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Wolves hand NK a drubbing
For the first time this season, SKs defense overshadowed its offense.
In a 47-0 pounding of North Kitsap, the South Kitsap High School football team recorded its first shutout of the season.
Yes, Ryan Cole rushed for 252 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries to increase his state-best rushing totals to 1,335 yards and 17 touchdowns. But its the bagel SK handed to NK that impressed SK coach D.J. Sigurdson the most.
That was really nice to see, Sigurdson said. We knew they (NK) were good on offense and knew that was a priority for them compared to their defense. Our defense really stepped it up.
NKs James Smith managed to run for 100 yards on 26 carries, but that accounted for half of NKs total yards.
SK outgained NK 499 to 206.
Cole, who plays safety on defense, said it was important for the defense to make a statement.
We needed to make a stand, Cole said. Our defense hasnt been on top of our games. Its mostly been the offense. We dominated North in the first half and our offense just capitalized on that.
The SK defense was led by junior inside linebacker Andy Sund, who finished with a game-high 23 tackles.
Sophomore Chris Anderson, who played only half a game before suffering a neck stinger, still managed 11 tackles.
Sund said the result against NK is a start, but the defense still has a lot to prove.
If felt good to keep that score at zero, Sund said. But weve got work to do. Weve got a big game this week (at Shelton). We just gotta keep going work on getting better.
Sigurdson said emotions will run high this week in preparation of Shelton.
Theyll get excited for it and Im sure theres a little pressure too, Sigurdson said. Its going to be a big game at (Sheltons) place.
Here are league standings, points for and against and overall standings through Oct. 15:
Shelton 4-1 4-2 184 139
South Kitsap 4-1 5-1 205 118
Gig Harbor 4-1 5-1 170 96
Bremerton 3-2 4-2 222 136
Port Angeles 3-2 4-2 144 71
Central Kitsap 1-4 2-4 131 171
Olympic 1-4 2-4 119 189
North Kitsap 0 -5 0-6 74 235