K Perrins wasn't terribly pleased with how he started off in Kamiakin's 31-29 overtime loss to Prosser last week.
But the senior wide receiver dared anyone to find any fault in his second-quarter performance in the Braves' decisive 28-7 win over Hanford on Friday at Fran Rish Stadium.
Perrins started off good with a pair of catches for 23 yards in the first quarter. Good turned to great with three touchdown catches from Kamiakin quarterback Kylle Robertson in the second quarter.
"Kylle looked at me and saw how the cornerback was playing me. He hit me perfectly down the left sideline," Perrins said of his first touchdown grab, a 36-yard gift from the Falcons' defensive backfield that left Perrins wide open for a 7-0 lead.
"The Hanford student section was saying how we weren't any good, and how they were the better team," he said. "I think we definitely stepped it up."
Perrins beat Hanford with a 26-yard out-and-fly with 10:28 left in the first half, making it 14-0. His most impressive score of the night, however, came with 3:32 remaining in the half.
Perrins ran a skinny post from the right side, caught the ball in stride and outran two defenders for a 63-yard score and a 21-0 Braves lead.
"We wanted to come out and start fast. We missed on our first couple passes, but we've grown up fast," Kamiakin coach Scott Biglin said. "It wasn't about the scouting report. Hanford was loading up the box, and we've got two guys who are tough to stop. "
Perrins finished with 148 yards on six catches and the three touchdowns. Javan Williams caught three passes for 100 yards and a score. Robertson completed just 8 of 22 passes but threw for 257 yards.
The Falcons were missing their two best linemen -- two-way man Joe Douglas and senior tackle Will Ramos -- which affected their balance in the trenches. But the biggest difference, according to Hanford coach Rob Oram, wasn't so much about what happened between the tackles.
"Having two Division I linemen out changed the dynamics," Oram said. "Kamiakin just played better than we did. They exploited blown coverages very well. Perrins and Williams are fast and athletic, good quality receivers."
The Falcons cut the lead to 21-7 just before halftime when Mike Montgomery found a hole in the Braves' coverage and took a simple hook pattern all the way to the house untouched with 54 seconds left in the second quarter.
But Kamiakin scored just three plays after the second-half kickoff, with Williams out-jumping a defender down the right sideline for a 39-yard gain and then, two plays later, hauling in a 19-yard pass from Robertson.
Once the Braves went up 28-7 they used running back Liam Ollila to grind out yardage on the ground and eat up the clock.
Ollilia rushed 20 times for 82 yards, 72 of them in the second half.
Jalen DeVine led Hanford with 83 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Score by quarter
Kamiakin 0 21 7 0 -- 28
Hanford 0 7 0 0 -- 7
K--K Perrins 36 pass from Kylie Robertson (Connor Shymanski kick)
K--Perrins 26 pass from Robertson (Shymanski kick)
K--Perrins 63 pass from Robertson (Shymanski kick)
H--Mike Montgomery 40 pass from Austin Forsyth (Malik Slack kick)
K--Javan Williams 19 pass from Robertson (Shymanski kick)
Rushing--K, Liam Ollila 20-82, Robertson 6-23, Johnny Jansen 1-6. H, Jalen DeVine 20-83, Austin Taylor 2-5, Will Bishop 3-3, Forsyth 4-(minus 16), Brennan Rains 2-11, Malik Slack 2-36.
Passing--K, Robertson 8-22-1-257. H, Forsyth5-13-1-169, Rains 0-2-0-0.
Receiving--K, Perrins 6-148, Williams 3-100, Hunter Shauers 1-7. H, Montgomery 3-52, Marquise Green 2-17.
First downs--K 15, H 11. Fumbles-Lost--K 2-1, H 1-0. Penalties--K 6-50, H 4-30.