WENATCHEE -- Kevin Kenoyer ran for 132 yards and four touchdowns, lifting Cashmere to a decisive 34-10 win over Royal in the first round of the 1A state playoffs at the Apple Bowl.
Joey Michael hauled in a 37-yard scoring strike from Tyler McNair to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 first-quarter lead.
The Knights cut it to 7-3 on a 25-yard field goal by Shaq Ledesma, but it was all Kenoyer from there.
"We gave them too many short fields in the first half. They didn't have very far to go," Knights coach Wiley Allred said. "When you meet a team like Cashmere in the first round, you know you're up against it. They outplayed us in the end."
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Kenoyer ran for two second-quarter scores and added two more in the fourth quarter.
Royal runing back Dylan Delay caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Alex Myrick for the Knights' only score.
Allred has several starters coming back next year, including Myrick. He likes the chances of making another run to the 1A playoffs.
"If they get in and work," Allred said. "The seniors had a great attitude and led really well this year."