Kamiakin's Maher ranks as 'Dean of 'D'

KENNEWICK -- For the last 31 years there have been three constants with Kamiakin football.

Winning, defense and Tim Maher.

Maher, deferential with a capital 'D', has been a key cog in the Braves' success in wins and losses and in constantly having one of the best defensive units in the state.

Starting as a defensive coach in 1979 under Dan Purple, Maher was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1984 under Craig Beverlin.

Beverlin and Maher ran off some impressive statistics in their 25 seasons together, winning 73 percent of their games with only four losing seasons, reaching two semifinals and one state championship game (a 35-7 loss to Tacoma's Curtis in 1995).

"He is one of the best defensive coaches in the state and in the entire Northwest," said Beverlin, who stepped down after the 2008 season. "He is very intelligent. I'd say 50-70 percent of our success when I was there ... Tim deserves as much credit as anybody. I give him my highest compliment I can give."

In 2010 -- now under second-year coach Scott Biglin, who quarterbacked Pasco against Kamiakin a dozen years ago -- a lot of credit again goes to Maher, who has the Braves defense playing ball as good as anyone in the state.

Kamiakin has allowed just 95 points this season while running out to its 11-0 record and a spot in the Class 3A quarterfinals at 1 p.m. today against Mount Spokane at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick.

"I love the way he coaches," junior linebacker Drew Oord said. "He gets on you, but makes you want to try harder so he pats you on the back.

"It's demanding if you have the wrong mindset. You know he wants you to succeed, so you want to go out there and do great."

Do great is just what the Kamiakin defenses have done over the years.

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Jansen, Kamiakin dominate Kelso 50-6

KENNEWICK -- Two games into the postseason, and life is pretty sweet for the Kamiakin football team.

The Braves are piling on the points without having to pile up the yards, thanks to a defense and special teams that set up a short field when they don't take it to the house on their own.

Three times Kamiakin punched it into the end zone following a long return over turnover Saturday, and Tim White scored on a punt for the fourth time in three weeks as the fifth-ranked Braves blew by Kelso 50-6 in a first-round 3A state playoff game at Lampson Stadium.

Joey Jansen feathered a pair of perfect passes to Tyler Holle for 53- and 41-yard touchdowns, and AJ Griffiths took a screen pass 31 yards for another score.

"Unbelievable," Kamiakin coach Scott Biglin said of the defense, which has allowed just 94 points all season. "They are money right now, and that was a tough test this week. And special teams, we work a half hour every day in practices, and it's paying off in games."

The Braves (11-0), who have outscored their two postseason opponents 106-13, will be back at home next Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff with Mount Spokane (10-1), a high-scoring team that may provide a big test for the Braves' defense.

"Real excited," linebacker Trevor Powers said about facing a team that has scored 48 or more points in each of its last four games, including 62 in a regional playoff win over Kennewick. "I'm looking forward to it."

Against Kelso, Kamiakin's offense was on the field for just 38 plays but still accounted for six touchdowns.

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Kamiakin rolls past Southridge 56-7

KENNEWICK -- The Kamiakin football team is like an elevator filled with toxic gas, on fire and plunging 60 stories to the ground.

So many ways to hurt you, and it's really going to get ugly.

The Braves scored twice on punt returns, twice more on interception returns and flat ran over the Southridge Suns in a 56-7 regional playoff rout at Lampson Stadium on Friday night.

Play-maker Tim White scored on the punts and an interception to start the second half. Dom Davis had a 93-yard pick-six to end the first along with 109 yards and two more scores on the ground.

And on a night when Kamiakin's vaunted passing game was mostly shelved, the Braves instead ran the ball for 226 yards.

"It feels good," Davis said after a season-high in rushing and scoring. "It's always good to beat a rival, especially in the playoffs and especially like this."

While the season ends for the Suns (4-6), the No. 5 Braves (10-0) will await the winner of today's game between Kelso (6-3) and Seattle Prep (7-2) next week back at Lampson.

Kamiakin's special teams showed up right from the start. The opening kickoff, which the Suns kicked short to smartly stay away from White, was hauled in at the 32 by upback Jesse Houser, who collided with his own blocker before rumbling down to the 27.

Zip-zip-zip, the Braves were in the end zone on Davis' first scoring run.

The game was 14-0 when the Suns notched their only score thanks to a big play of their own. AJ Henderson slipped away from the defender after hauling in Matt Mendenhall's pass at midfield and raced all the way down to the 1 on the 74-yard play.

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