Prep football: Titans fall to Bethel; Bremerton blows by Decatur

The Todd Beamer Titans football team didn't have any answers for the Bethel Braves Friday night. The Braves steamrolled the Titans at Art Crate Stadium, 43-12.

The win came a week after Bethel opened the season with a 39-21 loss to Permian (Texas) High School last week at 20,000-seat Ratliff Stadium in West Texas. Beamer was coming off an impressive win over Emerald Ridge in their opener.

But it was all Bethel Friday. The Braves rolled out to a 36-0 lead before the Titans scored their first point. Beamer fumbled the ball three times during the first quarter, but Bethel only led 15-0 at halftime.

The Braves, however, scored three touchdowns to put the game away in the third quarter.

Beamer wide receiver Dominique Maxie scored both of the Titans' touchdowns. He ran for a 5-yard score in the third quarter and caught a 13-yard pass from quarterback T.J. Esekielu late in the fourth quarter.

The Titans travel to Auburn Saturday night to play a non-league game against Auburn Riverside. Beamer beat the Ravens a season ago to snap the school's 20-game losing streak.

Bremerton 53, Decatur 33 (Friday)

The Gators (0-2) lost the non-league shootout to the Bremerton Knights Friday night at Memorial Stadium in Bremerton. The loss drops Decatur to 0-2 as a Class 3A school.

Things actually looked solid for the Gators to get their first win Friday. Decatur led 21-7 at halftime after taking advantage of four Bremerton turnovers in the first half. After Bremerton took a 7-0 lead, the Gators got short touchdown runs from Abraham Ferrell-Logan and Ramere Rollins. Rollins finished the game with 24 carries for 104 yards. Mike Klavuhn also caught a 14-yard TD pass from Ferrell-Logan.

But it was all Bremerton in the second half. The Knights scored six unanswered touchdowns to take a 47-21 lead.

Decatur added two fourth-quarter scores on a Curtis Lenard 16-yard run and a 16-yard touchdown pass from Lenard to John Peters.

Knight running back Kyle Kennedy finished with 231 yards on the ground and three touchdown runs of 47 yards or longer.

The Gators host Yelm Saturday night in another non-league game at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.

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