Gig Harbor High School football team was firing on all cylinders, shutting out Auburn Riverside on the road for 55-0 victory on Thursday.
"Overall the team played really well," Gig Harbor coach Aaron Chantler said. "The defense flew around, offense executed well, it was an outstanding effort. All three phases played well."
The Ravens (0-2) had no answer for the third-ranked Tides (2-0) senior quarterback Davis Alexander. He was 12 for 18 passing for 176 yards and three touchdowns, but nearly had as many rushing yards as he did passing, gaining 141 yards on eight carries for two touchdowns.
Gig Harbor led 48-0 at halftime, with Noah Samsen returning a punt for a touchdown for the Tides’ first score. Alexander led off the second quarter with a 79-yard touchdown run.
No. 4 Graham-Kapowsin 20, Thomas Jefferson 7: After missing the extra point from the first touchdown, Noah Harden made two field goals that helped the Eagles secure the victory in their first game without super-recruit and junior offensive lineman Foster Sarell.
His first field goal, a 20-yarder in the second quarter, put G-K (2-0) up 9-7 after Jefferson’s Justin Madden returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown to give the Raiders a brief lead.
It was locked at 9-7 before Harden’s second field goal, a 25-yarder in the fourth quarter before G-K’s Ezra Bolton sealed it for good with a 15-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Villiami Hansen scored the game’s first touchdown on a one-yard carry. Graham-Kapowsin was without Sarell, who dislocated his unla bone in the season opener against Kentlake.
Thomas Jefferson fell to 1-1.