High School Sports

Peninsula gets back on track with big win over South Kitsap

Peninsula got back to its winning ways after last week’s demoralizing loss to Gig Harbor in the Fish Bowl. The Seahawks got back on track with a 45-3 blowout win over South Kitsap on Friday at Roy Anderson Field.

“It feels great,” said senior linebacker Chance Stolz. “That was Seahawk football. Last week, I don’t know what we were doing.”

This week, the Seahawks knew what they were doing. Peninsula (1-1) gashed South Kitsap (1-1) on the ground. Junior running back Cameron Lewis made his case to be the feature running back with a breakout performance, rushing for 149 yards and a touchdown, and adding 71 yards and a touchdown as a receiver. One of his catches was a 63-yard screen pass on third down.

“The O-line just stepped up today,” Lewis said. “The screen pass, all the (offensive line) guys met me in the end zone. It was a great feeling.”

Lewis received the bulk of the carries this week, after splitting them evenly in last week’s Fish Bowl.

“It always helps you get into a rhythm when you get more of the carries,” Lewis said. “It gets you in your zone. The guys I split carries with, (running back) Kenny Easton, he really blocked his (butt) off for me today. So did (running back) Evan Johnson.”

Peninsula coach Ross Filkins was happy to see Lewis have a big game.

“He’s a great player,” Filkins said. “We want to try to spread the ball around. We’ve got a long way to go, as far as that goes. But, yeah, Cameron is a workhorse and did a great job tonight.”

The Peninsula defensive line was in South Kitsap quarterback Jake Taylor’s face all night, bringing him down several times and hurrying him on many other occasions.

“That was a major emphasis all week, to be able to create pressure,” Filkins said. “I feel good about the growth we demonstrated on the D-line this week.”

Stolz was all over the field, making key tackles at the linebacker spot.

“I was feeling good,” he said. “When you start getting on fire, it feels good. You can just focus on one thing and do it right.”