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Onward to state
South Kitsap's drive to the Narrows League Bridge Division championship rested on the legs of Stephen Tucker.
But the Wolves' route to state came from a different set of backs.
While Tucker sat out most of the game, Ryan Williams and Sean Allison filled in as the Wolves claimed a 28-20 win Saturday night against Kamiak at Roy Anderson Field in the Class 4A state preliminary round.
South (7-3), which advances to state for the first time since 2002, plays Graham-Kapowsin (7-3) next week.
The Wolves got there behind the 64 yards and two touchdowns from Williams and Allison, who had 132 yards and a touchdown.
But they also accomplished it with Tester, who had 91 passing yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to Leon La Deaux that gave the Wolves a 13-7 lead at halftime.
Kamiak (7-3) gained the lead for the final time when quarterback Jacob Jansen found Tommy Benz for a 6-yard touchdown with 4 minutes, 40 seconds left in the third quarter. The score capped a 15-play, 70-yard drive.
Williams then scored on an 11-yard run late in the third quarter -- and finished the series with a successful two-point conversion run -- and added the Wolves' final touchdown with 8:16 left in the game on a 9-yard run.
The Knights scored with 1:04 left when Jansen again found Benz for a 12-yard score, but the extra point failed and an onside kick attempt went out of bounds.
It was the only drive where the Knights were able to move the ball after Justin Glenn, a University of Washington commit, left the game with 5:27 remaining in the third quarter.
Glenn, who had 134 yards on nine carries, gave the Knights the lead when he broke a tackle and had the game's longest play -- a 91-yard scoring run. But Allison responded with a 46-yard run that set up his own 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter as the Wolves began to establish momentum as they outscored the Knights in each of the last three quarters.