Football: Wolves top Kingston in rout

The message Sequim head football coach Erik Wiker has been sending to his players after a rough 0-3 start to the season was that they have to keep believing in themselves.

And boy, did the Wolves ever make believers out of Kingston on Sept. 29, crushing the Buccaneers on the road 52-6 behind four touchdown passes and two touchdown runs from Lars Wiker.

Wiker finished the game 14-for-21 for 233 yards. He rushed five times for 53 yards.

“I think we played to our potential. We’ve been getting better every week,” Erik Wiker said.

He said that in a loss against Forks, the Wolves actually out-gained the Spartans and that the Wolves’ other two losses were to a very good 3A Bainbridge squad and a good Port Angeles team that absolutely manhandled preseason favorite Olympic on Friday.

“I told them they have to keep the belief in themselves and the belief that they are a good team,” Wiker said. “It can be hard to believe in yourself when you’re 0-3 but I kept telling them they’re a better team than that.”

Liam Wiker had 18 yards receiving and a touchdown and ran 11 times for 101 yards. He also had a 19-yard pass for a touchdown. Zeke Schmedeke had a great game with four catches for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Patrick Elias had 52 yards receiving and a touchdown, while Charlie Grider had 40 yards receiving and a touchdown. Miles Taylor had 20 yards receiving and a TD.

In addition to all those fireworks, Jack Henninger kicked a 39-yard field goal, a healthy distance for high school football, and two kickoffs into the end zone.

Next week, Sequim (1-2, 1-3) is back on the road to play Olympic (1-3, 2-3) at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a chance to get to .500 in the Olympic League.

The Trojans (2-3) are coming off a 48-26 loss at Port Angeles last week.

Sequim hosts North Mason on Oct. 13 and No. 4 state-ranked North Kitsap on Oct. 20.

The Wolves finish the regular season on Oct. 27 at Bremerton, currently ranked No. 8.