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Speed thrills: Wolves run past Tahoma, 42-35

Adam Gascoyne scored two rushing touchdowns and ran back the second-half kickoff for a touchdown Friday night to lead South Kitsap to a 42-35 win over Tahoma. - Kenny Gatlin photo
Adam Gascoyne scored two rushing touchdowns and ran back the second-half kickoff for a touchdown Friday night to lead South Kitsap to a 42-35 win over Tahoma.
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Speed thrills.

South Kitsap's speedy backfield duo of Adam Gascoyne and Dominic Boddie combined for all six of South Kitsap's touchdowns as the Wolves built a big lead and held on for a 42-35 home win over Tahoma on Friday night.

After each of them had two rushing touchdowns to give SK a 28-7 halftime lead, Gascoyne took the opening kickoff of the second half and raced up the middle of the field untouched for a 93-yard score. The junior finished the game with 127 yards on nine carries, while Boddie, a senior, carried 10 times for 118 yards.

After Tahoma's bruising inside running game produced a third-quarter touchdown by fullback Zach Brown, the Wolves struck back with another big play from Boddie, who broke through the right side of the line and turned on the jets for a 50-yard TD that pushed SK's lead to 42-14.

The Wolves, who improved to 2-0 on the season, didn't score again, while Tahoma (1-1) mounted a comeback and pulled within 42-35 on Beau Riggs' 6-yard touchdown run with 1:39 left in the game.

Before Boddie and Gascoyne ignited the Wolves' offense, Tahoma started the game with two scoring opportunities on drives into South Kitsap territory.

The first drive ended when linebacker Kaleb Nelson knocked down a pass on third down, but the ensuing punt pinned the Wolves on their 1-yard line.

The Bears got the ball back and drove to the South 21-yard line before Bryce Broome intercepted a pass near the goal line.

Gascoyne broke loose for an 84-yard score late in the first quarter to get the Wolves on the board.

In the second quarter, Boddie took a toss around the left side and sprinted to the corner of the end zone to make it 14-0.

Then, after Nelson recovered a Tahoma fumble, Boddie ran 32 yards on the next play to put South up 21-0.

The Wolves capped the first half with an eight-play drive covering 65 yards, with Gascoyne scoring on a 3-yard run.

As explosive as South Kitsap's running backs were Friday night, quarterback Eddie Meisner was mostly ineffective in the passing game. He completed two of five passes for 27 yards and threw two interceptions.

The Wolves face a tough road game next Friday night at Olympia

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