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FOOTBALL CAPSULE | Yelm at South Kitsap

South Kitsap (1-4) vs. Yelm (3-2)

• Time: 7 tonight @ Joe Knowles Stadium

• Yelm Coach: Jason Ronquillo, first year

• League Affiliation: Class 4A Narrows League

• Offensive formation: Multiple

• Defensive formation: 3-3

• Last year’s Record: 5-5

• 2012 playoff results: Yelm did not qualify for the playoffs.

• Key returners: OL William Benbrook, 5-10, 200, sr.; QB Quinton Buck, 5-9, 170, sr.; LB Cody Burk, 5-9, 205, sr.; TE/DL Kollin Crown, 6-3, 225, jr.; WR/DB Greg Martin, 6-0, 175, sr.; DL Nathan Mix, 6-0, 210, sr.; DB Victor Munoz, 5-8, 160, sr.; RB/LB Aaron Rivera, 5-11, 190, sr.

• South Kitsap vs. Yelm: South leads the series 1-0.

• Last meeting with Yelm: South won 45-3 on Oct. 5, 2012.

• Last week: The Tornados lost 23-14 at Central Kitsap.

• Eric Canton vs. Yelm: 1-0.

• Overview: After Randy Swilley stepped down in December, Yelm hired Ronquillo from Hoquiam. During his six seasons at Hoquiam, Ronquillo helped lead the Grizzlies to the 1A state playoffs in each of his last three seasons. Hoquiam also won its first outright league title last year since 1979. Yelm has not played any of 4A Narrows’ title contenders — Bellarmine Prep, Gig Harbor or Olympia — yet. While the Tornados have a winning record, their victories have come against Highline, Stadium and Shelton. Those teams have a combined 1-14 record and have been outscored 578-106 by their opponents.

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