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FOOTBALL CAPSULE | South Kitsap at Olympia

South Kitsap (1-3) at Olympia (3-1)

• Time: 3 p.m. Saturday @ Ingersoll Stadium

• Olympia Coach: Bill Beattie, 19th year

• League Affiliation: Class 4A Narrows League

• Offensive formation: Multiple

• Defensive formation: 4-3

• Last year’s Record: 4-6

• 2012 playoff results: Olympia lost 41-38 in the state play-in game at Auburn.

• Key returners: LB Elijah De La Cruz, 5-9, 195, sr.; WR/DB Mitch Fetting, 6-0, 180, sr.; OL Jimmy Fish, 6-2, 215, sr.; RB Cedar Frost, 5-11, 200, sr.; OL/DL Dan Dongovin, 6-2, 245, sr.; WR Cooper Murphy, 5-9, 170, sr.; RB Caden Waggoner, 5-10, 210, sr.

• South Kitsap vs. Olympia: The Bears lead the series 7-3.

• Last meeting with Olympia: South lost 15-14 on Sept. 28, 2012.

• Last week: Olympia won 54-6 at Stadium.

• Eric Canton vs. Olympia: 0-1.

• Overview: Last year’s home loss against the Bears might have been the most frustrating of Canton’s tenure at South. Olympia, which was the Narrows League’s most steady program during the last decade, was en route to its first losing record since 2004. Meanwhile, the Wolves had a 3-1 record and were eying their first state-playoff berth in three years. But South committed 10 penalties and allowed Tanner Hartsoch to beat its defense for a late 39-yard touchdown pass to reduce its lead to 14-13. With kicker Randy Jones sidelined with a concussion, sophomore Kaden Wilson found Hartsoch for the decisive two-point conversion. The result had significant playoff implications as Olympia narrowly lost its 4A state play-in game at Auburn, while the Wolves were blown out at Camas. The Bears won 28 consecutive regular-season league games before the Wolves defeated them 10-6 in 2009. Despite that, beating the Bears always has presented a challenge for South. Since the programs began meeting on a yearly basis in 2007, Olympia has won five of the six meetings. The Wolves’ lone win in the series required an 82-yard fake punt run for a touchdown by Leon La Deaux.

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