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Anderson delivers as fill-in QB

South Kitsap Coach D.J. Sigurdson was sufficiently recovered from his emergency appendectomy surgery to return to the sidelines on Friday night. - Jesse Beals/Staff Photo
South Kitsap Coach D.J. Sigurdson was sufficiently recovered from his emergency appendectomy surgery to return to the sidelines on Friday night.
— image credit: Jesse Beals/Staff Photo

South Kitsap coach D.J. Sigurdson might have the same starting quarterback in consecutive years when the 2009 season kicks off.

It’s a luxury that Sigurdson hasn’t had since Kyle Pease in 2004-05 — it’s just not one he had anticipated.

Senior Bryan Dorsey was slated to start at quarterback, but he tore meniscus in his right knee and had surgery Sept. 3.

That left the 6-foot-3, 197-pound junior Gordy Anderson, who completed all three of his passes for 20 yards last season, as the starter.

He completed 5 of 9 passes for 41 yards in the Wolves’ 44-6 win Friday against Stadium. Sigurdson said the Tigers tried to disguise and mix their defensive packages to confuse Anderson, but the quarterback didn’t throw any interceptions.

“He did a really good job,” Sigurdson said. “He kept his poise all night long.”

Anderson said he was nervous early in the game, but gained confidence as the game progressed. He said he won’t prepare differently this week as the Wolves get ready for their first road game at 5 p.m. Friday against Central Kitsap at Silverdale Stadium.

“I’m just glad I got the jitters out,” Anderson said. “CK is going to be a little better.”

Dorsey, a senior, hopes to play against the Cougars. He said he already is jogging, but won’t rush to return if he’s not ready.

Despite the disappointment of missing the first game, Dorsey (6-1, 170) said he was upbeat about the team’s performance.

“It’s exciting to see the way my teammates played,” he said. “They’re fired up every play and excited. It’s everything I expected this year.”

• New coach: Marcus Logue, a student-teacher in South’s social-studies department, was hired as an assistant coach. Logue, 22, played football, basketball and baseball at Port Townsend High School before graduating in 2004. He graduated last spring from Washington State University.

Logue said Jim Fairweather, another assistant coach and social-studies teacher, told him about the opening.

He replaces Dustin Booth, who remains in the South Kitsap School District, but elected not to return to the program.

Logue said he’s wanted to coach and this position gives him an opportunity.

“I can learn a lot from these coaches,” he said. “They have endless football knowledge, and the kids respect them.”

• Sigurdson Returns: One week after undergoing an appendectomy, Sigurdson was back coaching the Wolves.

He actually returned to practice earlier in the week. Sigurdson, who has a 84-32 record in his 12th year as South’s coach, said he had a doctor’s appointment before the Stadium game and received a positive prognosis.

He said he feels well.

The win against Stadium also tied him with Stener Kvinsland, who guided the Wolves to an 84-47-5 record from 1941-57, for the second most wins in program history.

South’s career wins leader is Ed Fisher, who went 196-49 from 1974-96.

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