Templeton, Loftus lead Kennewick football team over Cleveland


Templeton, Loftus lead Kennewick football team over Cleveland


Lion Alum Adam Carriker inducted in Nebraska HOF

Friday night’s Nebraska Football Hall of Fame Awards Dinner inside Memorial Stadium is a family affair with 40 people supporting the induction of Kris Brown (1995-98) and 29 guests representing Adam Carriker (2003-06).

Scott Raridon (1981-83), a third living 2016 Husker HOF inductee, could not match those high numbers, but the first-team All-Big Eight offensive tackle has a son, John Raridon, suiting up for Saturday’s game against Wyoming.

All three Huskers, who will be recognized 43 minutes prior to Saturday’s 11 a.m. ESPN-2 nationally televised kickoff, are humbled to join Nebraska’s rich Hall-of-Fame tradition.

“This night is my opportunity to thank each and every family member and friend for their love and support,” said Brown, the older brother of current Husker placekicker Drew Brown. “They’ve all had an impact on my life and are a big reason why I’m receiving this honor. I’m humbled to be mentioned with some of the greatest players in Nebraska and college football history.”

Even though Carriker grew up in the state of Washington, “my dream was always to play for the University of Nebraska,” he said. “For me, it was halfway across the country, but my dad grew up on a small farm outside of Giltner, Nebraska. His whole side of the family is in Nebraska, so I was raised by a small-town, blue-collar farm boy."

For Carriker, Hall-of-Fame Enshrinement Is ‘Literally a Dream Come True’

“To live that far away and actually get to play at Nebraska was something I never, ever thought would happen,” Carriker (pictured above) said. “It’s so hard to describe because getting enshrined into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame is literally a dream come true.”

The honor also moved Raridon. “The Hall of Fame means a lot to me,” said Raridon, whose son followed in his dad’s footsteps after two brothers played at Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

“After all these years, I thought the Hall of Fame passed me up,” Raridon said. “It seems to be a bigger deal to my family than me because they think it’s really cool. I also think that they think it’s odd because as my kids have grown up, I haven’t really talked about my days at Nebraska much, mainly because I didn’t want to put pressure on my kids to have to follow in my footsteps.”

All three individual Huskers paved a productive path to earn Hall-of-Fame status.

Brown was the kicker on teams that won 45 of 51 games, including national championships in 1995 and ’97. He became Nebraska’s top scorer in history with 388 points before Alex Henery moved to the top of the Huskers’ all-time scoring chart. Drafted in the 7th round of the NFL draft, Brown spent 12 seasons in the NFL.

A native of Kennewick, Wa., Carriker was a two-time All-Big 12 defensive end who started 34 games for the Huskers. He finished his collegiate career with 33 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks. A first-round 2007 draft choice, Carriker retired from the NFL in 2015 and became a Nebraska Hall-of-Fame member on the first ballot.


Raridon Helped Pave the Way for Mike Rozier to Win the 1983 Heisman Trophy

After playing for former Husker Barry Alvarez on a state championship team in Mason City, Ia., Raridon (far left above) helped pave the way for Mike Rozier to win the 1983 Heisman Trophy.

He played in three Orange Bowls and two national championship games. “Believe it or not, going for a two-point conversation against Miami in the Orange Bowl has been a very proud moment,” Raridon said, “just because of the respect Nebraska gained from going for it. Watching Mike Rozier win the Heisman was huge, too, because for an offensive lineman, that’s the greatest honor you can receive.”

Carriker’s all-time favorite highlight was “the first time I ever walked out on Memorial Stadium’s field when we played Oklahoma State in the first game of the year,” he said. “The last game I played at Memorial Stadium was against Colorado. My family has so many Colorado fans because they lived there. We didn’t talk trash but I always felt some of my best games were against Colorado. I was in no hurry to get off the field.”



Bowling News - Meeting Oct 26th

Bowling News
Attention girls! If you are interested in bowling this year, please come to our lunch meeting on Wednesday, October 26th in the library.
Coach Martin and Coach Tippet will be there to go over the schedule for the season, uniforms and more!
See you there!

Girls Soccer - Lions Win District Game 11-0

Kennewick soccer firing on all cylinders in win over Rogers - Tri City Herald Article

It took 13 minutes for the Kennewick girls soccer team to score on Monday at Lampson Stadium, but once the flood gates opened, they never closed as the Lions rolled to an 11-0 victory over Rogers in the opening round of the MCC-GSL bi-district tournament.

Klarissa Barajas and Kirren Gay each netted a pair of first-half goals, and freshman Trininity Demand scored a hat trick in the second half for Kennewick (2-13), which advances to another loser-out game at North Central at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Barajas, a senior forward, opened the scoring when she won a 50-50 ball just outside the penalty box and hit a shot across the face of Rogers goalkeeper Abigail Harmison to find the back of the net. In the next 12 minutes, Barajas would net her second goal and also hit a nifty back-heel pass to Gay for her first score.

"She played like she can play; she's got some great skills," Kennewick coach Jamie Walter said of Barajas. "I think she was just a little bit held back by herself this season, but today she really stepped up and started us off with a couple goals that lifted everybody up."

Barajas rotated to central defender for a spell after halftime, but it didn't stop the Kennewick onslaught as the team still scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half to make it 8-0. Walter said the position change came because of a deal she made with one of her defenders.

"Our central defender, Reilyn (Davis), has just been rock solid all year. She has saved us — actually our whole defensive line has. Without them, we would have been in double digits (goals allowed) against some of these teams," Walter said. "So she's really been wanting to play forward, and yesterday I told her — thinking that we probably wouldn't — but I said, 'If we get five goals, then we'll move you up to forward.' "

And Davis took advantage of the opportunity, powering home a penalty kick in the 45th inside the left post, after receiving a note from her coach to "keep it simple."

Demand scored in the 50th and 72nd minute, and netted her final goal in the 74th when she received a long through pass and finished with her right foot to score the Lions' 11th of the match.

"She's a freshman, but I actually expected a lot out of her this season as far as goals because she's got a great turn-and-fire, and it's got a lot of power," Walter said. "She hasn't really been able to come through, but sometimes you get that first goal and it gives you confidence."

Kennewick failed to win a league game this season, but that was hard to tell in a rout of the winless Pirates (0-13, 0-9). The Lions — who scored just one goal in their final five conference games — had all aspects of their game working, as they scored on set pieces, penalty kicks, long balls and shots set up by good passing inside. They even got some big-time saves from Olivia Blank to preserve the clean sheet.

For a young team like Kennewick, which has struggled to compete against the stellar talent in the MCC, Walter is hopeful that the first win since the season opener — an 8-0 victory over Eisenhower — will get the Lions back on track and inspire them to extend their season on Wednesday.

"Even though we haven't won all season, we're a good team. We just haven't come together," Walter said. "So maybe today's win brought them together more, and hopefully on Wednesday we can carry that on."

Scoring: K, Trinity Demand 3G; Klarissa Barajas 2G, A; Kirren Gay 2G; Reilyn Davis G; Zoe Briones G; Sydney Cook G; Delaney Bills G; Andrea Martell A; Maya Thornton A. Saves: K, Olivia Blank 3.