Central Kitsap High’s calling card the last decade or so has been a stingy, hard-hitting defense.
It was on full display in the closing moments.
Faced with a 4th-and-1 from the Cougars 10 with just 1 minute, 20 seconds remaining in the contest, Olympia running back Kyle Alfonso took the handoff, only to face a wall of orange jerseys.
It was the last time the Bears would be on offense as Central Kitsap was able to salt away the contest with a first down, preserving a 17-14 victory in Narrows League 4A action Friday at Ingersoll Stadium.
“We call our best play and they stuffed it,” Olympia coach Bill Beattie said. “Offensively, we were horrendous tonight.”
Central Kitsap’s defensive stand at the end may be the lasting image of the contest, but the real damage was done in the turnover department where the Bears generously gave the ball away five times.