Kamiak went to its air attack early and often in a 35-6 drubbing of Shorewood Sept. 28 at Shoreline Stadium.
Knights’ quarterback Cub Jansen threw four touchdown passes in the first half as Kamiak took a 35-0 lead into the break.
“They spread your defense around and get one-on-one matchups,” Shorewood coach Andrew Hershey said. “They did a good job against us obviously. We were hoping to get more pressure on their quarterback. We forced them to throw early a few times but not enough.”
Jansen passed for 154 yards, completing 6-of-8 throws. Justin Glenn added 60 yards rushing on 11 carries and caught a 51-yard touchdown pass and scored on a 6-yard run.
Kamiak improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Western Conference South Division while Shorecrest fell to 0-5 in the conference and overall.
Mistakes ended several Shorewood drives. The Thunderbirds turned the ball over three times on two fumbles and an interception.
Still, Hershey saw growth from his team from previous weeks.
“There’s definitely improvement,” Hershey said. “Our effort was strong the whole game. We just let them do some things defensively and couldn’t stop them at times.”
“I think it’s the best our offensive line’s played all year,” Kamiak had 10 defenders in the box and we were able to gain five, six yards consistently.”
Shorewood scored its lone touchdown on a 27-yard pass from Tyler Host to Luke Nelson in the fourth quarter. Host came on in relief of starter Jon-O Hendricks who was banged up.
Hendricks threw for 16 yards on 3-of-7 passing and was intercepted once.
Nathan Cook led Shorewood with 49 yards rushing on 11 attempts. Dorian Lair added 43 yards on 10 carries.