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By David Pan 

Jackson beats Kamiak | Football


Last updated 10/13/2017 at Noon

Jackson started and finished strong against Kamiak.

The Timberwolves scored two touchdowns in the first and fourth quarters en route to a 34-14 victory over the Knights in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Oct. 6, at Everett Memorial Stadium.

“It was a good win for the program,” Jackson coach Joel Vincent said. “Anytime you win your homecoming game, it’s a good thing. I would have liked it to be a little more convincing. I think we left some plays out there on the field. This team can still be a lot better.”

Jackson junior quarterback Ben Olesen completed 5 of 13 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown. Senior running back Caviyon McCallister ran for 58 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns. Senior running back Jonathan Navarro’s had one reception of 35 yards for a TD.

“I though we were a little flat in the first half,” Vincent said. “We kind of came alive in the second half … I thought we left some plays and opportunities on the field in the first half.”

Vincent wasn’t happy with some of the defense’s penalties.

“Too many pass interference penalties tonight,” he said. “I love that our defensive backs are being aggressive, but we’ve got to do within the rules.”

Those penalties extended Kamiak drives in the second half.

“We were on the field for too long,” Vincent said. “Our defense has to figure out a way to make plays and get off the field,”

Jackson (2-2 in the league, 2-3 overall) is tied with Cascade (2-2, 4-2) and Glacier Peak (2-2, 3-3) for third place in the league.

The Timberwolves and Bruins square off at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13 at Everett Memorial Stadium.

“Cascade presents a different challenge,” Vincent said. “A wing-T, really run heavy offensive. Lots of guys in the box. We’d better be really stout against the run and force them to throw the ball and do things they don’t want to do. We’ve got to be physical at the point of attack and be good run stoppers.”


QUICK TREATMENT: Kamiak senior Xavier Henshaw suffered a broken tibia and fibula during the Jackson game, according to Craig Henshaw, Xavier’s father. Xavier had a titanium rod installed for his tibia break. Dr. Stephen Dahlberg from the Everett Clinic was on the scene immediately after the injury and set Henshaw’s leg and applied an air cast.

“We are incredibly thankful that he was there and acted so swiftly,” Craig Henshaw said in an email. “Mr. Dahlberg quickly assessed my son’s injury and was in contact with the hospital giving them updates before my son was transported via ambulance.”

Both teams met in the center of the field to pray for Henshaw. “We would like to thank both coaching staffs and players for their thoughts and prayers,” Craig Henshaw wrote.


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