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Cougars upset North

"This time, North Kitsap was on the wrong end of a scoring barrage.North, which scored five touchdowns in a 36-17 win over Decatur last week, fell to Central Kitsap Friday at Silverdale Stadium by a score of 40-28.The game left North Kitsap with a record of 0-1 in the Narrows League Bridge Division ... and one unhappy coach.Jerry Parrish called the Vikings' performance unacceptable.I was very disappointed in our attitude, Parrish said. They've got to get themselves ready to play with intensity.Parrish said the Vikings weren't aggressive, didn't carry out their assignments and didn't play good defense.And, he added, We blocked as poor as we have in a long time.When asked if there were any significant injuries during the game, Parrish said, We didn't hit anyone hard enough to get injured.In the other locker room, first-year CK head coach Mark Keel was as giddy as Parrish was grumpy.This was a big league win, Keel said. We knew that if we take them down, we're a game ahead of them. The Cougars struck early. On their second play from scrimmage, senior Eric Roy broke over left tackle and sprinted 61 yards untouched for the first of his three touchdowns.North responded with a pair of scores to take a short-lived 14-7 lead, but the Cougars came back behind Roy - a state-class sprinter in the spring - on a drive that included gallops of 15, 29 and 12 yards, the last one good for six points.North again took the lead in the second quarter, with Chris Allsop pounding the ball up the middle for a touchdown and a 20-14 lead.The crowd chanted Er-IC, Er-IC as the Cougars marched down the field. Roy didn't disappoint them by scoring his third rushing touchdown of the game, and an extra point made the halftime score 21-20.The Vikings scored again on a Buchanan run, with Allsop running the ball for a two-point conversion, but Central answered later in the quarter when senior quarterback Dylan Robbins found Dyame Lemming open from 18 yards out. A two-point conversion failed and North clung to a 28-27 lead.Central went ahead for good when Robbins ran in a keeper to start the fourth quarter, and Blake Berryman, in for the injured Roy, iced the game with a 32-yard sprint.Afterwards, Keel beamed about his first win, and quickly looked to the future.We kept our composure, he said. They're a good, disciplined football team. We can't get down ... the key is how to react to it.CK's Mike Kluge gained 32 yards on eight carries, Berryman added 61 yards of his own and a touchdown. But the big gun was Roy, who gained 221 yards.When asked about Roy's performance, Parrish said, When you don't drop a guy, or miss tackles, you make him look pretty good. "

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