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November 2, 2014 at 8:43 AM

A look back on Kentwood’s 31-21 win over Beamer

Kentwood and Beamer both took some good things away from Friday’s football game, which decided SPSL North seeding into the 4A preliminary playoffs.

The 10th-ranked Conquerors cruised early, looking every bit as dominant defensively as their statistics would indicate (7.1 points and 84.5 rushing yards allowed per game) as they rolled to a 31-0 lead.

But then Beamer got some things going late and made it respectable with three late touchdown. The final was 31-21, and you can read my story here

The Titans have now lost two straight after their six-game win streak ended the week before against fifth-ranked Federal Way – the team responsible for Kentwood’s lone loss.

“We’ve play two very good football teams the last two weeks,” Beamer coach Darren McKay said. 

He said he told his players at halftime it was important to finish with a flurry and regain some of their confidence.

“We needed to get some momentum going in (to the playoffs),” McKay said.

With Kentwood bottling up the run, quarterback Taylor Davis wound up completing 14 of 24 passes for a season-high 165 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Christian Stafford caught six balls for 109 and both scores and drew praise from Norris. 

The final touchdown was set up by a 30-yard pass to Chaz McKenzie, who got to the 2 and then fumbled the ball into the end zone, where he recovered it for the TD.

McKay hopes the Titans are back on track as they head into postseason play. He envisions a good playoff run for Kentwood.

“I think they’re going to do well,” he said. “Their defense is really, really good.”

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