Football Friday: Spartans vs. Trojans

Football Friday: Spartans vs. Trojans

The Bainbridge Spartans are looking to bounce back after their opening season loss at home against the North Kitsap Vikings with a victory Friday on the road against winless Olympic.

Trojan Head Coach Sal Quitevis Jr. will be looking for more offense than the team mustered last week against their Central Kitsap rivals.

The Trojans (5-5 in 2016) fell behind early against the Cougars in their opener and never recovered in the Battle for Bucklin Hill on Sept. 1. Olympic’s only visit to the end zone came from sophomore Malcolm Dewalt, who scampered down the left sideline for an 83-yard touchdown score late in the contest.

Offensively against the Cougars, the speedy Trojans (0-1) managed 164 rushing yards, and sophomore playcaller Zeke Gillick completed eight passes for 96 yards.

“Inexperienced, but talented” is the way Quitevis described his team to the North Kitsap Herald.

With just one returning starter on the offensive line, the Trojans will need some young players to step up and clear the way for a potentially potent Wing-T offense led by senior Mason Quitevis (5-9, 190) and junior RB/DB Darelle White (5-10, 165).

Adding to the Trojans’ best hopes: Returning players OL/DL Darian Carrier, senior (5–5, 200); WR/DB Lorenzo Carbone-Garcia, senior (5–10, 150); and DL Taleeke Davie, senior (6–2, 210).

Newcomers to watch include sophomore WR Adam Johnson (5-9, 130); and fellow sophomore OL/DL Jonah Maatouk (6-1, 230).

Bainbridge stumbled against the skilled Vikings last Friday, 42-21, but are looking to turn things around in their second game of the season tonight in Silverdale Stadium.

Kickoff is 7:15 p.m.

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