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Auburn Riverside falls to Thomas Jefferson 22-12 in SPSL North 4A action | Football
The Ravens were unable to claw their way out of an early 14-0 hole against Jefferson on Thursday, falling 22-12 to the Raiders in a South Puget Sound League North 4A contest at Federal Way Stadium.
Jefferson's (4-1 league, 4-2 overall) quarterback KW Williams drew first blood in the contest, breaking off a 45-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Williams followed up the TD with a two-point conversion pass to Tim Luafatasaga to take a 8-0 lead.
In the second quarter Williams, who finished the game with 21 carries for 164 yards on the ground and 5-of-13 passing for 48 yards in the air, found Rith Lagisetti from 10 yards out to put Jefferson up 15-0 at the half.
The Ravens (2-3, 3-3) showed signs of life in the fourth quarter with Jaray Bates capping a seven-play 78-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run. Bates finished the gam with 13 carries for 84 yards, with one interception and two touchdowns.
The Raiders notched their final touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter with Williams and Luafatasaga hooking up for a 43-yard TD pass.
Bates added his second rushing touchdown, again from a yard out, with 1-minute, 22-seconds left on the clock. A failed two-point conversion run by quarterback Josh Latta left the score at 22-12.
Latta finished the game with 21 rushing carries for 117 yards and 5-of-17 passing for 117 yards and an interception.
Kameron Boardway had four receptions for 80 yards and Andrey Zadneprovskiy had one catch for 37 yards.
Skylar Harris led the Raven defense with 2 tackles and 10 assists and Kevin Mast added 5 tackles and 4 assists. Kayonte Scott added an interception for Auburn Riverside.
The Ravens will host Tahoma (2-2, 2-3) at 7 p.m. next Friday at Auburn Memorial Stadium.