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Kingston Buccaneers control the field during homecoming
KINGSTON — By halftime Friday night, the Klahowya Eagles football team was down 32 points. The single field goal the Eagles were able to kick would be it for the team as the Kingston Buccaneers won for the third time this season.
The Bucs ended the homecoming game 44-3. Momentum picked up quickly for the Kingston team, which is now 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Olympic League.
After turning the ball over within the first six minutes, Kingston's Chandler Setterlund scored during the Bucs' first possession in the second down.
Another turnover with six minutes left in the first quarter ended in Setterlund's second touchdown of the game.
The Eagles, still scoreless in the second quarter, gave up possession of the ball after the Bucs ran the team down for a loss. With good field position, Kingston quarterback Sam Byers ran 29 yards for the team's third touchdown.
With four minutes left in the first half, the Bucs halted the Eagles at their 45. In the first play of the series, Kingston's Bobby Reece caught a long pass from Byers; resulting in a 61 yard touchdown.
A fourth touchdown for the Bucs came after Kingston's Andrew Beversluis intercepted a Klahowya pass in the first play of the series. Kingston's Nick Tabanera would run the ball in.
Before the end of the half, Klahowya's Kasey Barnes-Trask avoided a shutout by kicking a 20 yard field goal.
The second half of the game slowed, with Kingston's Colin Stone scoring a 26 yard field goal in the third quarter — Stone missed one extra point during the game — and Tabanera scoring the Bucs final touchdown of the night in the fourth.
The Bucs are on the road Oct. 7 to play Sequim High School. Game starts at 7 p.m.
Kingston: 14 21 3 6 — 44
Klahowya: 0 3 0 0 — 3
Individual statistics will be added when available.