Kamiakin looked as though it would have another comeback win Friday, but after rallying from a three-touchdown defecit the Braves lost on a last-second field goal falling 24-21 to Chiawana.
Despite scoring three touchdowns in the second half, Kamiakin coach Scott Biglin wasnt exactly pleased with his squad.
Our team definitely has the grit and fortitude to play hard, he said. But we have to play four quarters that way, not just two or three. One of the things we have to figure out is coming out and starting early, and we havent been able to do that the last couple of weeks.
Kamiakin trailed 21-0 at halftime, but scored two offensive touchdowns before linebacker Johnny Jansen returned an interception 40 yards to tie the game midway through the fourth quarter.
Chiawana, though, took the ball 78 yards in the final 3 minutes, eventually winning the game on a 24-yard field goal by sophomore Logan Ellsworth with no time left. Kamiakin, for its part, continues to be wracked by injuries.
Starting wide receiver/defensive back K Perrins continues to be sidelined and it is not known when he will return. Wideout and safety Cameron Rathbun was also out Friday.
Weve been hit with the injury bug, Biglin said. Were fighting. There are no excuses well make. Losing Perrins is tough, but that means someone else has to step up and hopefully we can make a run at this thing.