Here is a look back at South Kitsap’s 40-0 road victory over Kentridge on Thursday:
—Making his first start, South Kitsap junior quarterback Cooper Canton went 10 for 13 for 212 yards and three touchdowns. What impressed me is that Canton completed passes to six different receivers. Canton showed good touch and had nice footwork on his play-action passes. Two deep balls were underthrown, but Brayden Maynard did a nice job elevating over his defender to haul in one pass for a touchdown. The other pass, SK’s receiver did a nice job breaking up a potential interception.
—Senior Terro Bell rushed for 131 yards on 12 carries. His final two carries went for 28 and 42 yards, so Bell definitely boosted his total late in the game. Expect the Wolves to use a committee in the backfield this season. After one game, it appears like Bell and Marshaud DeWalt are the top two options at running back.
—South Kitsap gained over 400 yards on offense and limited Kentridge to 43 yards on offense. Pretty impressive considering South Kitsap coach Eric Canton said his team’s playbook consisted of 10 plays on offense and two on defense. “In reality, it was only one type of defense,” Canton said. Based on how Kentridge lined up offensively, Canton said the Wolves could “check” into a second defense, but there wasn’t much variation. Not that SK needed to change what it was doing. The Wolves had success all night getting into the backfield. Junior linebacker Mason Bradley’s sack and forced fumble, which set up South Kitsap’s third touchdown, is the defensive play that sticks out most from Thursday.
—Think the Wolves had a bit of a different look last night? Well, the team did order 50 new helmets in the offseason — Canton said 10 more are on the way — and the helmets are painted with a flat paint. They’ve got a clean look that the players like.