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Cole rushes for 365 yards and five touchdowns

"It took South Kitsap High School junior running back Ryan Cole only one football game to rush for nearly 40 percent of his season total of 1,037 yards.He rushed for 365 yards and five touchdowns in SK's 35-22 Homecoming win against the North Kitsap Vikings Friday night at Joe Knowles Field.He now has 1,402 yards on the ground and 23 touchdowns after seven games.The Wolves (6-0 NL, 6-1 overall) only led 14-0 at halftime, but they answered furiously in the third quarter.SK had the opening possession of the third quarter and scored when Cole scampered 53 yards on the team's fourth play from scrimmage.SK coach D.J. Sigurdson wasn't comfortable with the lead yet.Wolves' kicker JImmy French successfully kicked an onside kick, which was recovered by junior Tyler Mayfield.On the first play from scrimmage Cole busted out for a 35-yard touchdown run to give SK a 28-0 lead.North Kitsap (3-3, 4-3) countered with a Neil Krech two-yard touchdown run.SK led 28-6 with North Kitsap failing to score on the two-point conversion.Trying to gain some momentum the Vikings also attempted an onside kick but SK recovered.Again Cole got the call and scored a touchdown from six yards out--his third of the quarter and fifth of the game.With a commanding 35-6 lead, Sigurdson put in his second and third string players with nearly nine minutes to play.The Vikings reeled off 16 points in the final minutes to make the score respectable.North Kitsap was led by Krech and Chris Allsop, who combined for more than 225 yards rushing.Despite the Vikings' success on the ground, the Wolves' defense made big plays and kept the Vikings offense from making big plays.SK junior cornerback Gary Snyder intercepted three Mike Holm passes in the first half.Snyder's first two picks resulted in a pair of SK touchdowns.Snyder snagged the first interception on the second play of the game.Nine plays and 58 yards later Cole had his first touchdown of the game, scoring from four yards out.North Kitsap started to drive on its next possession, going 57 yards to the eight yard line.But a Matt Christenbury sack on third down and one force the Vikings into a fourth down and eight.Holm attempted a pass but Snyder was there to pick it off.Five plays later Cole busted down the field 63 yards for his second touchdown.SK junior quarterback Travis Vetters started in place of senior Anthony Fein.Fein was ineligible to play because of a disciplinary problem at school.Sigurdson said as soon as Fein has served his punishment he should be back on the practice field Monday.Vetters didn't need to throw much because of the success of the running game.But Vetters had a nice eight-yard pass to Mayfield and a 20-yard pass play with senior Josh Chilton.The Wolves host Peninsula next Friday at 7 p.m. for the final Bridge Divison game of the season. "

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