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Raiders fall to Kentwood

By COLE COSGROVE

Associate editor

After a 42-14 loss to the No. 4-ranked team in the state, Kentwood, last Friday, the schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Jefferson football team. The Raiders play at Puyallup at 7 p.m. Saturday.

“It’s a great league and we have great football teams,” Jefferson coach Kevin Hanis said. “There’s 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 Bronson’s 76-yard pass to Kyle Jenkins for a touchdown.

“They’re a good team,” Hanis said. “They got some momentum going early. One of the positives we got out of it is they didn’t overpower us, we just got ourselves in a bad position on defense at times. They got rolling and it’s like, ‘Here we go.’ The rest is history.”

Kentwood scored 21 more unanswered points before Jefferson’s 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.

“He’s 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 you’re down 14 points you can’t do that.”

Jefferson was held to 75 yards rushing.

Jenkins led the Raiders receivers with nine catches for 158 yards.

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