Timberwolves take down Knights on Senior Night | Football
Last updated 11/2/2018 at Noon
Jackson sent its seniors and longtime coach Joel Vincent out in style.
The Timberwolves defeated Kamiak 31-10 on Senior Night in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Oct. 26, at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Friday was the last home game for Jackson and likely Vincent’s final game with Timberwolves. Vincent, who announced he is stepping down as head coach, likely won’t be at Thursday’s game at Edmonds-Woodway because he is out of town attending to a family matter. (see related story on this page).
Jackson (2-5 in the league, 4-5 overall) was coming off a tough 70-0 loss to league champion Lake Stevens. It seemed to take about a quarter for the Timberwolves, at least the offense, to find its footing.
Kamiak kicked a field goal to take a 3-0 lead into the second quarter.
“We didn’t open the game very well,” Vincent said. “The defense played really well. The offense was pretty ineffective. So once the offense got rolling, we were OK.”
Jackson scored four unanswered touchdowns and kicked a field goal to seize control of the game. Kamiak’s only touchdown of the night was scored as time was winding down in the fourth quarter.
Following a botched Jackson punt, Kamiak took the over deep in Wolfpack territory with an opportunity to extend its lead. But the Timberwolves made a goal line stand and got the ball back when the Knights failed to convert on fourth down.
“That was a big stand for us,” Vincent said. “I thought our special teams made a couple really good plays.”
Jackson’s Jared Pavel recovered the ball when a Kamiak player inadvertently touched a punt deep in Kamiak territory. The fumble recovery led to a score.
Garrett Holden ran 2 yards for a touchdown to give the Wolfpack a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter.
Sophomore quarterback Nathan Clark then threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Kenan Quill and Donguk Yoon kicked a 20-yard field goal., Holden added to the lead with a 12-yard TD run in the third quarter and Clark found Issac Grayson on a 75-yard touchdown pass in the final period.
Clark completed 13 of 18 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns.
“He’s learning as he goes,” Vincent said. “Each week he gets a little better. He’s figuring it out.”
Grayson caught four passes for 102 yards and one touchdown and Quill had three receptions for 54 yards. Holden caught two passes for 51 yards and ran for 34 yards on seven carries with two TDs. Senior running back Nick Walsh finished with 51 yards on 12 carries.
Jackson was scheduled to wrap up the regular season against Edmonds-Woodway on Thursday, Nov. 1, after the Beacon’s deadline.
The decision to play a week 10 game is up to the school and Vincent put it to a vote among the players, which includes large senior and sophomore classes.
“Our players want to play,” Vincent said. “They overwhelmingly voted to play a week 10 game.”