SK takes anger out on Trojans

After giving up an opening-drive touchdown to the Olympic Trojans, the South Kitsap High School football team decided it wasn’t about to have another Narrows League underdog make a statement Friday at the SK football field.

Fresh off a 21-13 upset loss to Central Kitsap, SK (3-1, 4-1 overall) put the clamps on Olympic (1-3, 2-3) and reeled off 48 points before Olympic put up 16 points in the fourth quarter.

The Wolves defense held the Trojans to 196 total yards of offense.

On the other side of the ball, SK ran up 460 yards of total offense.

It was only halfway through the third quarter when SK went to its reserves, and the sophomore team that Olympic was able to break through for a pair of touchdowns to make the score a little more respectable.

Seven different Olympic running backs combined for 127 yards on 39 carries, though only 93 came against SK’s starting defense.

It didn’t help when Olympic star running back Jarrell Nelson went down with a game-ending ankle injury on his second carry of the game.

While Olympic’s offense struggled, SK’s flourished on the ground and through the air.

Ryan Cole led the ground game with 17 carries for 204 yards and four touchdowns.

Victor Valle also gained 53 yards on five carries.

Other SK reserves combined for 76 yards.

Quarterback Travis Vetters was perfect in the air, going 6 for 6 for 114 yards and a touchdown.

After an impressive opening drive, it looked like Olympic was going to give SK a tough contest.

But the Wolves scored on six of their next seven possessions, while the Trojans couldn’t sustain a drive of more than six plays until they threatened SK in the final minutes of the second quarter.

Tight end Josh Meeker, who had 70 yards on three catches, said the Olympic’s opening drive motivated the team to stop every aspect of Olympic’s game.

“We were determined to stop them the rest of the game,” Meeker said. “We came out strong tonight. We lost last week and wanted to come out here and show how we really play South Kitsap football.”

Olympic had an opportunity to cut SK’s lead to three touchdowns in the waning minutes of the second quarter.

The Trojans started their drive from its own 29-yard line and drove 50 yards to the SK 21-yard line.

But on fourth down and one to go SK defensive end John Enbom sacked Gratz to end the half.

Olympic quarterback Will Gratz struggled, going four of 17 for 55 yards. The Trojans failed to score until Luke Switzer’s 9-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter against SK’s sophomore team.

Switzer added the game’s final touchdown on a 43-yard fumble return late in the quarter.

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