Ugly numbers for South Kitsap football

South Kitsap football fans, want some good news? The Wolves held Olympia to 51 points on Friday night.

Wait, that’s good news?

Well, not really. South Kitsap’s 51-21 loss dropped the Wolves to 0-5 on the season. But the 51 points is the lowest point total South Kitsap allowed in those five losses. So things are trending in a better direction … right?

Here’s a look at South Kitsap’s results after five weeks:

Week 1: Graham Kapowisin 69, South Kitsap 38
Week 2: Sumner 56, South Kitsap 15
Week 3: Ferndale 56, South Kitsap 41
Week 4: Puyallup 77, South Kitsap 60*
Week 5: Olympia 51, South Kitsap 21
*Puyallup quarterback Nathaniel Holcomb set a state record (11-man football) with 10 touchdown passes.

The positives? South Kitsap faced five teams with a combined record of 21-2 (Puyallup and Sumner play Saturday night). So the schedule is going to get easier in the second half of the season.

Also, Wolves are managing to score a decent amount of points with backup quarterback Garrett Glisson, who has been starting since No. 1 QB Siaoso Soto went out with an injury in Week 1.

The negatives? I thought South Kitsap’s defense struggled last year when it gave up 384 points in 10 games. This season, South Kitsap has given up 309 points in five games (almost 61 points per game).

Those 77 points given up to Puyallup? That matches how many points South Kitsap allowed the entire 1986 season (9 games). It’s more than South Kitsap gave up in a handful of seasons: 1978 (65 points in nine games); 1982 (71 points in 13 games); 1991 (63 points in 10 games).

Second-year head coach Gavin Kralik (2-13 through his first 15 games) has watched his team give up 50 or more points six times during his tenure (SK lost 65-0 to Gig Harbor in 2015). You have to go back 50 years to find six games that South Kitsap allowed 50 or more points in a loss.

1966: lost 58-6 to West Bremerton
1970: lost 56-0 to Wilson
1973: lost 54-6 to Mount Tahoma
2004: lost 64-20 to Bellevue
2004: lost 62-7 to North Kitsap
2009: lost 63-14 to Skyline (playoffs)

It’s obvious the Wolves need to start keeping opponents out of the end zone. When you score 60 points in a game, you shouldn’t be losing by 17.

It’ll be interesting to see the type of defensive numbers South Kitsap puts up in the second half of the season when the schedule isn’t so daunting.


One thought on “Ugly numbers for South Kitsap football

  1. I am sure that if any of those players from South Kitsap read this article, they are going to feel so much better. This article is such a reminder of what those boys already know.

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