Our Kentlake Falcons pulled away from the Kentridge Chargers in the second half of Saturday’s Homecoming game to secure a 56-27 victory.
Kentlake struck first, receiving the opening kickoff and driving 80 yards for the first score. James George broke a touchdown run for 34 yards, aided by a great downfield block by WR Alex Shornal. QB Trey Helgeson hit Matt Burley for a 23 yard touchdown in the second quarter, and then ran in another to cap the first half scoring with Kentlake leading, 21-14.
Kentridge responded on their first drive of the second half, driving the length of the field to tie the score at 21-21. Helgeson took charge from there, consistently gashing the Chargers defense with tough running on the option keep. Helgeson scored three more rushing touchdowns, and also competed a 74 yard bomb to Matt Burley. Helgeson finished the game with four rushing TDs and two TDs passing. With a three score lead in the fourth quarter, the Falcons ground the clock and chewed up nearly the entire period on a single offensive drive, capped by an 18 yard TD run by Senior RB Tino Wells.
The Falcons defense stiffened after giving up a scoring drive to start the second half, and didn’t allow an offensive touchdown for the remainder of the game. Anthony Roller recovered a Charger fumble, and senior DB Josh Beckler intercepted a pass to end Kentridge drives in the second half.
Kentlake evens its overall record at 3-3, with a 1-1 division record, setting up a game with playoff implications at Tahoma (3-3, 0-1) next week.