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Spartans take 2-0 record into game against Canadians
The Bainbridge football team struggled at times, but ultimately came out on top against Kingston 34-31 Friday night at North Kitsap Stadium in Poulsbo.
Down 31-14 midway through the third quarter, Bainbridge got back into it with a touchdown pass from Carson Zajonic to Alex Crane and a field goal from Will Deveraux.
They also got a big play from Nick Moore when he blocked a punt that went out of the end zone for a safety. Zajonic threw his second touchdown pass of the game to Nick Miller to seal the win.
Now 2-0 on the season, the Spartans’ next game will be a Friday matchup against Salisbury Composite High School, a school located a few miles outside of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.
The school is often referred to as “Sal” or “Sal Comp” and its mascot is the Sabres. The team’s best season came in 2006, when it went undefeated and won the Tier I provincial championship. The school’s junior team completed a perfect season and won the Premier Championship last season.
Grimm said it’s the first time in his time at Bainbridge that the Spartans have played a Canadian team. It came about when BHS opted out of playing Vashon again and put an open challenge on the Internet to fill its schedule.
The Sabres will come over early on Friday as the Spartans are hosting the visitors with a barbeque and a tour of the island. Grimm said they’ll stay in a hotel in Seattle and attend the Washington-Nebraska game Saturday.
Bainbridge hosts Bishop Blanchet Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.