Kentlake brought their four game winning streak into French Field last Friday to take on the Eagles of Federal Way HS.
Federal Way received the opening kickoff and surprised the Falcons defense with a halfback pass for a 45 yard gain down to the Kentlake 5 yard line. The Falcons held the line and Senior LB Carson Lucas ended the threat by picking off an Eagles pass. On the Falcons first possession, quarterback Hudson Potts found junior WR Sam Morasch down the middle of the field for a 38 yard gain down to the Eagles 15 yard line. The Eagles defense held and forced a turnover on downs at their own 10 yard line. Sophomore LB Blake Peterson recovered an Eagles fumble on the drive, but Federal Way took it back on the next play, a tipped ball interception. The Eagles took advantage of the turnover and drove 68 yards for their first touchdown. First quarter ended with the score Federal Way 7, Kentlake 0.
Federal Way successfully converted an onside kick following their first score to retain possession, and then drove the short field to convert a 25 yard field goal. The Eagles tried another onside kick, but senior RB Dashaun Leon grabbed the ball and advanced it to the Federal Way 30 yard line. Kentlake couldn’t take advantage of the short field and was forced to punt. Federal Way had all the momentum, and proceeded to march down the field on seven runs to score another touchdown. On their next possession Kentlake attempted a halfback pass of their own, but it was intercepted. The Falcons did get a big play on the next series when senior defensive back Jeremiah Woods picked off an Eagles pass and returned it 60 yards for a Kentlake touchdown. Federal Way didn’t let the momentum swing affect them, driving 63 yards to score again right before halftime. At halftime the score was Federal Way 22, Kentlake 7.
Kentlake received the second half kickoff and drove into Federal Way territory before a fumbled exchange turned over possession. The Eagles promptly drove and kicked a 31 yard field goal to extend their lead. Senior quarterback and free safety Hudson Potts was injured on the defensive possession (shoulder) and would not return to the game. Freshman quarterback Payton Accetturo entered the game for Kentlake, leading the Falcons into Federal Way territory before throwing an interception. Federal Way maintained control, driving 80 yards for another touchdown. The third quarter ended with the score Federal Way 31, Kentlake 7.
Federal Way scored again in the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 37-7. Junior Skyler McDaniel entered the game at quarterback for Kentlake, and found Dashaun Leon for a 50 yard catch and run for a Kentlake touchdown. Final score from French Field was Federal Way 31, Kentlake 14.
With their first loss, Kentlake dropped to 4-1 overall on the season and 1-1 in division play. Federal Way improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in division play. Kentlake next hosts Hazen (3-2, 1-0) for their homecoming game on Friday. Federal Way hosts Decatur (0-5) on Friday.