The Capital High Cougars are locked and loaded for next week’s Narrows 3A League showdown with a very familiar foe – Timberline.
The Cougars did their part to keep a share of first place with the Blazers, pulling away in the second half for a 42-14 victory over Wilson at Stadium Bowl.
Both Capital and Timberline will enter that game at 3-0 in the Narrows 3A.
And look who was back – junior Kai Van Sickle, who missed almost a month with a concussion and high ankle sprain. He ran for a game-high 130 yards, and coach J.D. Johnson certainly liked seeing him out there.
“He was cleared last week, but that ankle was still holding him back,” Johnson said. “He came back tonight, and it was good to see him. He adds the dynamic of speed. He adds a little more giddy-up for us.”
Derek Chase returned the opening kickoff of the second half to midfield, and Van Sickle capped off the impressive series with a 32-yard touchdown run to give the Cougars a 28-14 lead.
“The game next week is huge,” Johnson said. “Tonight we solidified a playoff spot, and where we fall in that realm is real important.”
Another guaranteed trip to the postseason get boring, coach?
“It doesn’t get old,” Johnson said. “If we didn’t get there, I would go into a deep depression.”