ESP Game Report: Auburn 28- KW 7

Auburn had a huge win for the second week in a row. The game was close until the Trojans put Kentwood away early in the fourth quarter...

Auburn dominated the game from the beginning but failed to capitalize on opportunities to put Kentwood away early. Auburn fumbled away a chance to go up three scores before the half when they lost the ball through the end zone for a touchback.

Down 13-0 at half Kentwood came out and scored to pull within six. The Conquerors were just never able to stop Auburn when they had to. One of the bigger plays in the second half happened when Auburn fumbled in their own territory. The ball sat on the turf for a few seconds before it was scooped up by senior tailback Jeff Gouveia who ran it for about 20 yards. Auburn went on to score and put the game away.

Auburn amassed over 400 yards on the ground. Jeff Gouveia rushed for 113 and two touchdowns. Carlo Lavoie had an impressive debut at QB and finished with 87 yards on the ground.

However, the player I was most impressed with Friday night was Chris Young. The junior seemed to be everywhere; he rushed for 86 yards on offense and punished KW players on defense. He has a great nose for the ball and plays physically. More than once he sent gasps through the crowd on big hits. He had a huge ankle tackle on a play early in the second half that would have sent the KW running back about 65 yards for a score and the lead.

This win easily establishes Auburn as the favorite in the North. They have already topped the two teams that figured to give them the most trouble in route to a league title. It's a long season, but one that is beginning to shape up nicely for Trojan fans.

Chris Young's acrobatic TD:

Scores form Around the State

Bellevue 38, Bothell 19
Bothell continues to struggle. Bellevue does what Bellevue does.

Juanita 34, Redmond 21
David Gilbertson and Redmond are held in check in what I would call an upset.

Issaquah 34, Mount Si 20
Issaquah doesn't get lax after the big upset last week. Continues to build steam as season rolls on...

Graham-Kapowsin 46, Beamer 0
Now outscored opponents 74-4 on the season. Looking Dominant.

O'Dea 41, Centennial (B.C.) 14
U-S-A! U-S-A! O'Dea dominates.

Olympia 7, Capital 0
Capital may be the best team in the state without a win after losing close to both O'Dea and Olympia.

LC 28, Mead 7
Early test for LC, they pass with flying colors

Ferris 37, GPrep 13
The LC/ Ferris game on 10/24 just keeps looking better and better.

That's it for today, out at Kentridge/Thomas Jefferson game tonight...

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