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CK Varsity Football Faces Off with Yelm

CK varsity goes head to head with Yelm for Friday night football
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Justin Majette
CK football team prepares to take on the next play of their drive.
U.S Navy troops march carrying the United States flag and the Navy ensign across center field. (Justin Majette)

The Central Kitsap varsity football team faced off against Yelm for Friday night football on September 15, 2023.

Troops from the U.S Navy showed up to the field for a pregame rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. The game, with a 6:58 pm kickoff, saw CK receiving the ball to begin the game. Maddox Compton (#15) caught the ball and received a hard hit, but he quickly got back up and the game was on.

CK turned the ball over on 4th down and punted the ball to Yelm. Though CK defense was strong, Yelm neared the end zone with a distance of 8 yards. The ball was snapped and the ball gets hit loose from the Yelm running back and recovered by a CK player, giving us the ball at the 9 yard line.

Yelm fought back, scoring a touchdown after a CK turnover. CK defense managed to sack the quarterback and cause incomplete passes for Yelm. Taking on CK defense was no easy task for the quarterback.

Home crowd cheers for the CK football team as they march the ball down the field. (Justin Majette)

Throughout the game the crowd is very loud, cheering and yelling in support for the home team. The cheerleaders lead them in chants with the crowd participating in group cheers. The crowd’s energy is most definitely felt throughout the whole game and they cheer every time the home team moves the ball down the field.

Tristan Hall (#11) and JJ Martinson (#13) both had several receptions during the game. Each of them caught deep balls for a gain of more than 20 yards each time. The wide receivers were able to shake the Yelm cornerbacks for each of their receptions. Tristan scored the first touchdown for CK in the 3rd quarter bringing the home team up six points.

Flag thrown against Yelm for Illegal use of hands (Justin Majette)

Both Yelm and CK played very aggressively. Penalties were very common throughout the game, with the yellow flag being thrown a total of 19 times in total. With 13 out of the 19 flags, Yelm makes up the majority of the penalties. Most of the flags against Yelm consist of blocks in the back, pass interference, and illegal use of hands.

CK was unable to come out with the win, with the final score being 56-6. The CK football team played hard despite the loss. Smiles were still seen on the sidelines even with the scoreboard status through the game. Hopefully, this isn’t a trend that will continue, but knowing how passionate and committed CK athletes are, we know this loss is just another lesson.

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Justin Majette
Justin Majette, Reporter
Justin Majette is in Journalism because he enjoys writing and giving people information about different topics. Outside of school Justin enjoys athletics such as volleyball, baseball, and lifting. His strengths are his capability to learn quickly and willingness to jump into new things. A hidden skill is that he can play the violin and piano. He plays in the CKHS select orchestra and enjoys performing with that group. Justin is the son of a military family. He was born in Maryland and moved back and forth between Washington and Virginia twice.
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