High School Football

Preview: Kelso at Kamiakin

KENNEWICK -- The Kelso Highlanders (7-3) come into Lampson Stadium with a four-pronged rushing game for their 1 p.m. Saturday game vs. Kamiakin (10-0).

Fullback Jared O'Neil, running backs Riley Miller and Slate Miller (no relation) and quarterback Makaio Mobbs have combined for 1,716 yards and 15 TDs.

Mobbs has thrown for 512 yards but has completed just 41 percent of his throws and has two more picks (7) than TDs (5).

If the Highlanders can't find a second dimension, though, the offense could be stuck on the sideline going up against one of the best defenses in the state.

Kelso will face an offense that can score from anywhere, and shares that trait with the defense and special teams as well.

"It's the whole beauty of the offense and why we run the offense the way we do," said Braves coach Scott Biglin. "We know if we get down, we have the ability to strike quick and strike fast. Luckily and fortunately this year we haven't had to come back on any team yet. But it's going to happen."

Perhaps, but the Braves keep finding more offense.

Already with established threats like QB Joey Jansen (2,212 yards, 28 TDs, 11 INT) and a deep receiving corps, including Tim White (9 TDs receiving, 6 return), Kamiakin discovered a power option last week when stout middle linebacker Drew Oord filled in at fullback and ran for 83 yards and a touchdown.

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