Prep football week 7: Scouting report

Curtis (3-3) at Bethel (5-1), Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Bethel's Braves will be trying to keep at least a share of the South Division lead in the 4A South Puget Sound League when they host Curtis at Art Crate Field. The stage was set with Bethel's thrilling 35-28 victory over Emerald Ridge last Friday. Jonjon Talmanglo's second rushing touchdown in the game was the deciding one. He scored from two yards out in the fourth quarter, snapping a 28-28 tie and leaving his team on top of the division with Bethel School District rival Graham-Kapowsin. Both are 3-0 against division foes. Bethel built a seemingly insurmountable lead of 28-0 against Emerald Ridge on quarterback Bryce Missey's touchdown passes of 11 yards to Collin White, 19 yards to Elijah McCloud and nine yards to Jarrell Anderson, plus Taimanglo's 13-yard scoring run. But the Jaguars roared back, largely on the arm of quarterback Gage Hansen, who also rang up three TD passes, including a short toss to Dustin Resnik that knotted the score until Talmanglo undid it.
Graham-Kapowsin (6-0) at Puyallup (2-3), Oct. 16
Somebody's winning streak will end in this matchup of 4A South Puget Sound League teams. Graham-Kapowsin, co-leader of the league's South Division, remained undefeated six weeks into the high school football season by rallying twice from deficits and then holding off Skyline's own comeback effort en route to a 38-34 victory last Thursday. And Puyallup has won its last two games GÇô 40-37 in overtime against Curtis and 40-20 last Friday over Spanaway Lake. Quarterback Nathaniel Holcomb threw a combined five touchdown passes for the Vikings in the victories. In a non-league battle of unbeaten teams last week at Art Crate Field, Skyline appeared headed toward staying that way after taking leads of 10-0 and 17-7 in the first quarter. But Graham-Kapowsin fought back for a 31-23 lead, fell behind 34-31 in the third quarter, and then retook the lead for good on Aaron Wright's eight-yard touchdown run in the final period.
Eatonville (2-4) at Tenino (5-1), Oct. 16
Eatonville, after successive losses in the conference, can't repeat as champion of the 1A Evergreen League but can spoil the chances of Tenino. The Beavers are in the running for the title after thumping Aberdeen 38-6 last Friday as Thomas Pier ran for three touchdowns and 155 yards. Against common foes this season, Tenino lost to Hoquiam 20-13 and beat Wright 40-19'foes against whom Eatonvlle lost 23-13 and won 48-6, respectively. And Eatonville drubbed Aberdeen 43-20. Last Friday, Tiki Hickle ran 95 yards with an intercepted a pass for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to gave Rochester a come-from-behind 25-22 decision over Eatonville. Earlier, an Eatonville pass play that went the right way GÇô 35 yards from quarterback Jake McCormick to Justin Brandt for a touchdown GÇô put the host Cruisers ahead 22-19 in the third period. They also led 14-0 after short touchdown runs by Ray Springer and McCormick. Rochester then took the lead on three touchdown runs, the longest a 15-yarder by Nicholas Taylor, who also scored from four yards.


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