Football: Kennewick vs. North Thurston preview capsule

November 8, 2012 

North Thurston Rams at Kennewick Lions

Class 3A first round

When, where: 4 p.m. Saturday, Lampson Stadium

Records: North Thurston 8-2, Kennewick 7-2-1

Forecast: 39 degrees, sunny

Last playoff appearance: North Thurston 2011 (lost to Lynden 29-26 in Class 2A first round); Kennewick 2011 (lost to Kamiakin 22-14 in Class 3A quarterfinals)

Playoff history: North Thurston (Lacey) 2-7 in seven appearances (best finish: 2000 3A semifinals); Kennewick 16-15 in 15 appearances (best finish: 1983 4A championship, lost 17-14 to Bellevue)

Top players: North Thurston – QB Ryan Mets, jr., (58-128-5—887, 6 TDs); RB Mo Manning, 6-1, 185, sr. (131-745, 5.7 ypc, 17 TDs); RB Brandon Belisario, 5-11, 195, sr. (99-662, 6.7 ypc, 5 TDs); TE Joshua Cahill, 6-3, 205, jr. (10-224, 22.4 ypc, 3 TDs); WR-DB Tru Hicks, sr., (17-270, 15.9 ypc, 2 TDs); LB Hayden Maliska, 5-11, 195, jr.; DL Alex Rice, 6-6, 315, jr.; DL Ryan Glandenning, 5-11, 210, sr. Kennewick – RB Devven Ramos, 6-2, 185, sr. (241-1,648, 6.8 ypc, 15 TDs); QB Dylan Tennancour, 6-0, 170, jr. (106-165-9—1,281, 15 TDs); WR Kaden Julian, 6-0, 165, sr. (26-442, 8 TDs); WR Bodie Simpson, 5-8, 160, sr. (47-512, 5 TDs); OT-DE Jacob Meise, 6-3, 185, jr.; DB Martin Althair, 5-10, 150, jr.; OL Clayten Ayres, 6-2, 245, sr.

Last week: North Thurston – Mets threw for 107 yards and three TDs, and Rams ran for 283 yards on 40 carries in 40-0 win over Rainier Beach; Kennewick – Ramos ran for 208 yards and three TDs as the Lions rolled up 461 yards of offense in 38-20 win over Shadle Park, holding the Highlanders to 23 yards rushing on 20 carries.

Up next: O’Dea (8-2)/University (6-4) winner

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