In case you missed it, Decatur got its first win of the football season Saturday against Kentridge.
The final score was 72-54!
No, that isn’t an SPSL 4A record. The most points scored in a regular-season game in the league is 76 — first by Curtis against Spanaway Lake in 1991, and then by Kentlake against Puyallup in 2012.
The total points of 126 was close, but the combined 131 pointsfrom that Kentlake-Puyallup game (76-55) is the record. And the highest losing score came from Federal Way in a 66-62 defeatu against Rogers in 2003.
Decatur, which opted back up to 4A this year after spending the past four years in SPSL 3A, had shown it can score score some points in its first two games, averaging 39.0. But the Gators had given up 56 in both losses.
So 54 is a season low!
Kentridge has struggled offensively, scoring 10 in each of its two first outings while falling to 0-2. So 54 was a windfall for the Chargers and longtime KR coach Marty Osborn laments he can’t remember scoring that many points in a game and losing.
As usual Isaiah Hatch and Isaiah Diggs were the big 1-2 punch for Decatur. Hatch passed for 285 yards and five TDs and rushed for 262 yards and another score — giving him 547 yards of total offense. Diggs caught 13 passes for 231 yards and four scores and added 107 yards on the ground with another TD.
Kentridge’s offense was spreak around a bit more. Jordan Omatsu rushed for a team-high 108 yards, but Braiden Beckman scored three times on short runs. Malik McFerrin passed for 264 yards (hitting seven different receivers) and two TDs, both by Rashaun West.
It was Decatur’s first win over Kentridge since 1990. The two teams were rarely in the same division and had met only 10 times previously (in regular-season play anyway), with KR holding a 2-8 advantage going in.