Turnaround was fair play – and it benefited Graham-Kapowsin in a 27-17 nonleague victory at Post Falls, Idaho, on Thursday night.
After giving up a kickoff return for a score right before halftime, Graham-Kapowsin got it right back when Kahlil Dawson returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, giving the Eagles a 21-10 lead.
At Auburn Riverside 44, Mount Rainier 21: Joey Lucchesi scored two touchdowns and Adam Hanes returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown as the Ravens beat the Rams.
La Conner 56, at Life Christian 20: After Life Christian’s Jarel Jones’ 65-yard fumble return for a score cut it to 21-13 with 7:53 to go in the second quarter, La Conner rode two Shawn Hulbert-to-James Jamall touchdown passes to close out the half in the nonleague victory.
Capital 29, at Newport 22: Kai Van Sickle’s 20-yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining lifted the Cougars over the Knights.
Newport was the first game of a tough non-league schedule for the Cougars that features all Class 4A teams.
Up next is Olympia in the Spaghetti Bowl on Sept. 7, followed by Bothell and Bellarmine Prep.
Sandwiched in-between is Capital’s 2A Evergreen Conference opener Sept. 22 against Tumwater.
“We told them, ‘None of these 4A games are going to be easy,’ ” Capital coach J.D. Johnson said. “Tonight, I think we learned a good lesson.”
Bellevue 31, Trinity (Texas) 24 (OT): Bishard Baker scored on a 14-yard run then an interception by Nathan DeRider sealed the overtime victory for the Wolverines over the Trojans from Euless, Texas, at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.
Bellevue has won the past four Class 3A state championships and nine state titles since 2001.
“I know these guys … they never quit,” Bellevue coach Butch Goncharoff said. “We had a chance to put them away in the first half but we didn’t make those plays.”
Myles Jack ran 66 yards for the third touchdown for the Wolverines.
“I just took a jab step to make their lineman miss once I saw that hole.” Jack said. “I’m in track, so I had to use my speed there to break away.”
Trinity won the Texas 5A Division 1 state titles in 2005, 2007 and 2009.Staff writers Meg Wochnick and Kevin Manning contributed to this report.