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FOOTBALL CAPSULE | Bellarmine Prep at South Kitsap

• Time: 7 tonight @ Joe Knowles Stadium

• Bellarmine Prep Coach: Tom Larsen, 11th year

• League Affiliation: Class 4A Narrows League

• Offensive formation: I-formation

• Defensive formation: 3-3 stack

• Last year’s Record: 12-2

• 2012 playoff results: Lost 49-21 against Skyline in the 4A state championship game.

• Key returners: DL/LB Nick Dionas, 6-1, 220, sr.; RB Jamal Ervin, 5-8, 175, jr.; WR/DB Drew Griffin, 6-0, 205, sr.; OL/DL Elijah Klein, 6-4, 300, sr.; WR/DB Garrett McKay, 5-9, 170, sr.; QB/DB Lou Millie, 5-10, 200, sr.; TE Nick Selden, 6-4, 220, sr.; WR/LB Brandon Thompson, 5-10, 195, sr..

• South Kitsap vs. Bellarmine Prep: South leads the series 23-7.

• Last meeting with Bellarmine Prep: The Wolves lost 31-12 on Sept. 21, 2012, at Bellarmine.

• Last week: The Lions defeated Central Kitsap 41-0.

• Eric Canton vs. Bellarmine Prep: 0-1.

• Overview: Bellarmine Prep’s emergence from mediocrity to 4A Narrows League power coincided with the arrival of quarterback Sefo Liufau in 2010. But the Lions have not regressed much, if at all, with Liufau now at the University of Colorado. Millie, who has transitioned from running back to quarterback, has plenty of options in the passing game with Griffin and McKay returning. While their offense has been productive, the Lions’ defense has been even better. Buoyed by the addition of sophomore transfer linebackers Erik Glueck and Noah Failauga, they have allowed just 9.3 points per game this season. South dominated the series with 11 consecutive wins against Bellarmine from 1989 to 2009. But that has changed as the Lions have a program-best three-game winning streak against the Wolves. They have outscored South 96-36 during that span. The Wolves’ last home against Bellarmine was 21-13 on Oct. 10, 2008.

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