The Kamiakin High School football team fell short in its season opener Saturday night in Ferndale, falling to the Golden Eagles 35-34 in overtime.
After Justice Powell’s touchdown gave Ferndale a 35-28 lead on its first possession in the extra period, Kamiakin received the ball at the 25-yard line. The Braves got into the end zone on Jethro Questad’s 8-yard run, but their two-point conversion attempt failed, giving the Golden Eagles the victory.
“We played them last year, and they’re a young team kind of like we were,” Braves coach Scott Biglin said. “We knew it would be a physical battle. They run the wing-T. They ran it really well, and they came out on top.”
Kamiakin led 7-0 and 14-7 in the first half, but Ferndale tied it both times.
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After halftime, Ferndale went ahead 21-14. Kamiakin knotted the score on Zach Borisch’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Questad on fourth-and-goal in the fourth quarter.
The Golden Eagles then retook the lead on the first play from scrimmage, but Kamiakin forced overtime after Borisch’s 34-yard throw to Jace Navejas helped tie the score at 28 with 3:34 remaining.