The Peninsula Seahawks crushed the Enumclaw Hornets 42-7 on Friday night and put a swift end to Enumclaw’s homecoming celebration.
Peninsula (5-3 overall, 4-0 SPSL 3A) jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half, with a touchdown run from Avega Siolo, and 45- and 31-yard Robert Kvinsland scoring passes to Ian Hodge and Will Hopkins, respectively.
Siolo punched it in twice more in the second half, and Kvinsland connected with Hopkins for another score.
“Hopkins is really starting to know where to run his routes,” Kvinsland said. “He’s open all the time.
“The passing game is starting to click. It’s all coming together.”
Kvinsland said he hasn’t been sacked in five games.
Siolo finished with 197 yards on 26 carries, and Kvinsland went 11-of-21 passing for 202 yards.
Peninsula will travel to play Lakes on Friday at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood, where they will play for the league title.
“We’ve traveled well this year,” Kvinsland said. “We just need to keep that up. We’ve got to come out hot early, get the momentum early, and keep playing the level we’ve been playing at.”
Kvinsland said the key to Peninsula’s success has been balance, both offensively and defensively.
“The linebackers are filling gaps, stopping the run, and we’re stopping both the run and the pass,” the junior quarterback said. “The defense is becoming more balanced. Our offense is becoming more balanced. We’re gashing them with the run and the pass.”