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Raiders fall to Kentwood
By COLE COSGROVE
After a 42-14 loss to the No. 4-ranked team in the state, Kentwood, last Friday, the schedule doesnt get any easier for the Jefferson football team. The Raiders play at Puyallup at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Its a great league and we have great football teams, Jefferson coach Kevin Hanis said. Theres not a lot you can do.
Kentwood was up 21-0 in the second quarter before the Raiders put points on the board with senior quarterback Jared Bronsons 76-yard pass to Kyle Jenkins for a touchdown.
Theyre a good team, Hanis said. They got some momentum going early. One of the positives we got out of it is they didnt overpower us, we just got ourselves in a bad position on defense at times. They got rolling and its like, Here we go. The rest is history.
Kentwood scored 21 more unanswered points before Jeffersons Rick Aholelei added a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Bronson ran for the two-point conversion.
Bronson finished the game with 15 completions on 24 attempts for 205 passing yards for Jefferson.
Hes very accurate, Hanis said of Bronson. They gave us things and we were able to move the ball. We wanted to be able to run the ball, but when youre down 14 points you cant do that.
Jefferson was held to 75 yards rushing.
Jenkins led the Raiders receivers with nine catches for 158 yards.