Ed Troxel Scholarship Golf Tournament

Parents and Community Members: I’m forwarding an email from Rob Ellsworth regarding the Ed Troxel Scholarship Golf Tournament.  Coach Troxel was our beloved Kennewick High Football Coach during the 1980’s.  His tradition of excellence lives on through his Scholarship program supporting KSD students.  This year’s event is May 2nd. Please consider your involvement.

Appreciatively,

Bill Templeton, Head Football Coach – Kennewick High School

Dear Kennewick Football Families,

Beginning this year, the Ed Troxel Foundation is not only supporting KSD student scholarships, but also our football programs.  On May 2nd at Canyon Lakes, we will be a key player in the Ed Troxel Golf Tradition.  Our program is guaranteed $3000 from this event, but we need our Lion family to support and participate, so the Troxel Foundation can continue this with us and grow it even further.

Please visit www.EdTroxel.com to either register to participate in golfing &/or be a hole sponsor.

Thanks and Go Lions!


Rob Ellsworth | CCIM

Managing Broker

Windermere Real Estate | Tri.Cities

2014 All Conference Selections

2014 Mid Columbia Conference All-League Selections

1st Team4 aroyyo5 kutzke34 vallier

Mike Vallier - 12 - LB

Josh Kutzke - 12 - ST

Anthony Arroyo - 12 - P

 

2nd Team28 norwood

DJ Dyer - 11 - OL

Dwight Norwood - 12 - RB

 

Honorable Mention13 sittman5 kutzke61 loomis

Jared Gray - 10 - DB

Alex Loomis - 12 - DL

Josh Kutzke - 12 - TE

Brock Sittman - 12 - WR

Football Banquet on 11/19

Parents and Players:

I wanted to invite all Players 9th -12th to our Football Awards Program next Wednesday evening (November, 19th.)

Starts at 7:15 so basketball players can hurry over when their practice ends at 7:00.

Cafeteria

We had a good year and our boys played hard and developed.  We are excited for the future.

We are asking each family to bring a dessert.  The football program will supply plates, forks, and napkins.  We’ll also have water.

Hope to see you Wednesday,

Kennewick clinches MCC 3A No. 2 seed with win

The Kennewick Lions needed a win or a Southridge loss to clinch a spot in the District 5/ 8 regional crossover playoffs and give themselves a chance to reach state for the third time in the last four seasons.

They got both Friday night, stomping Hanford 56-14 in a Mid-Columbia Conference game at Lampson Stadium at the same time Richland was handing the Suns a 14-3 loss.

With the win, the Lions (4-5) earn the right to travel to Spokane to meet Greater Spokane League champion Mt. Spokane (7-2) on Friday.

The Falcons had no answer defensively for Kennewick running back Dwight Norwood, who rushed 21 times for 231 yards and three touchdowns. The Lions ran for six scores on the day, and Josh Kutzke, who took over for injured starter Matt Driver, passed for two more.

Hanford quarterback Desmond Samples found Kendall Watson for a 38-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter to cut Kennewick’s lead to 14-7, but the Lions scored the next 42 points to pull away.

Kennewick beats Southridge 32-9

Special to the Tri-City Herald October 17, 2014

Bill Templeton has done a lot of mish-mashing with his lineups this season. Just when the Kennewick Lions appear to get some traction and put out the lineup Templeton penciled in to start the season, they seem to get bitten by the injury bug.

Case in point: Last week against Richland. The Lions were without their top running back, Dwight Norwood, and one of their best two-way players, Michael Vallier, in a loss to the Bombers.

Those two were back Friday night, and so was Kennewick’s running game.

Norwood rushed for three touchdowns, and Vallier had some key runs as the Lions ran away from Southridge 32-9 on Friday night at Lampson Stadium.

“I thought our offensive line did a nice job tonight,” Templeton said. “We talked all week about what (they) can do as individuals to make us better and make this team better.”

With the win, Kennewick (3-4, 2-3 Mid-Columbia Conference) takes control of the conference’s second playoff spot. The Lions are at Chiawana next Friday night.

“That’s always the goal,” Vallier said. “This is great as a senior to go out with a win over Southridge.”

Norwood, who was injured two weeks ago in a win over Pasco, did not play last week in the Lions’ 44-7 loss to the Bombers. He made his return to the backfield known right away Friday night.

Norwood ran the ball 31 times for 232 yards and three touchdowns. He had four runs of 20 yards or more, including a 52-yard touchdown run that all but put the game away.

Norwood got free, eluding several Suns defenders at the line of scrimmage and breaking loose down the left sideline to give the Lions a 29-0 lead with 5:55 to play in the third quarter.

Southridge (1-6, 1-4) did not go away and put some pressure on the Lions late in the third quarter and into the fourth. After a Kennewick turnover, Andrew Stayrook burst down the sideline to get Southridge on the board with 1:53 remaining in the third quarter to make the score 29-7. It was Southridge’s first offensive touchdown in two games. The Suns’ lone score last week against Walla Walla came on an interception return.

On Kennewick’s next possession, quarterback Matthew Driver fumbled the ball in the end zone for a safety to get the Suns within 29-9, and the Suns suddenly had some life.

But the momentum was short-lived as a fumble ended the Suns’ next drive.

“They play hard, and they didn’t give up,” Templeton said.

The Suns’ offense, which ranks last in the MCC at a little more than 155 yards per game, again struggled. The Suns had just 29 yards of total offense in the first half, and they finished the game with 177.

Most of those yards came off the arm of Jair Ealy-Thomas, who entered late in the second quarter to provide a spark to the Suns. Ealy-Thomas, after a hot start, finished 7-of-22 passing for 104 yards.

“We wanted to stop the run,” Vallier said. “That’s always our main focus.

“We just have to keep getting better.”