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Thursday, Sept. 11,2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-3 Newheadcoach takes the reins By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com Despite a promising start and a new coach, the Mary M. Knight foot- ball team couldn't keep up with Se- attle Lutheran on Saturday in Mat- lock. Seattle Lutheran defeated the Knight Owls 28-6 in both team's sea- son opener. "(We didn't play) bad, but we got tired," new head coach Mike Bateman said. Mary M. Knight scored its lone touchdown with 1:48 remaining in the first quarter when senior quarter- back James Anderson connected with senior running back Adam Pals on a 20-yard pass. "Our offensive line did really well blocking and our running game was pretty strong," said Pals, who led the Owls' rushing attack with 89 yards on 23 carries. Eighth-grader Jason Kenyon rushed for 57 yards on 15 carries. In total, Mary M. Knight rushed for 158 yards. Seattle Lutheran had 111 yards on the ground and threw for 101 yards. "I thought the run defense was strong, but we were way too lazy on the pass defense," Bateman said. "We don't react well to a pass, but this team will probably pass more than anyone else in the league." The game was Bateman's football coaching debut. Although he's been a junior high head girls basketball coach and a high school assistant girls basketball coach for at least 15 years, Bateman, 50, has never coached foot- ball before. Matt Brkljacich started the season with the Knight Owls. He resigned on Aug. 25, citing family reasons, athlet- ic Director John Schultz said. "I'm sure the shift in coach affected them," Bateman said. "I know a lot of these kids ... I think there was con- cern that I was going to change ev- Mary M. Knight guard Austin Renecker sacks Seattle on Saturday during the Owls' home game. Journal photo by Emily Hanson Lutheran sophomore quarterback Isaiah Dowding-Albrecht erything. I'm proud of the kids for playing this way (against Seattle Lu- theran). It's not an easy thing to do to have a guy come in five days before the season starts." On the field, Pals attributed the Owls' lackluster pass cover- age to the youth of the team. The Owls have five freshmen and three eighth-graders. Eligibility was also an issue for the team. Despite its 16-man roster, just 11 players suit- ed up Saturday. "I hope they learned they have to work for a victory," Bateman said. "I've got a couple players who didn't think this game would be this diffi- cult to play." Despite the loss, Bateman said the linemen deserved credit. Junior cen- ter Isaiah Thompson, freshman guard Inn Frost and senior guard Austin Renecker played the whole first half M. Knight in 1982, the first year the for the Owls. school had a football team. "I was proud of them," Bateman "It was fun, but we didn't play very said. well," Bateman said. Bateman played football for one- The Knight Owls (0-1) play at 1 season -- his senior season at Mary p.m. Saturday at Quilcene. NEW COACH BIO Name: Mike Bateman Age: 50 Football past: Played senior year at MMK (1982) in the first year the Knight Owls played football Coaching past: At least 15 years as a junior high school head girls basketball coach and a high school assistant girls basketball coach Bateman FOOTBALL and Zach Gamblin (NM) 6-0, 6-1 Friday -- Shelton 28, No. 4 doubles: Ceden Haga North Mason 21 and Spencer Stuart (K) def. NMHS...0 6 8 7- 21 MMK: J. Anderson, 2-for-Adin Welander and Levi SHS ....... 0 14 7 7 -- 28 5, 20 yards, 1 touchdown; A. Handyside (NM) 6-1, 6-1 Pals, 23 carries, 89 yards, 1 SHS NMHS reception, 20 yards, 1 touch- GOLF Passing 21 yds 67 yds down; J. Kenyon, 15 carries, Rushing 186 yds 151 yds 57 yards Alderbrook Ladies' Golf Aug. 26 -- Medal Play SHS: J. Beck, 2-for-7 corn- TENNIS 18.hole medalist: Alice pletions, 21 yards; J. Henry, Chapman, 63 33 carries, 160 yards, 1 touch- Boys' tennis 9-hole medalist: Del Bai- down; T. Rhodes, 2 carries, 14 North Mason ley, 29 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 recep- Monday -- Klahowya 4, 18-hole Division 1 tion, 10 yards; Z. Vanderwal, North Mason 2 Gross: Lorna Martinson, 74 2 carries, 8 yards, 1 touch- No. 1 singles: Beau Eddy Net: 1st, Renee Youngs, 64; down; G. Reyna, 1 reception, (NM) def. Jacob Gotchall (K) 2nd, Linda Roberge, 65; 3rd, 11 yards 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 Nancy Gurnsey, 67 NMHS: M. Becker, 4-for- No. 2 singles: Cole Tilton 18-hole Division 2 7 completions, 67 yards, 2 (NM) def. Kyle Schoening (K) Gross: (tie) Terry Kelly, touchdowns; D. Dixon, 7 car- 6-3, 6-0 Paulette Johnston, 102 ries, 39 yards; C. Rinehart, 10 No. 1 doubles: Jake Zieser Net: 1st, Sharon Ferguson, carries, 37 yards; T. Grewell, and Ryan Gotchall (K) def. 66; 2nd, Karen Aumend, 71 5 carries, 21 yards, 1 touch- Donny Plankenhorn and Ste- 9-hole Division down; D. Burggraaf, 4 recep- yen Settlemeir (NM) 6-3, 6-0 Gross: Barb Roberts, 51 tions, 67 yards, 2 touchdowns No. 2 doubles: Eric TylerNet: Kathy Ybarra, 29.5 and Connor Roberts (K) def. Saturday -- Seattle Nick Vatour and Tanner Hall Aug. 28 -- Most Net Pars Lutheran 28, Mary M. (NM) 6-0, 6-4 or Better Knight6 No. 3 doubles: Cameron 18-hole Division 1: 1st SL .......... 0 14 8 6 -- 28 Dammeyer and Josef Wolo- (tie), Susan Austin, Alice MMK ..... 6 0 0 0 -- 6 chek (K) def. Blake MankeChapman, 16; 2nd (tie), Gerry MMK SL Passing 20 yds 101 yds Rushing 158 yds 111 yds Lou Haselwood, Nancy Gurn- sey, 14 Lake Limerick Ladies' Sept. 3 -- 9-hole Low net 18-hole Division 2: 1st, PatGolf Flight 1: 1st, Harlene Rob- Johnson, 16; 2nd (tie), Dusty Sept. 3 -- 18-hole Low bins, 36; 2nd, Ann Johnson, Blair, Karen Aumend, 15; Net 37 3rd, Terry Kelly, 14 Flight 1: 1st, Marilyn Flight 2: 1st, Judy Brunett, 9-hole Division: 1st, Del Waldrop," 71; 2nd (tie), Toni 33; 2nd, Bonnie Morrow, 36 Bailey, 8; 2nd, Shaunna Stevens, Lesley Robertshaw- Flight 3: 1st, Nancy Rickey, Webb, 7 Mosley, 73 31; 2nd, Sheila Nokes, 32; Flight 2: 1st, Luana Ellis, 3rd, Debbie Nokes, 37 Lake Cushman Ladies' 66; 2nd, Billie Elms, 69; 3rd, Pars: Debbie Nokes, No. 7; Golf Mary Lou Wicken, 74 Laura Berlin, No. 9 Sept. 2 -- Nine Holers Flight 3: 1st, Rita Lipinski, Low Net of the Day: Nan- Division 1: 1st, Betsy 64; 2nd, Diane Pollard, 67; cy Rickey, 31 Sharp; 2nd, Molly Frazier 3rd, Kaye Knudsen, 72; 4th, Division 2: 1st, Charlotte Elen Gaschet del L'Isle, 74 Sept. 5 -- 9-hole Low Net Gilje; 2nd, Darlene Holzapfel Chip-ins: Robbi Alberts, Flight 1: 1st, Jeannine Ja- Division 3: 1st, Pat No. 2; Mary Lou Wicken, No. cob, 35; 2nd, Laura Berlin, 36 Goldsberry;2nd, Gwen 1 Flight 2: 1st, Debbie Nokes, Gadberry Birdies: Mary Lou Wicken, 33; 2nd, Ellen Gaschet del Closest-to-the-pin: Dar- No. 1 L'Isle, 37 lene Holzapfel, No. 4; Christal Low net of the day: Rita Low net of the day: 1st, Nelson, No. 6 Lipinski, 64 Debbie Nokes, 33 Just a reminder. 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