Eastlake football overwhelms Kentridge, stays undefeated
Eastlake continued its undefeated reign in football against the Kentridge Chargers by achieving a lopsided 56-7 victory at home on Friday.
Wolves running back Jack Peterson scored the first touchdown of the game after a long, slow advance down field to get Eastlake started. But Peterson was not done, adding a second touchdown during the first quarter to give the Wolves a 14-0 lead.
The next quarter saw no challenge from Kentridge. Less than four minutes into the second quarter, Eastlake running back Michael Lester added another touchdown, bringing the score to 21-0. A fourth touchdown pass to Michael Kistner moments later yielded another 7 points for the Wolves. After two more touchdowns by Lester and Harrison Reid, Eastlake finished the first half with an insurmountable 42-0 lead.
Kentridge came out fighting and started the third quarter with the Chargers’ first and only touchdown of the game, involving a cross-field dash to the end zone. But Eastlake, not to be outdone, would answer with another touchdown by running back Nathaniel Birchfield, bringing the score to 49-7. Despite a successful long-distance pass by Kentridge’s Dorian Thomas, the rest of the quarter would remain scoreless for the Chargers.
In the final quarter, Eastlake’s Cole Hunt managed one additional touchdown to bring the final score to 56-7 — a decisive victory for the Wolves.
Eastlake’s (3-0) next game will be at Pop Keeney Stadium against Woodinville on Friday, Sept. 24.