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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Dec. 7, 2023

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Non-League Football: Kalama 48, King’s Way Christian 14


KALAMA – Kalama quarterback Aiden Brown compiled 340 yards of offense and had five touchdowns, leading the Chinooks to a 48-14 win over King’s Way Christian in a non-league football game on Friday night at Chinook Stadium.

The game was delayed by more than an hour to start because of the continuing officiating shortage in the region, the teams waiting for a crew to finish the call up the road at the contest between Camas and Kelso.

Once the game was kick, Kalama (2-2) took little time to assert itself, the Chinooks defense earning takeaways on the first two possessions of the game.

Brown made it count, scoring his first touchdown from 1-yard out and following with rumbling touchdown runs of 63 and 62 yards. The junior carried the ball just five times in the first half, scoring on his final four rushes. He opened the second half with an 86-yard touchdown pass to Jonny Martinez to extend the rout.

Ryan Charlton ran for 121 yards to lead King’s Way Christian (0-4). Sam Somarakis added a 29-yard touchdown run and Owen Paulsen connected on a 75-yard pass to Rylan Richter to get the Knights on the board.

Kalama forced six turnovers in the game, with Brynden Swearingen hauling in a pair of interceptions. Chinook senior lineman Dylan Jones, who opened the onslaught with a fumble recovery, also scored a touchdown on a trick play in the first half.


King’s Way 0 7 0 7 – 14

Kalama 14 20 7 7 – 48

First Quarter

K – Aiden Brown 1 run (pass fail), 4:46

K – Brown 63 run (Brown run), :58

Second Quarter

K – Brown 62 run (pass fail), 7:45

KW – Sam Somarakis 29 run (Rylan Richter kick), 5:20

K – Dylan Jones 4 run (Jonny Martinez kick), 3:28

K – Brown 8 run (Martinez kick), :33

Third Quarter

K – Martinez 86 pass from Brown (Martinez kick), 11:39

Fourth Quarter

KW – Richter 75 pass from Owen Paulsen (Richter kick), 8:43

K – Hayden Lawson 3 run (Martinez kick), 5:40


RUSHING – King’s Way, Ryan Charlton 27-121, Sam Somarakis 8-52, Logan Wood 5-14, Zack Poulsen 1-5, Owen Paulsen 1-1. Kalama, Aiden Brown 5-139, Hayden Lawson 10-68, Henry Sigfridson 4-27, Drew Sclangen 2-13, Brock Nelson 1-16, Ivan Bailey 2-7, Dylan Jones 1-4, Owen Kushner 1-minus 1.

PASSING – King’s Way, Sam Somarakis 3-11-3-2, Owen Paulsen 6-10-1-117. Kalama, Aiden Brown 8-34-0-201.

RECEIVING – King’s Way, Chase Wollam 5-42, Rylan Richter 2-79, Ryan Charlton 2-minus 2. Kalama, Jonny Martinez 1-71, Hayden Lawson 2-46, Henry Sigfridson 3-36, Brynden Swearingen 1-35, Quin Hahn 1-13.

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