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PREP FOOTBALL: North Kitsap 40, Sequim 17

September 22nd, 2012 - 1:36am

(Sequim) -- The North Kitsap Vikings broke open a 17-all halftime deadlock with 23 fourth-quarter points, earning a 40-17 Olympic League football victory over the Sequim High Wolves Friday night.

The Vikings' (2-2, 2-0 in OL play) Kyler Gracey connected on a 35-yard field goal with 11:56 remaining as North gained a 20-17 edge after a scoreless third period.

3 North Kitsap touchdowns in the final period -- a 22-yard Kyle North dash, a 28-yard interception return by AJ Milyard and a 16-yard TJ Jensen scoring run gave the tiff the appearance of a blowout.

However, the lead changed hands three times in the first half with Sequim's Mitch Koonz knotting the affair at 17 apiece as the intermission horn sounded.

Sequim (0-4, 0-2 in Olympic League play) drove 80 yards in 10 plays on the game's opening possession, cashing in with a 25-yard pass from Jack Wiker to Christian Miles and a 7-0 Wolves lead.

Wiker completed 16-of-36 passes for 141 yards with 3 interceptions.

The Vikings tied it up at 7 after AJ Milyard hit tight end Mitch Adams on a 8-yard TD pass 4 minutes later.

The duo had hooked up on a 15 yard gain on 4-and-10 from the Sequim 36 to keep the drive alive.

Milyard completed 10-of-20 passes for 172 yards, 2 scores and an interception.

Gracey's first of two field goals, from 43 yards, gave the visitors a brief 10-7 advantage with 9:26 left before halftime.

Three minutes later, the Wolves' Lopaka Yasamura capped another long Sequim march on a 1-yard plunge, putting the hosts back up 14-10.

North regained the lead again after JT Nettleton got behind the Sequim defense and received a 35-yard touchdown pass from Milyard at the 3:04 mark of the second period.

Nettleton caught 4 balls for 67 yards.

The Vikings' Kyle North had 101 yards on 14 carries, while Wiker led Sequim with 109 yards on 25 carries.

Josiah Anastasi was the leading receiver for the Wolves, catching 8 balls for 60 yards, while Miles had 5 for 50 yards.

Sequim travels to Silverdale next week to play the Olympic Trojans, while North Kitsap will host the Bremerton Knights.

A free mp3 download of Friday's Sequim - North Kitsap game is available at Dan Kari's Sequim Sports Audio blog.


Scoring Summary:

1st quarter:

Seq - 25 yd pass from Jack Wiker to Christian Miles (Mitch Koonz kick) 8:41

NK - 8 yd pass from AJ Milyard to Mitch Adams (Kyler Gracey kick) 4:44

2nd quarter:

NK - 43 yd Field Goal Kyler Gracey 9:26

Seq - 1 yd run Lopaka Yasamura (Koonz kick) 6:22

NK - 35 yd pass from AJ Milyard to JT Nettleton (Gracey kick) 3:04

Seq - 33 yd Field Goal Mitch Koonz 0:00

4th quarter:

NK - 35 yd Field Goal Kyler Gracey 11:56

NK - 22 yd run Kyle North (Gracey kick) 8:49

NK - 28 yd pass interception return AJ Milyard (Gracey kick) 5:02

NK - 16 yd run TJ Jensen (kick failed) 1:30

Individual Statistics:


NK - AJ Milyard 10-20-172-2TD-1INT, Kyler Gracey 1-1-7-0-0.

Seq - Jack Wiker 16-36-141-1TD-3INT, Nick Faunce 1-1-0-0-0.


NK - Kyle North 14-101-1TD, AJ Milyard 4-(-11), Khody Golden 4-7, JT Nettleton 2-9, Grant Loveless 3-10, Cody Blackmore 3-1, Jon Morgan 2-12, Nikitta Weston 1-8, TJ Jensen 3-24-1TD.

Seq - Jack Wiker 25-109, Lopaka Yasamura 5-34, Brady Vig 2-6.


NK - JT Nettleton 4-67-1TD, Mitch Adams 3-49-1TD, Cody Blackmore 1-3, Grant Loveless 1-7, Kyle North 1-35, Khody Golden 1-18.

Seq - Jon Donahue 1-13, Josiah Anastasi 8-60, Christian Miles 5-50-1TD, Sam Lidstrom 2-18, Brady Vig 1-0.

Team Statistics:


NK - 11-21-179

Seq - 17-37-141


NK - 36-161

Seq - 32-149

Total Yds:

NK - 57-340

Seq - 69-290


NK - 4 (1INT, 3TOD)

Seq - 6 (3INT, 3TOD)

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