Eagles pillage Pirates

The Vashon Pirates were looking for their first win when the Klahowya Eagles came to town Friday night, but the Eagles had other ideas and left with a 40-14 win.

The Eagles, who had won their first game the week before, took the opening kickoff and marched down the field, capping the drive with a 5-yard pass to Cody Kirkpatrick. The 2-point conversion was good and Klahowya led 8-0.

After Vashon’s Rogen Lopez returned the kickoff to the Eagle 40, Vashon fumbled the ball away and, less than a minute after the first score, Isaac Solaita ran 37 yards for the first of his three touchdowns. Before the first quarter was over, a bad snap on fourth down gave the Eagles the ball back on Vashon’s 39. Chris Miller finished that drive with a 26-yard run to put Klahowya up 24-0 before the quarter ended.

After Solaita had run 30 for another score, the Pirates finally got on the scoreboard. Danny Salonen converted a fourth-and-one with a 4-yard plunge, and with a minute-and-a-half to go in the half, Duncan Twietmeyer ran the final six yards of a 60-yard drive. Nick Wilks carried for the 2-point conversion and the half ended with Eagles up 32-8.

Midway in the third period Solaita ran 36 yards for the Eagles final TD.

Two fumbles put Klahowya on their own 35 with third and 39 early in the final quarter. A 9-yard pass made it fourth and 22 and, when the punter fumbled the snap, Vashon recovered on the 32-yard line.

Twietmeyer ran 22 yards, then capped the drive with a 2-yard plunge for the final score of the game.

Klahowya’s season ends Friday with a divisional crossover game at Foster.

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