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Page B-6 - Mason County Journal- Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 By EMILY HANSON emi y@masoncoun com After splitting its fi- nal two regular season matches, the Mary M. Knight volleyball squad finished third in the 1B Independent League. On Oct. 28, Naselle defeated the Lady Owls 25-18, 25-13, 25-22. "Jessica Jimenez had the match of her four- year career," head coach Kitty Brehmeyer said. "She had excellent floor hustle and was a great inspiration to her team22-25, 25-23, 24-26, a good challenge to us to start," she said. by working hard for ev-25-15, 15-9. see how we could handleThe Lady Owls (9-7) ery point. The entire "We struggled with adversity." were scheduled to play team rallied with Jessi- adjusting to the facil-The coach added that in the first round of the ca's enthusiastic efforts." ity," Brehmeyer said. it took some time for the 1B Southwest District The team went on "They had an extremely Lady Owls to adjust. IV tournament Tuesday to defeat Pope John low ceiling and not much "When we did, we after deadline against Paul II High School space around the out- played like we knew we Firm Foundation in Bat- on Oct. 29 in Lacey side of the court. It was (could) have from the tleground. North Meson begins playoffs tomorrow By EMILY HANSON emi y@masoncounty com The North Mason de- fense couldn't contain Klahowya's passing at- tack Friday night. Klahowya junior quar- terback George Harris completed 18-of-25 pass- es for 300 yards and two touchdowns while the Ea- gles' ground game picked up 216 yards on the way to a 38-28 victory. Despite the loss, North Mason (4-5) begins the West Central District 2/3 2A Football Playoffs at 7 p.m. tomorrow against River Ridge at South Sound Stadium in Lacey. "They are big and fast and have only one loss on the season," head coach Jeff Bevers said. Against Klahowya, North Mason came out flat defensively, Bevers said. "(Klahowya) did a great job throwing and catching," he added. North Mason's rush- ing attack was much im- proved~ the coach said. The Bulldogs collected 362 rushing yards, 203 of them from junior quar- terback Matt Becker on 17 carries. He also scored two touchdowns. Junior running back Cole Rhine- hart contributed 89 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns. Rhinehart led the Bull- dogs' defense with eight tackles, while senior de- fensive end Jakob Urdahl had seven. During preseason practices in August, Bevers said the team's goal was to win a playoff game this season. To accomplish that goal, he said tomorrow the team will have to "play like an underdog." IF YOU GO: WHAT: North Mason vs. River Ridge " WHEN: 7 p.m. tomorrow WHERE: South Sound Stadium in Lace)/ COST: $7 adults, students without ASB; $4 students with ASB, seniors, ele- mentary school students; Free for children under 6 Journal photo by Emily Hanson Mary M. Knight junior tight end Alec McGee catches a touchdown pass from senior quarterback James Anderson on Saturday during the Knight Owls' home game against Lyle-Wishram. ...... ' ..... .... ; By EMILY HANSON emity@masoncounty com When Jason Kenyon snatched an inter- ception Saturday and trotted 32 yards for a touchdown, it seemed to spark a Mary M. Knight comeback. The Knight Owls were down 40-18 be- fore the eighth-grader's big play at the end of the third quarter. Shortly afterward, at the start of the fourth quarter, senior quarterback James Anderson connected with senior running back Adam Pais on a 70-yard touchdown pass to narrow the Owls' defi- cit to 40-32. The Owls couldn't sustain the come- back, though. Lyle-Wishram scored two more touch- downs in the fourth quarter to take the game, 56-32, in Matlock. "As an eighth-grader, I couldn't ask for more from Jason Kenyon," head coach Mike Bateman said. "He played phenom- enal." In addition to the interception return, Kenyon gained 132 yards on four kickoff returns and 72 yards on five rushes. "He's not a big kid, but he takes hits well," Bateman said. Although the Owls (3-6) lost their final game of the season, Bateman said he was impressed with the team's performance. "If someone just looks at the score they won't think much, but it was our best game of the year," Bateman said. "They played exceptionally well." Anderson was 8-for-15 passing for 176 yards with two touchdowns. He also con- nected on a 14-yard pass to junior tight end Alec McGee. Pais led the team's ground assault with 99 yards on 15 carries with one touchdown. Senior running back Taylor Diggle con- tributed 40 yards on eight carries. In addition to McGee's touchdown re- ception, he also returned a kickoff 66 yards for a touchdown. Junior tight end Mathew Thompson had one reception for 52 yards. Bateman said he was proud of what the Owls accomplished this season. "No one has said this, but I know beyond a fact that losing the.ir head coach and get- ting me five days before the first game re- ally threw a kink in what they had going," Bateman said. "It just took them some time to believe in what I wanted them to do. They stepped up and improved throughout the season." By EMILY HANSON emi /@masoncoun com Capital made it clear Friday why it holds the No. 2 spot in the 3A Narrows League. On a cold night in Olympia, Capital amassed 338 yards rushing and collected 172 pass- ing yards in a 49-13 victory against Shelton. "Capital was better than we are," head coach Matt Hinkle said. "They're solid fundamental- ly. I was excited about how (we) played against a top-tier team." Hinkle said Shelton started its final league game slow and gave up a couple of early touch- downs. "It was pretty even af- ter that, until about midway through the fourth quarter," Hinkle said. At halftime, Capital led 18- 6. The Cougars scored again in the third quarter and took a 25-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter. That's when the Cougars' of- fense exploded. In the game's fi- nal 12 minutes, Capital scored three touchdowns to turn the game into a blowout. "They put up a score right at the beginning of the fourth quarter, when we had a few of our younger kids in," Hinkle said. "I thought the varsity played pretty well." He praised senior running .back Jake Henry and senior quarterback Jake Beck for their offensive efforts. Henry led the ground attack with 176 yards on 25 carries. He scored Shelton's first touch- down on a 6-yard rush. Beck was 5-for-8 for 77 yards. In the fourth quarter, he connected with sophomore tight end Dylan Paul on a 53- yard touchdown pass. "Defensively, I thought the kids extended their ability to play productively," Hinkle said. "They checked down and called plays well." Senior linebacker Brian Nault led the defense with eight tackles, while sophomore defen- sive back Kyle Kimball and ju- nior linebacker Tanner Rhodes added seven tackles eacl~ Junior defensive back Gabe Reyna had five tackles with three pass deflections. Shelton (2-7) is scheduled to finish its season at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Highclimber Sta- dium with a Narrows League crossover game against South Kitsap, a 4A school. "South Kitsap has struggled a bit this year," Hinkle said. "They're down from their nor- mal level of play. We're excited for the opportunity to see how we stack up and how we'll finish the season against these guys."