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Bainbridge wallops Wildcats 47-20, rolls into playoffs

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The Spartans' Matt Stone blasts toward the end zone for another touchdown against West Seattle at Memorial Stadium Saturday. Bainbridge won 47-20.
— image credit: Brian Kelly / Bainbridge Island Review

The Spartans extended their football season Saturday after they got going early and kept rolling, rolling, rolling right over West Seattle 47-20 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

Bainbridge went on an 11-play, 63-yard touchdown march to start the first quarter that was capped with a Matt Stone scamper into the end zone to put Bainbridge on the board, 6-0.

The Spartans then took over on downs after the Wildcats' first possession, and Stone scored again on a touchdown dash to the right corner of the end zone to put Bainbridge ahead 12-0.

The six-play drive earned three first downs but took just 2:06 off the clock. Bainbridge then earned the two-point conversion and led 14-0.

The two sides traded touchdowns briefly and early in the first half, but Bainbridge rolled on and led 33-13 at the break.

The Spartans continued to dominate in a closely called and flag-filled second half. The Wildcats' last touchdown came in garbage time late in the fourth.

The game was a must-win for Bainbridge, and a season-ender for West Seattle.

"The kids played well," said Bainbridge Coach Andy Grimm. "Matt Stone had an exceptional game."

"We had some little hiccups in there, slowed down a little bit, but the kids came to play," he added. "We said we wanted another opportunity to play next week."

The Spartans will get just that. Bainbridge next expects to play Columbia River, with the game likely on Friday.

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