yard scamper for six by Ahmad Lewis put an exclamation point on a well-executed game by the home team.
Bellarmine advances to the round of sixteen, Kamiak’s season is over.

Top Performers:

Bellarmine Prep
Nathan Goltermann – 4 rushing TDs of 56, 8, 3, and 2 yards

Jackson Homecoming Thwarted by Kamiak


Friday Oct. 4 2013 4A Boys Football
Everett Memorial Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Kamiak 14 7 7 7 35
Jackson 0 7 7 6 20

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Jackson Homecoming Thwarted by Kamiak
By Colin Caruso

In the second game of the night at Everett Memorial Stadium, the Kamiak Knights took on the Jackson Timberwolves in Jackson’s homecoming game. Jackson packed the stands in a blackout, but Kamiak and their offensive line were too much for Jackson to handle throughout the contest. Kamiak received the opening kickoff, marched straight down the field and capped off the drive with a Tyler Webley touchdown run. No passes were attempted on the drive.

Kamiak forced a Jackson punt on Jackson’s first possession, and Brady Methven returned the punt all the way to the Jackson 2 yard line. A bad snap on the next play kept Jackson in the contest, as the Timberwolves leaped on the ball deep in their own territory and secured the recovery. However, Kamiak’s defense held strong again, forced another punt, and put together another nice drive. The drive was capped by an Austin Hall rushing touchdown. He also added the two point conversion run to take the lead 14-0 after the first frame.

Jackson got on the board early in the second quarter with a much needed score, a 64 yard scamper by senior Nick White to close the gap to 14-7. But Kamiak’s Hall answered the call again, punching in another rushing TD to take the lead 21-7 into halftime.

The Knights forced a three and out on Jackson’s possession following the halftime festivities, and punted to Methven again. This time he wasn’t brought down, and ran all the way down the far sideline for an early score in the third quarter, pushing the lead to 28-7 in favor of the Knights. Jackson was not phased, and White ran for another touchdown for the Timberwolves to get them back in the contest at 28-14. But Kamiak’s offensive and defensive lines were too tough for the Timberwolves, with Webley rushing for another score in the fourth quarter. Jackson was able to get on the board again late in the fourth, but Kamiak took the contest by a final of 35-20.

Top Performers:
Austin Hall – 2 rushing TD
Tyler Webley – 2 rushing TD

Nick White – 2 rushing TD