Wa-Hi slows down Lions in 34-14 win

WALLA WALLA — With fewer than 20 minutes left until kickoff Friday, the Walla Walla High School pep band marched into Borleske Stadium and inadvertently blocked Kennewick running back Dwight Norwood’s path as he and some teammates attempted to jog to the locker room.

The forward progress of the Lions’ bell cow rusher would remain “frustrated by Blue Devil” for the duration of the evening. Walla Walla neutralized Norwood by keeping Kennewick’s offense stuck in third-and-unmanageable all night, and unleashed its own dormant rushing attack after halftime to cruise to a 34-14 victory in the Mid-Columbia Conference football opener for both teams.

“We flushed those last two weeks,” said Wa-Hi senior Mitchell Huffman, who caught two touchdown passes from Trever Coronado in the first half. “This is when the real season begins.”

In posting its first win of the season, Walla Walla (1-2, 1-0 MCC) rediscovered the power running game that helped produce a winning season in 2013. Coronado was 9-of-16 passing for 129 yards in the first half but attempted just five passes after recess. Meanwhile, the Blue Devils — after gaining 14 rushing yards as an afterthought over the first two quarters — erupted for 212 in the second half.

“We haven’t been running the ball well,” Huffman said. “We wanted to set the tone.”

The tone — somewhere between “jet engine” and “death metal” — was struck on Wa-Hi’s opening second-half possession. The Blue Devils ran the ball on six of seven plays during that series, punctuated by Noah Porter’s weaving, slashing, 51-yard touchdown run for a 20-7 lead.

Porter added a 38-yard scoring run later and finished with 133 yards rushing — 118 in the second half.

“Coach (Eric Hisaw) said we were really going to run the ball tonight,” Porter said. “We played with a lot more effort this game, a lot more intensity. We had some mistakes, but ultimately, we kept our heads in it.”

Despite owning a 14-7 lead at recess, Walla Walla probably could built a more comfortable halftime cushion had it capitalized on excellent early field position. The Blue Devils scored just once on their first four possessions despite starting drives at their own 48, then the Lions’ 41, 23 and 44. Wa-Hi took advantage of its shortest field when Coronado found Huffman on a quick slant in the middle of the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown with 29 seconds left in the first quarter.

Norwood’s two-yard touchdown run midway through the second tied the game, but the Blue Devils answered with a seven-play, 67-yard scoring drive capped by Coronado’s 35-yard touchdown catch down the home sideline after a Kennewick defensive back slipped and fell in coverage.

Norwood wasn’t shut down by any means. The 6-foot-1 senior, who came into the contest with 271 yards rushing on 38 carries, had 110 yards rushing, two rushing touchdowns and 233 all-purpose yards. But Norwood saw limited touches in high-leverage situations: Kennewick (1-2, 0-1) faced third down 11 times on Friday, with an average down-and-distance of third-and-12.

“We just wanted to shut down their entire offense,” said Huffman. “Our goal was to hold them to two scores or less. We knew if we shut down 28 (Norwood) and got them in third-and-long, we knew they can’t throw.”

Kennewick quarterback Matthew Driver completed 11 of 20 passes for 84 yards.

Football: Kennewick rolls over Ike 41-0

Special to the Tri-City Herald September 11, 2014

It’s kind of a wonder why the Kennewick Lions even tried to pass the ball Thursday night. But they did — 13 times to be exact.

Maybe it was because the coaching staff got a little bored after calling the same running plays over and over. The reality of it was the Dwight Norwood probably needed a little time to catch his breath.

The senior running back led a dominant ground attack as he sliced its way through an Eisenhower defense all night long, leading the Lions to a 41-0 win over Eisenhower at Lampson Stadium.

“We just wanted to keep running the ball,” Norwood said. “We could tell they were getting tired and started to let down.”

Norwood led the charge with 184 yards on 23 carries in just three quarters and three touchdowns. But it wasn’t just him. Several others got their chances to break through the Cadets defense line and shed tacklers in the secondary. All totaled, Kennewick rushed the ball 37 times for 270 yards and four touchdowns.

“Our offensive line did a great job tonight,” said Kennewick coach Bill Templeton. “They got a good push.”

Norwood continually ran the ball going untouched until he reached the linebackers and defensive backs. That’s when his strength took over shedding the tacklers for extra yards.

“Dwight had a good night,” Templeton said.

Let’s not forget his 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the third quarter as he tip-toed the sideline to push the Lions lead to 27-0.

“That was big,” he said. “We just wanted to come out strong in the second half.”

The Lions (1-1) opened the season last weekend with a 21-6 loss to Ellensburg. Despite the loss, Templeton thought his team was close.

“We saw a lot of good things last week,” he said. “We were close.”

A week later, the Lions looked like a team that was poised to give teams fits in the Mid-Columbia Conference.

“We had a setback and we were ready for a big comeback,” Norwood said.

Kennewick took a quick lead thanks to an Eisenhower (0-2) fumble deep in its own territory. On the second play of the game, Bryce Reynolds could not handle the snap, and Hayden Docken jumped on the loose ball.

Three plays later, Norwood gave the Lions a quick 7-0 lead less 90 seconds into the game.

The Lions pushed the lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter on a 5-yard touchdown catch by Brock Sittman from Matthew Driver.

After an interception by Jared Gray, his first of two on the night, Kennewick moved the ball 62 yards down the field, capped by a 2-yard touchdown run by Norwood to give the Lions a 20-0 lead with 5:51 left in the half.

The Lions defense allowed just 137 yards of total offense to a Cadet team that had just seven first downs and crossed into Kennewick’s side of the field just twice in the game.

“We played well on both sides of the ball,” Templeton said.

Eisenhower 0 0 0 0 — 0

Kennewick 7 13 21 0 — 41


K — Dwight Norwood 11 run (Norwood kick)

K — Brock Sittman 5 pass from Matthew Driver (Norwood kick)

K — Norwood 2 run (kick fail)

K — Norwood 78 kick return (Norwood kick)

K — Norwood 30 run (Norwood kick)

K — Raymond Gutierrez 12 run (Norwood kick)


RUSHING—E, Luis Leon 11-34, Julian Batten 4-44, Team 2-(minus-19). K, Norwood 23-184, Gutierrez 2-12, Driver 1-5, Alejandro Manzano 4-31, Keyshawn Owens 6-44, Team 1-(minus-6).

PASSING—E, Bryce Reynolds 9-21-3-78. K, Driver 11-16-0-72, Austin Knode 1-1-0-15.

RECEIVING—E, Devon Lawrence 6-48, Deltay Redick 2-21, Noah Ramirez 1-9, K, Sittman 7-51, Andrew Townsend 1-6, Norwood 2-8, Eric Moore 1-9, Leo Contreras 1-15.


Parent Meeting Tuesday Sept 2nd 6pm


Coach Templeton will be holding a parent meeting this coming Tuesday, Sept 2nd from 6pm-6:45pm in the KHS Cafeteria.  See you there!

Fundraising Friday 6-8:30!


Parents -

We are going to have our football fundraising blitz this coming Friday from 6-8:30 PM (right after practice)  Players will be selling Papa John’s cards at that time.  We’ll be selling the cards for $10 and our program will receive $9 of every card sold.

Thank you,

Coach Templeton

Senior Banner Photo Retake

ATTN Senior Parents:

We need to re-shoot the photos for the player banners and will do so this coming Monday, August 18th during clearance night at KeHS from 5-7.

We have some wrong settings on the camera used to shoot the photos, and since we want these to be of utmost quality we would rather re-shoot than deliver a substandard product.  We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause.

So Monday the 18th we will have the photo station set up in the upper gym by the weight-room dots from 5-7pm.  EACH SENIOR NEEDS TO HAVE THEIR PHOTO RETAKEN.  Coach T will have uniforms, pads, and footballs available again so before or after you get your clearance paperwork done stop by and get your picture taken again.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks!

Almost There! - 8/13 Update

Parents -

We are close.

Some important information:

  1. Fall Clearance is next Monday, Aug. 18th from 5-8 PM.   EVERY PLAYER MUST GET CLEARED. SPRING CLEARNING DOES NOT COUNT.
  2. We plan on having our Fundraiser Kickoff Tuesday, Aug. 19th from 5-8 PM, however, there is a chance this date will be changed.  Please stand by for more info.
  3. Eligibility for the first game is as follows: 1) 2.0 + GPA, 2) 12 Days of Practice (out of a possible 14)  This is a WIAA Rule.

Excited to get started and see you Monday, if not before.

Coach Templeton

End of Summer Update


Hey Parents –

Hope all is going well this summer.  We have a few heads up for the next couple weeks:

  1. Helmets only practice tomorrow and Thursday from 10-Noon
  2. Weeks of Monday August 4 – Friday August 15th.  Athletic Development Camp AM/PM + Bench Friday each week.
  3. Fall Clearance. Monday, August 18th / 5-8 PM KeHS.  ALL FOOTBALL PLAYERS REQUIRED TO FILL OUT NEW PACKET! The packets you filled out for Spring will no longer be valid.
  4. Fundraiser Blitz. Tuesday, August 19th / 6-9 PM /  THIS DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, BUT WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WE KNOW.
  5. First Day of Fall Football – Wednesday August 20th. Times TBD
  6. Finish Strong and Enjoy your families.



Coach Templeton

Lions Football Hosts Seahawks Camp!

Seahawks Come to Lampson!


Lions coaches and players hosted the Gatorade Junior Training Camp along with the Seattle Seahawks.

The camps are a FREE two hour clinic that combines basic football fundamentals that focus on self-improvement and a motivational life-skills session with a Seahawks player, coach or alumni.

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This year 3rd year veteran Chandler Fenner along with Mascot Blitz and members of the SeaGals came to Lampson Stadium for the event.




Coach T's July 22 Update


Good Morning –


  1. Practice tomorrow 8-10 AM (all on varsity practice field) (Helmets Only) / Workout following
  2. Seahawks Noon-2 PM – for those players who turned in paperwork to help.
  3. Next week we have workouts 8-9:30 AM M-Th / Practice 10-Noon (Helmets only) / (6 PM workouts for those players who didn’t come in the A.M.)


-Coach T

July 18 Updates

Lion Nation -


A Few Things:

  1. Next Monday and Thursday are our last “EAT” sessions for the summer from 9:30-10:30.  The FEVER players have done an outstanding job with our players!
  2. Next Wednesday, July, 23rd is a helmet only practice from 8-10 AM w/ lifting-conditioning following.
  3. M-Th, July 28, 29,30, 31 are helmet only practices from 10 AM – Noon.  (Athletic Dev. Will before practices each day from 8-10 AM)
  4. Only about 4 ½ weeks until fall camp starts!
  5. SENIORS – PHOTO SHOOT FOR SENIOR BANNERS will be Wednesday, Aug. 13th in the morning.  More Details to come.


Have a great day,

Coach T.

Attn Seniors!



I NEED any/all Class of 2015 Senior Players that are interested in purchasing a football banner to contact me no later than Friday July 25, 2014! We will be scheduling the photo shoot for banners the first or second week of August to ensure that we are able to receive banners in time for the first home game September 5, 2014!
Banners cost $150 each, although we are working on a sponsor that MAY be paying half the cost (will know more on sponsorship for sure in the coming days).

PAYMENT WILL BE DUE AT THE TIME OF THE PHOTO SHOOT. Banners will be hung at the entry to all home Varsity games and will become the property of the player/parent at the end of the season. These have been a huge success the past few years and are seen by everyone that comes in the gate at Lampson Stadium for Friday Night Lights!
Contact: Chris Sittman at 509-366-8486 or email

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July Update



  1. We think we are going to be able to get the Senior Banners again this year. More to come.
  2. A slight change in our July calendar.  The next 3 Wednesdays (July 9th , 16th, and 23rd)  we are going to have helmet only practices/7 on 7 sessions from 8-10 AM (just on those Wednesday.)   These dates/practices have been on the calendar, but were scheduled a little later in the morning.  We’ve made the change to hopefully include more players.  We will have our weight room / conditioning sessions after each morning practice. THESE PRACTICES WILL BE HELMETS ONLY.
  3. Final Day for Kimmel Orders is this coming Monday, July 7th.
  4. We only have a few more weeks with our email fundraiser.  Please continue to monitor your athlete’s progress.
  5. If you have children 3rd-8th grade – we have a football camp July 14th, 15th, 16th.  See attachment if you are interested.

Have a great day,

Coach Templeton

Summer Workouts

Pursue Excellence!


Check out the calendars below for workout opportunities.

Check out the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)



June 2014 Calander | July 2014 Calendar | August 2014 Calendar

June 16th Update

Good Morning Parents:



  1. We start camp tomorrow (Tuesday 6/17).
  2. Frosh have their first practice at 9 AM.  They will be here on campus with coaches until a Ben Franklin Transit takes them out to Hanford HS.  The Frosh will start scrimmaging at 6:00 PM. Scrimmages will last until around 7:30.  Players will need rides home.  We will all assure that no players are left at Hanford High. Pizza is provided in the afternoon.
  3. JV/Varsity – Fundraiser Kick Off starts at 10:30 on Tuesday (the rest of the week, players will report at 10 A.M. for lifting)  From those activities, JV/Varsity players will practice from Noon-2:00.  At that time, players are dismissed until they need to meet at Hanford high around 4:30.  JV/Varsity players are welcome to stay at KeHS, eat pizza, and  ride Ben Franklin Bus to Hanford HS if they would like.
  4. Remember to round up 20 emails or cell #’s for our fundraiser.  We will need that information this Friday.


Excited to be a Lion,

Coach Templeton

CAMP Documents and Info

FB Football Camp Itinerary

FB Camp Weekday PM Scrimmage at Hanford Schedule | Directions

FB Camp Saturday Scrimmage at Lampson Schedule

FB Camp at Hanford Map | Directions


June 2014 Calander | July 2014 Calendar | August 2014 Calendar

Kimmel Apparel/Equipment Order

If you’d like to make a Kimmel Order, go to https://kimmel.itemorder.com/ and our page is there Item Order: QPMEF.  This is our final Order Period.  We will close purchasing on July 6th.  If you want to see what items are available see here

June 13 Update with Camp info



Attached Below: FB Camp Itinerary, Weekday PM Scrimmage Schedule at Hanford HS (All Levels), Saturday Scrimmages at Lampson (All Levels) – NOTE: PLEASE BE FLEXIBLE NEXT WEEK, THERE ARE ALWAYS NEEDED ADJUSTMENTS DURING FOOTBALL CAMP WEEK.

Reminder: $5 Physical tomorrow (Saturday 6/14) 8-11 AM at Trios. Please wait until after practice (8-10 AM) – if at all possible.

Heads Up: We will be kicking off our Spring Fundraiser next Tuesday 6/17. We are asking the players to bring a list of at least (20) names and email addresses of potential supporters (individuals or businesses) who would like to help out financially with our fb program. The players will need to bring the names no later than next Friday 6/20.


Coach Templeton


FB Football Camp Itinerary

 FB Camp Weekday PM Scrimmage at Hanford Schedule | Directions

 FB Camp Saturday Scrimmage at Lampson Schedule

 FB Camp at Hanford Map | Directions


June 11th Update From Coach T

Parents / Players / Coaches –


A couple reminders –

1) For those players who missed a practice last week, please show up at the wt. room tomorrow (Thursday) starting at 10:45. I will be there until noon. Players must have a minimum amount of practice before they can scrimmage against other teams (which we do at camp next week.) Players need to bring helmets and shoulder pads. We will practice in the East gym (gym below wt. room.)

2) Practice Friday (June 13) from 8-10 AM. Frosh at Frosh Practice Field. JV/Varsity at Lampson. Full Gear.
a. I'll hand out camp agenda's, kimmel clothing orders, and summer calendars for those who need one.

3) Practice Saturday (June 14) from 8-10 AM. Same practice venues.

4) $5 Physicals – Saturday (June 14) - Trios Hospital – 8-11 AM (Please go after practice, if possible.)

5) Practice Monday (June 16) – 8-10 AM. Same venues.

6) Tues-Friday – June 17-20) – Football Camp. Itineraries forthcoming... plan to have you son with us most of the day until about 8:00 PM.

7) Saturday – June 21 – Football Camp Scrimmages – Lampson Stadium. Scrimmage times to be announced.

8) Monday – June 23 – Start Athletic Development Camp. More info to come.

Don't mean to overwhelm you, but wanted to get this out to you. Thank you and GO LIONS,

Coach Templeton

June 6th Update; Kimmel Orders, Fundraising

3 More Things:


  1. Kimmel Orders are in.  You or your son can pick them up after practice in the equipment room.
  2. If you’d like to make a Kimmel Order, go to https://kimmel.itemorder.com/ and our page is there Item Order: QPMEF.  This is our final Order Period.  We will close purchasing on July 6th.  If you want to see what items are available  see here
  3. Our fundraiser this Spring is collecting 20 email addresses from each player of potential donors.  We will be collecting the emails during camp week (June 16-21).
    1. Please help in this endeavor – we have had a bump in turnout of about 25 kids.  The majority of our fundraising efforts will go for new helmets and shoulder pads.


Thank you and Go Lions!

Coach Templeton

June 5 Reminders/Updates/Etc.



Reminders / Updates / Etc.

  1. I’ve attached another copy of the summer calendar below if you’ve misplaced yours.
  3. No Practice next Monday-Thursday
  4. PRACTICE next Friday (June 13) and Saturday (June 14th) – Full Gear (8:00-10:00 AM)
  5. $5 Physicals at Trios  on Saturday  (June Saturday June 14th)  8-11:00  - Go as soon as practice is over. ( See attachment )


 June 2014 Calander |  July 2014 Calendar |  August 2014 Calendar

First Summer Payment Due Friday

Player / Parents:

Reminder: This Friday (April 11th) is the first due date/check point for football camp money.  The cost this year is $300 and this amount covers all summer activities.  Clearance packets will also be available at the time.

Also, please remember that physicals are only good for two years so if you need to get that taken care of, please do so.


Have a great day,

Coach Templeton


Lifting Highlights Feb 2014


Bench: (7) at 175 lbs. + Squat: (9) 250 lbs. + Clean: (7) 175 lbs. +
(2) at 215 lbs. + (3) 330 lbs. + (4) 205 lbs. +
Brendon Villasenor - 217 lbs. Brendon Villasenor - 334 lbs. Brendon Villasenor - 205 lbs.
Elijah Atencio - 217 lbs. Dion Kutzke - 355 lbs. Dylan Collins - 225 lbs.


Bench: (9) at 195 lbs. + Squat: (10) 300 lbs. + Clean: (10) 200 lbs. +
(5) at 200 lbs. + (4) 330 lbs. + (4) 225 lbs. +
Dyer, Gutey, Geo, Eddy - 206 lbs. Gage Rushing - 392 lbs. Gerald Hein - 235 lbs.
Gage Rushing - 222 lbs. Joseph Dyer - 410 lbs. Garrett Dixon - 240 lbs.


Bench: (5) at 225 lbs. + Squat: (10) 335 lbs. + Clean: (8) 225 lbs. +
(3) at 250 lbs. + (4) 385 lbs. + (4) 240 lbs. +
Brad Ornelas - 281 lbs. Bradly Ornelas - 397 lbs. Dwight Norwood - 275 lbs.
Dwight Norwood - 291 lbs. Raymond Hicks - 429 lbs. Mike Vallier - 280 lbs.

600 LB. CLUB                                
(Freshmen Only)                            
1) Dylan McDaniel - 613 lbs.                                    
2) Alejandro Manzano - 625 lbs.                                    
3) Dion Kutzke - 669 lbs.                                    
4) Dylan Collins - 696 lbs.                                   

700 LB. CLUB                        
1) Anthony Arroyo (Jr.) - 705 lbs.                                    
2) Hayden Docken (Jr.) - 712 lbs.                                    
3) Trevor Hammermeister (Jr.) - 715 lbs.                                    
4) Garret Dixon (So.) - 720 lbs.                                    
5) Rogelio Guizar (So.) - 722 lbs.                                    
6) Raymond Gutierrez (So.) - 736 lbs.                                    
7) Paul Slutsky (So.) - 745 lbs.                                    
8) Gerald Hein (So.) - 753 lbs.                                    
9) Eric Moore (Jr.) - 755 lbs.                                    
10) Geo Morfin (So.) - 755 lbs.                                    
11) Brendon Villasenor (Fr.) - 756 lbs.                                    
12) Jake Conklin (Jr.) - 771 lbs.                                    wts1011

800 LB. CLUB                        
1) Gage Rushing (So.) - 809 lbs.                                     
2) Alex Loomis (Jr.) - 813 lbs.                                    
3) Joe Dyer (So.) - 821 lbs.                                   

900 LB. CLUB                        
1) Dwight Noorwood (Jr.) - 901 lbs.                                     
2) Raymond Hicks (Jr.) - 912 lbs.                                    
3) Brad Ornelas (Jr.) - 913 lbs.                                    
4) Mike Vallier (Jr.) - 915 lbs.

Incoming Freshman Parent Meeting


Class of 2018 Freshman Parent Meeting

Parents of incoming freshmen are encouraged to attend this informational meeting on Wednesday March 19th at 7pm in the Kennewick High School cafeteria.

Meet and greet your future coaches and teammates.  Receive important information about camp and spring/summer activities.

See you there!
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Kennewick Lions
500 S Dayton St
Kennewick WA 99336
Phone: 509-585-3230
A.D.: Anna Harris
Principal: Ron King
Coach: Randy Affholter