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By Ken Graham
The Times 

DW Falls to Kittitas, 24-7

Early fumbles upend an otherwise improved Dayton-Waitsburg offense


October 26, 2017

Dena Martin

Freshman quarterback Shawn Evans throws a swing pass to receiver Junior Helm during Friday night's homecoming game against Kittitas.

WAITSBURG – The Dayton-Waitsburg football team was unable to claim their first win of the season on homecoming night Friday, as Kittitas-Thorp prevailed in their game here, 24-7.

DW dug itself a hole on the first drive of the game, as Kittitas recovered a fumble on the fifth play and returned it 25 yards for a score. DW lost its second fumble on its next drive as well.

Kittitas scored once each in the next three quarters and built a 24-0 lead late in the game.

DW got on the board with 22 seconds left, as freshman quarterback Shawn Evens ran the ball in from the 10.

Considering the offensive missteps, DW's defense had a strong game, stopping several Kittitas drives deep in their territory.

For the game, Evans completed 11 of 23 passes, for 133 yards. He was intercepted once. Junior Helm carried the ball 14 times for 34 yards. Evens had four rushes for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Chris Andrews caught three passes for 45 yards, and Brayden Miller had three catches for 21 yards.

On defense, Cade Branson had 13 tackles, and Jared Williams had 12 tackles.

On Monday, DW played a make-up game at Mabton, and they will play Liberty Christian in the final game of the season in Dayton Friday night.

KY: 6-6-6-6 - 24

DW: 0-0-0-7 - 7

KT - Landdeck 25 fumble return (run failed)

KT - Landdeck 11 yard pass from Anderson (run failed)

KT - Driver 27 yard run (pass failed)

KT - Landdeck 39 yard pass from Anderson (run failed)

DW - Evans 10 yard run (Helm kick)


First Downs 16 - 11

Rushes/yards 34-125, 26-64

Passing yards 182 - 133

Passes (att-comp-int) 23-12-0, 23-11-1

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A Coyote player lunges in an attempt to take down DW running back Brayden Miller.

Punts - 3-28.2, 4-34.5

Fumbles/lost 2-1, 4-2

Penalties/yards 7-62, 5-65

Individual Statistics:

Rushing: KT: Clyde 6-23, Driver 9-36-1, Anderson 4-16, Perez 13-63, Landeck 2-7, Team 4-(-20); DW: Miller 6-16, Helm 14-34, Evans 4-23-1, Team 2-(-9).

Passing: KT: Anderson 12-22-0 182 yards, 2 TD’s, Perez 0-1-1; DW: Evans 11-23-1, 133 yards, o TD’s.

Receiving: KT: Landdeck 6-94-2, Harris 6-88; DW: Miller 3-21, Andrews 3-45, Wooldridge 2-29, Helm 1-18, Boudrieau 2-20.

Tackles: DW: Branson 13, Williams, 12, Willis 9, Wooldridge 5, Johnson 5, Miller 4, Andrews 4, Lamere 3, Allessio 2, Evans 2, Helm 1.

Sacks: DW: Miller, Willis.


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