Kamiak makes it look surprisingly easy

Knights upend league power Cascade, 33-8


Herald Writer

EVERETT — Has a new high school football power emerged in the Western Conference 4A?

Kamiak certainly made it look that way Friday night, cruising by Cascade 33-8 at Everett Memorial Stadium.

It was Kamiak’s second straight victory over the perennial powerhouse. The surprising Knights improved to 4-0 in the conference, 5-0 overall. Cascade dropped to 3-1, 4-1. The series between the two teams is now even at 3-3.

Doing much of the damage for Kamiak was Reid Wilson, son of Cascade head coach Rollie Wilson. The senior running back gained 115 yards on 20 carries to lead the Knights rushing attack, which steamrolled Cascade for 228 rushing yards.

"He played well," said Rollie Wilson, who will soon undergo prostate surgery, and will not coach another game this season. "As a coach, you always talk about giving everything on every play, every down. No. 37 (Reid Wilson), that’s what he was doing."

It was the first 100-yard game of Reid Wilson’s career, and it came on an emotional night. The Wilsons embraced shortly after the final seconds had ticked away on the clock.

"Reid has the heart of a champion," Kamiak coach Dan Mack said. "He’s the spitting image of his dad, but maybe a bit faster."

Kamiak took a quick 7-0 lead, and would later seal Cascade’s fate by scoring two toucdowns in 20 seconds.

The first came with 9:09 left in the half, when Justin Washington blasted through the Cascade defense on fourth-and-1 for a 5-yard TD.

Kamiak’s Dan Clumper recovered a fumble on Cascade’s first play of its ensuing possession at the Bruin 28-yard line.

Kamiak quarterback Ryan Jones immediately found receiver Mike Boyle, who juked his way to the end zone. Kamiak could not convert the extra point try, but still led the stunned Bruins 20-0 with 8:49 remaining in the half.

"Turnovers helped us out a lot tonight," Mack said. "And again, our offensive line did a great job."

Cascade, which turned the ball over four times, fumbled on its second play of the third quarter, and Kamiak’s Aaron Dockter pounced on the loose ball at the Cascade 29. After a Wilson 21-yard scamper, Jones faked a handoff to a teammate, then ran left for an easy score. The bootleg play gave the Knights a 26-0 lead with 10:10 remaining in the third. Jones completed nine of 18 passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Cascade finally found the end zone with 7:35 remaining in the third. Jerrell Jenkins’ 58-yard run set up an eventual 4-yard Jake Rideb TD run. Rideb then caught the 2-point conversion to cut Kamiak’s lead to 26-8.

Kamiak would then move down the field with ease once again. Jones and Haight hooked up on a 39-yard pass play to keep the drive alive. Washington capped the possession with a 1-yard plunge as the Knights took a 33-8 lead. Washington contributed 74 yards on 12 carries.

Kamiak used a reverses on the opening kickoff and its first play from scrimmage for a combined 54 yards. Jones then found a wide open Haight, who picked up 76 yard on four receptions, for 26 yards. Two plays later, Jason Mullavey hauled in a 7-yard TD pass from Jones for a 7-0 lead.

"This is really big for us," Reid Wilson said. "We didn’t think we were getting as much respect as last year. We want to be Wesco champs, and we probably will be."








Kamiak—Mullavey 7 pass from Jones (Leach kick)

Kamiak—Washington 5 run (Leach kick)

Kamiak—Boyle 28 pass from Jones (kick failed)

Kamiak—Jones 5 run (pass failed)

Cascade—Rideb 4 run (Rideb pass from Sweeny)

Kamiak—Washington 1 run (Leach kick)


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