If anyone thought the Kennewick-Kamiakin rivalry game lost any of its luster when Southridge joined the conference, there weren’t any in attendance Friday night at Lampson Stadium.
The Braves scored two second-half touchdowns to pull away from the Lions 27-13 in a hard-hitting physical Mid-Columbia Conference game that left many players limping off of the field.
“It was a physical game,” said Kamiakin quarterback Zach Borisch, who was sporting a slight limp.
Braves coach Scott Biglin echoed Borisch’s sentiments.
“It was real physical,” said Biglin. “When you play Kennewick that’s the type of battle you expect. Any time you play Kennewick, we’re playing for a playoff spot and seeding.”
Kamiakin jumped to an early 6-0 lead on its first possession when Borisch hit Jace Navejas over the middle of the field and was able to turn it into a TD.
Borisch made it 13-0 when he was able to plunge in from the 1 for a score.
Kennewick cut the lead to 13-7 just before the half when Isaac Ruiz scampered in from 19 yards out for a TD.
The Lions scored on their first possession in the second half, as Dillon Plew hit Devyn Edwards for a score, tying the game at 13-13.
But Jethro Questad gave the Braves the lead for good when he answered with a 57-yard TD run. The Lions never threatened again.
Gavin Crow added an 11-yard TD run in the fourth to complete the scoring.