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Morning reading: Kearse brothers make UW history

When Johnny Timu got hurt against California, and Lakes High's Jamaal Kearse played defense for the first time in his UW career, I asked the school's media officials when the last time a set of brothers played on opposite sides of the ball in the same game.

Jeff Bechtold, the mighty-fine UW sports information director, claimed it was Jeff (offensive guard) and Shane (free safety) Pahukoa in 1989 or 1990.

Well, columnist Dave Boling took it a step further in his notebook today headlined 'Touchdown Brothers' - explaining Jermaine and Jamaal Kearse were the first siblings to score a touchdown for the Huskies in the same game.

An excerpt from the story:

So it appears that Lakes High products Jermaine and Jamaal Kearse made history Saturday when freshman Jamaal returned a kickoff fumble 18 yards for a touchdown and senior Jermaine caught a 23-yard scoring pass from quarterback Keith Price.

"We didn’t even realize it until the game was over," Jamaal said after practice Tuesday. "Everybody was talking about it ... hey, it’s true, we both scored today."

Touchdowns are not really news for Jermaine, who has 27 to his credit, but this was Jamaal’s first and it came in his first start as a Husky.

Other links:

* Defensive tackle Semisi Tokolahi's return was big against Utah, writes UW Daily reporter Josh Liebeskind.

* Here is a story on former UW receiver Anthony Boyles, who apparently made the right decision in transferring to Idaho State, writes Travis Smith of the school's student newspaper.