Bomar seizes the day, another title

Tahj Bomar has been a key ingredient in Kentwood's success the last two years. And with the Conks 35-28 win over Capital last night in the Tacoma Dome, they move into some elite company. They join Mount Tahoma, Juanita and Curtis (twice) to be the only 4A teams to win consecutive titles. And for Tahj, it's just another chapter in a storybook season, but now it's time to start writing another story - hopefully one that has an ending just as happy as the last one for him.

"It's time to move on," Bomar told last night moments after the Conks were handed their second crown in as many years. "But it's been great. This is great. Despite the score going back and forth, we still came out and played our hearts out on defense. We gave up some yards running, but they are a good football team. And when you play good teams you're bound to give up some plays. It was two good teams clashing heads. But there's nothing better than finishing your senior season with a state championship."

Jordan Carey is also going to be moving on, and this game was just the first in what appears to be many battle royales the two will have in the near future. "Actually when I talked to Coach (Randy) Hart up at U-Dub told me that this was the beginning of a five-year battle between me and Carey," Tahj said. "He's a great athlete. You guys can tell that. I talked with him at the Oregon camp over the summer. I look forward to playing guys like him. You got to step up your level of game at the next level."

It was Carey's throwback to his quarterback that spelled the end for the Cougars, one that had Tahj a little fooled. "Actually I thought it was a sweep, but then he stopped and I dropped back but it was on the other side of the field, so I couldn't get over there in time," he said. "It was a good throw but James Sipe made a great play and took it back for a touchdown."

Tahj will be taking his official visit to the University of Washington this coming weekend.

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