Prep football Week 1: Cruisers lose close one, G-K and Bethel win big

Orting 21, Eatonville 20
Eatonville and Orting went down to the wire in the host Cardinals' victory in their non-league football season-opener. After Orting went ahead 21-14 with a touchdown with less than a minute remaining, Logan Moose returned a kickoff 94 for an Eatonville touchdown. But the Cruisers missed the extra-point kick that would have evened the score and likely sent the game into overtime. Orting avenged a 30-26 loss to Eatonville from a year ago when the schools also started their season against each other. Eatonville has another non-league opponent this Friday when the Cruisers go to Lakewood to face Wright. Eatonville beat the Tarriers twice last year GÇô once in the regular season and again in the state 1A playoffs.
Graham-Kapowsin 35, Kentlake 14
The Eagles, looking to return to the state 4A tournament for the third consecutive season, gave this year's opponents an idea of what to expect by rolling to a convincing victory to start their campaign. Kentlake, which hosted the Sept. 4 contest, is a member of the South Puget Sound League's Northeast Division. G-K, a semifinalist in the state playoffs in 2015, is from the SPSL's South Division.
Bethel 48, Kentridge 26
The Braves gave their new-look home field a royal sendoff by winning handily in their non-league season-opener Sept. 3. The contest matched teams from different divisions of the 4A South Puget Sound League GÇô Bethel from the South and Kentridge from the Northeast. The game was the first at Art Crate Field, which the Bethel School District upgraded over the summer with new turf and lights.


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