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Wolves hand NK a drubbing

For the first time this season, SK’s 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.”

NK’s James Smith managed to run for 100 yards on 26 carries, but that accounted for half of NK’s 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 hasn’t been on top of our games. It’s 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 we’ve got work to do. We’ve 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.

“They’ll get excited for it and I’m sure there’s a little pressure too,” Sigurdson said. “It’s going to be a big game at (Shelton’s) place.”

FOOTBALL

Narrows League

BRIDGE DIVISION

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

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