The 2013 campaign got off to a rough start for the Kennewick football team, as they fell 42-10 to Lake City, Idaho, on Friday at Lampson Stadium.
The Lions turned the ball over four times, were outscored 36-0 in the second half and lost quarterback Dylan Tennancour to injury.
Tennancour, who also starts at defensive back, struggled with cramping in his legs all night, as did two-way starter Jacob Meise.
The Lions (0-1) took a 10-6 lead at halftime, thanks to a 34-yard field goal by Alvaro Licea and a 2-yard run by Tennancour.
Never miss a local story.
Kennewick forced four Lake City turnovers in the first half, but only converted them into the 10 points.
Tennancour intercepted two passes on defense. His first he returned 33 yards to the 7 for a first-and-goal situation.
But on the Lions’ first play, Tennancour was picked off by Lake City’s Cory Cook, who made a diving grab out of bounds at the 1.
Lake City’s Gavan Rosteck then fumbled and Kennewick recovered for a touchdown, but it was called back because of a face mask.
In the second half, it was all Timberwolves (1-1). Jerry Louie-McGee returned a punt 57 yards, setting up a 2-yard run by his brother Tucker Louie-McGee for a 13-10 lead.
On its ensuing possession, Kennewick had a bad snap on a punt attempt, which was recovered by Lake City at the 5. Hunter Damschen quickly punched it in for a 19-10 lead.
On the next Kennewick play, Dwight Norwood fumbled and Lake City again recovered. Tucker Louie-McGee then connected with Chris Baker for a 29-yard gain. Louie-McGee scored on the next play for a 26-10 lead.
Lake City continued to pour it on, as Harris Wester then sacked Tennancour in the end zone for a safety and a 28-10 lead.
It was a nightmare 3 minutes for Kennewick, which fumbled twice and gave up the safety, watching a 10-6 lead evaporate.
Tennancour finished 6-for-14 for 20 yards, while rushing seven times for 13 yards with the score. Cody Albertin rushed 12 times for 40 yards. Kennewick finished with just 78 yards of offense on the game and 10 first downs — four of which came by penalty.
Tucker Louie-McGee rushed 14 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns, while Damschen carried 14 times for 54 yards and a score.
Lake City, Idaho 6 0 22 14 — 42
Kennewick 3 7 0 0 — 10
Lake City, Gavin Rosteck 50 pass from Michael Goggin (kick blocked), 3:13
Kennewick, FG Alvaro Licea 34, 7:24
Kennewick, Dylan Tennancour 2 run (Licea kick), 2:38
Lake City, Tucker Louie-McGee 2 run (Casey Bourque kick), 5:28
Lake City, Hunter Damschen 5 run (kick blocked), 2:42
Lake City, T. Louie-McGee 1 run (Bourque kick), 1:53
Lake City, Harris Wester safety, :59
Lake City, Jerry Louie-McGee 7 run (Bourque kick), 10:27
Lake City, Cory Cook 2 run (Bourque kick), :22
RUSHING—LC, J. Louie-McGee 5-9, Damschen 14-54, Rosteck 5-10, T. Louie-McGee 14-60, Bourque 1-10, Kirk McKenzie 4-20, Cook 5-19, Drew Shipley 1-6, team 1-(-6). Ken, Gabe Rivera 5-21, Tennancour 7-13, Cody Albertin 12-40, Dwight Norwood 4-1, team 2-(-37).
PASSING—LC, T. Louie-McGee 7-16-2—77, Goggin 2-3-0—59, Shipley 1-2-0—24. Ken, Tennancour 6-14-1—20, Josh Kutzke 3-7-0—20.
RECEIVING—LC, Nathan Newby 3-25, Rhett Damschen 2-25, Rosteck 1-50, Cook 1-24, Jacob Dahl 1-9, J. Louie-McGee 1-(-2). Ken, Alex Ruby 4-12, Martin Altahir 1-14, Mark Driver 1-9, Kutzke 1-6, Albertin 1-2, Norwood 1-(-3).
INTERCEPTIONS-Returns—LC, Cook 1-0. Ken, Tennancour 2-33.
FUMBLES-Returns—LC, Dahl 1-0, Brandon Dotson 1-0, Walker Jones 1-0. Ken, Robby Calvert 1-0, Anthony Jones 1-0.
FIRST DOWNS—LC 20, Ken 10. FUMBLES-LOST—LC 4-2, Ken 4-3. PENALTIES-YARDS—LC 8-80, Ken 5-30.