CRANSTON - For one full quarter, the North Kingstown football team played great.
The rest of the game didn't go as well.
After tying No. 2 Cranston West after one quarter of play and stopping the Falcons on the one, things fell apart for the Skippers in a 47-7 loss Friday night.
The highlight of the night for NK was a nine-play, 66-yard drive that started with a beautiful 19-yard reverse by receiver Alex Young and ended with a 15-yard touchdown pass by Jacob Morris to Alex Madioan. James Chamberlain's kick made it 7-7 with 2:51 left in the first quarter.
West drove up the field but the Skippers stopped the Falcons on the one. After gaining little yardage on their first two plays, the Skippers quick-kicked, giving Cranston West the ball on the 24. CW quarterback Matt Rousseau hooked up with Bryan Stetson for a 24-yard touchdown pass and on NK's next possession, Nick DeMarco picked off Morris on third-and-1 for a 35-yard interception return.
For the full story, pick up the October 6 edition of The Standard-Times.
North Kingstown 7 0 0 0 - 7
Cranston West 7 27 7 6 - 47
CW-Xavier Ferland-Haroun 22 pass from Matt Rousseau (Stefano Marziale kick), 6:45
NK-Alex Madoian 15 pass from Jacob Morris (James Chamberlain kick), 2:51
CW-Bryan Stetson 24 pass from Rousseau (Marziale kick), 9:59
CW-Nick DeMarco 35 interception return (kick fails), 8:35
CW-Stetson 31 run (Marziale kick), 6:38
CW-Joseph Ceraldi 6 run (Marziale kick), 2:46
CW-Gian St. Angelo 5 run (Marziale kick), 9:27
CW-Jake Moretti 2 run (kick fails), 3:17
First downs 9 16
Rushes-yards 32-102 51-310
Pass comp-att-int 6-13-2 3-4-1
Pass yards 34 38
Fumbles-lost 4-3 2-0
Penatlies-yards 1-5 3-30
Punts-yards 5-109 0-0
RUSHING: North Kingstown â€“ Justin Zeramby 10-26; Alex Young 1-19; Alex Sabitoni 5-16, fumble; Nick Chevalier 2-16; James Chamblerain 3-13, fumble; Jacob Morris 6-9; Jacob Blais 1-5; Jacob Elston 1-0, fumble; Austin Baker 1-(-2). Cranston West â€“ Joseph Ceraldi 81-105, TD; Bryan Stetson 11-96, TD; Isaiah Alvarez 5-32; Joseph Manni 7-24; Stefano Marziale 6-22, TD; James Hammond 3-14; Gian St. Angelo 2-10, TD; Rafael Gardiner 1-5; Michael Aceto 2-3; Jake Moretti 1-2, TD; Matt Rousseau 2-1; Team 3-(-2).
PASSING: North Kingstown â€“ Morris 6-13-34, TD, 2 INTs. Cranston West â€“ Rousseau 3-3-58, 2 TDs; Michael Cook 0-1-0, INT.
RECEIVING: North Kingstown â€“ Alex Young 5-19; Alex Madoian 1-15, TD. Cranston West â€“ Stetson 1-24, TD; Xavier Ferland-Haroun 1-22, TD; Ceraldi 1-12.