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  • Kennewick comes up short of knocking off Mt. Spokane

    Bill Templeton’s Kennewick Lions have been a scrappy bunch all season.

    So why should Friday night against a powerful Mt. Spokane team be any different?

    The Lions couldn’t hold a halftime lead and ended up falling to the visiting Wildcats 21-14 in a 3A regional game at Lampson Stadium.

    “Our guys did a nice job,” said Templeton. “(Mt. Spokane) has a very good defense. We just left a couple of plays on the field in the second half.”

    The visiting Wildcats dominated statistically everywhere except the most important place: the scoreboard.

    Mt. Spokane outgained Kennewick 389 yards to 106. The Wildcats ran 74 offensive plays (63 runs) to the Lions’ 45.

    And they held on to the football over twice as long as Kennewick had it. Mt. Spokane’s time of possession was 33 minutes and 51 seconds, to Kennewick’s 14:09.

    But the Lions were always within just one play of getting even with the Wildcats.

    In fact, Kennewick led 14-7 at the half.

    After Mt. Spokane quarterback Brady Hill gave the Wildcats a 7-0 lead on a 23-yard TD scamper, the Lions immediately responded when Talon LaFontaine returned the ensuing kickoff 83 yards down to the 5. One play later, Kennewick QB Blaine Chavez bulled into the end zone for a 7-7 tie.

    In the second quarter, the Lions defense forced three turnovers, and capitalized on one of them.

    Chavez dived into the end zone for a TD from the 1, completing a 7-play, 35-yard drive, for a 14-7 Kennewick lead with 7:45 left until intermission.

    It stayed that way until the second half, when the Wildcats opened the third quarter with a 56-yard drive using eight plays, culminating with big, bruising back Jeter Schuerman scoring on a 16-yard run to tie the game at 14-14.

    Two drives later the Wildcats – using, ironically, the Wildcat formation with Schuerman at the helm – drove 50 yards on six plays, with Hill scoring from the 1 for the go-ahead points and what proved to be an insurmountable 21-14 lead. On the drive, Schuerman ran the other five plays, picking up 49 yards.

    The Lions couldn’t make anything happen in the second half, going 3-and-out on their first four possessions. They were able to cobble together two first downs on their last drive, but couldn’t get any closer than the Wildcats’ 32.

    And the Kennewick defense was out on the field so long, it just wore down.

    “They’re a quality program,” Templeton said of Mt. Spokane. “We’ll be OK. This is a part of life. They’ll remember the friendships they made on this team.”

    The Lions finish 6-4, and they had some quality wins over fellow Mid-Columbia Conference 3A schools Hermiston and Kamiakin. And of the 59 players on Kennewick’s varsity roster, only 13 graduate next June.

    NOTES: Schuerman finished with 139 yards rushing for the Wildcats (8-2), who await their ranking and pairing announcement on Sunday. … DL Bryan Knapik led Kennewick’s defense with 13 tackles (3 for loss) and a forced fumble. DL Jagger Child’s added 6 tackles (2 for loss) and two hurries, while DB Cody LaFontaine had 7 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

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  • Lions Secure Top 3A Seed With Win Over Southridge

    Kennewick grabbed the top Class 3A MCC regional playoff spot when two things happened Friday: The Lions beat Southridge 41-7, and Kamiakin defeated Hermiston 34-27.

    The loss eliminated Hermiston from any postseason play, while Kamiakin grabs the MCC’s No. 2 Class 3A regional playoff berth.

    In Spokane on Friday, Shadle Park upset Mt. Spokane 14-11, giving Shadle Park the Greater Spokane League’s No. 1 3A regional berth, while Mt. Spokane takes No. 2.

    So the regional playoffs on Friday, Nov. 2, will have Kennewick playing host to Mt. Spokane at 7 p.m. at Lampson Stadium, and Kamiakin traveling to play Shadle Park at 7:30 p.m. at Joe Albi Stadium.

    In Kennewick’s victory over Southridge, freshman Myles Mayovsky rushed for 111 yards on 18 carries, and he scored two touchdowns.

    Lions QB Blaine Chavez had TD passes of 40 and 29 yards. He also ran in a touchdown from the 1.

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  • Kennewick holds on for rare win over Kamiakin

    This Kennewick High football team seems to have a flare for the dramatic.

    And whatever was left of your fingernails from watching the first three games of the year, was definitely gone by the time the final buzzer sounded at Lampson Stadium on Friday night.

    The Lions survived a mad scramble at the end to pull out a 21-19, come-from-behind win over rival Kamiakin to even their season record at 2-2. The win was the Lions’ first over the Braves since 2012.

    “We are definitely going to enjoy this one tonight,” said Kennewick senior Talon LaFontaine. “But we need to keep building on this.”

    Kennewick (2-2, 2-2) started the season 0-2, but has beaten Mid-Columbia Conference newcomer Hermiston and rival Kamiakin in consecutive weeks heading into a non-conference game against Davis next week.

    “I am just really proud of our guys for battling out there,” said Kennewick coach Bill Templeton. “They just kept playing; I just proud of them.”

    Kamiakin (2-2, 2-1), coming off an impressive win last week against Hanford, put together a final drive that had the crowd at Lampson on the edge of their seats. The game went down to the final play, with LaFontaine leaping in front of Jaxson Nichols in the end zone for an interception as time expired.

    It was the Lions third interception of the night.

    Trailing 21-19, Lucas Castilleja and the Braves got the ball with 1:45 remaining back at their own 11-yard line. After a holding penalty on the first play, the Braves needed a big third-down conversion just to get it started.


    But after that first hiccup, the Braves got rolling and were at the Kennewick 15-yard line with 20 seconds remaining. But a huge sack and then LaFontaine’s interception ended the comeback bid.

    “We just had to keep playing hard and just get a few stops, and we did,” LaFontaine said.

    Kamiakin took a 13-7 halftime lead, but some early adjustments helped jumpstart the Lions offense. Atticus Templeton, who spent the first half at wide receiver, took over at quarterback. He helped lead the Lions to a quick touchdown to take the lead at 14-13 with 9:56 left in the third quarter.

    Blaine Chavez came in on a key third down and completed a 36-yard pass to LaFontaine. Then on the next play, Templeton connected with Myles Mayovsky for a 12-yard touchdown.

    Chavez had another key completion late in the third quarter, hitting LaFontaine again, this time for a 27- yard touchdown to push the Lions lead to 21-13.

    “We put (Templeton) in for a change a pace in the second half,” Bill Templeton said. “But I cannot say enough about Blaine, he came in and made some great throws.”

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School Name*W-L*Pct.*PF*PAW-LPct.PFPAStrk
Chiawana7-10.875283808-30.7273371751 L
Richland6-20.7502421197-30.7002911811 L
Kamiakin5-30.6251971356-50.5452682141 L
Kennewick5-30.6251941626-40.6002501831 L
Hermiston5-30.6252741576-40.6003492432 L
Hanford5-30.6252781596-40.6003582223 L
Walla Walla2-60.2501142572-80.2001303202 L
Pasco1-70.125852571-90.1001153227 L
Southridge0-80.000203611-90.100503941 W