Bothell made a statement Friday night.
The Cougars had an excuse to struggle against Newport with injuries piling up two weeks into the season.
However, instead of falling behind or playing sluggish at the start, Bothell marched right down the field for a touchdown. The Cougars rallied behind a loud crowd in their first game at the remodeled Pop Keeney Stadium.
That said, Newport had a prime chance to pick up a big win. The Knights were inside the 5-yard line three times in the first half. If they score touchdowns instead instead of fumbling the ball away they have a lead at the half instead of a 13-0 deficit.
That would have changed the whole complexion of a game that ended in a 42-14 Bothell win.
Bothell then put things away with three third-quarter touchdowns.
Here are some more numbers from the game.
Bothell quarterback Braden Foley was 8 of 9 for 193 yards and three touchdowns. Trent Sewell caught four passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
Newport quarterback Isaac Dotson rushed for 163 yards in the loss.
Here is a look at the rest of Friday night’s high-school football action.
Skyline 38, Lake Oswego (Ore.) 14.
Edmonds-Woodway 10, Meadowdale 7
Graham-Kapowsin 35, Puyallup 28
Archbishop Murphy 50, Cedarcrest 0
Franklin 20, Nathan Hale 13
Sumner 27, Fife 21
Tyler Salisbury scored all four of his team’s touchdowns in Sumner’s win over Fife. He had 19 carries for 165 yards and three rushing touchdowns. He also scored the game-winner on a 30-yard interception return with 1:50 left in the game. Sumner’s defense held Fife to 7 yards rushing in the second half.
Mariner 39, Stanwood 17
Mariner running back Kei’Varae Russell finished with 225 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries. He also had a 75-yard touchdown catch and an interception.
Liberty 52, Sammamish 7
Liberty’s Chandler Jenkins had 403 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns. He had 10 carries for 191 yards and four TDs; eight catches for 142 yards and a touchdown; 70 return yards and an interception on defense.
Rogers 49, Bethel 36
Rogers QB Graham Madland was 18 of 29 for 251 yards and four touchdowns with seven carries for 36 yards and a touchdown.
Kellen Westering had 11 catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
Bethel’s Tyler Hordyk was 12 of 27 for 333 yards and four touchdowns, while Patrick Hinshaw had four for 181 yards and three touchdowns.
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