Kamiakin rallies from slow start to beat Eastmont 35-6

By Dustin Brennan |

Ready to get back to business after a 2016 season that produced the first state championship in school history, the No. 3 Kamiakin High School football team recovered from a slow start to beat Eastmont 35-6 on Friday night in the season opener in East Wenatchee.

Benson Smith caught both of first-year starting quarterback Payton Flynn’s touchdown passes, and running back Talmage Jacobson scored twice on the ground.

But as positive as the end result was for the Braves, things looked disastrous out of the gate.

Kamiakin looked like it had Eastmont stopped on the game’s opening drive when the Wildcats faced third-and-17 on the Braves’ 28-yard line, but quarterback Caelen Massey hit Ethan Simpson in the back of the end zone for a touchdown and an early 6-0 lead.

Working a two-quarterback system, Eastmont looked to be back in business later in the first quarter when Kole Warren hit Cameron Scaramozzino for a 69-yard catch-and-run to the Braves’ 9, but the drive stalled out and an errant snap on the field-goal attempt turned the Wildcats away with nothing to show for their efforts.

The game was all Kamiakin the rest of the way. Freshman running back Tuna Altahir closed out a lengthy drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to put the Braves on the board, and Flynn connected with Smith for a 14-yard score for a 14-6 halftime lead.

A 60-yard punt return by Champ Grayson set up a 2-yard TD run by Jacobson in the third, then Flynn hit Smith for a for another score, and Jacobson scampered in from 17 yards out to cap the scoring in the fourth.

Despite winning by four touchdowns, Kamiakin coach Scott Biglin said in a text that the team made a lot of early-season mistakes and picked up too many penalties.

Kamiakin beat Eastmont 44-0 in last season’s opener.

Individual stats were not available.

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May/June 2017 Calendar


See the attached PDF for May/June calendar dates.  If you have any questions please contact coach Biglin at or 222-7000


2017 Spring/Summer Football Letter

Dear Braves,
I first wanted to welcome each of you to the Kamiakin Brave's Family. I hope you are
excited about being a Brave. I know we are excited about having you join the Brave
Family. The students at Kamiakin represent some of the finest young individuals in our
community. Tradition has been set by all former Braves and now it is your turn to leave
your legacy.

Studies show that the more students are involved in extra-curricular activities, the greater
success the students have in academics. We encourage all students to participate in as
many activities as possible at Kamiakin. The friends and experiences you will gain will
help prepare you in life after high school.

With this in mind, I am officially inviting each of you to join Our Brave Football Family
and help build upon the success and traditions that have been established by many great
alums of Kamiakin. If you are interested, here are some important information and dates.
I look forward to working with each and every one of you.

Parent Meeting:
We will have a spring football meeting at the beginning of May. We will go over
all spring and summer football activities. This is a mandatory meeting for both parents
and players. Please make plans to attend. Please check the football website in April.
If you are interested in buying your own helmet, we will have a sales rep at this meeting
to size and fit each player. This helmet you purchase will be yours the entire 4 years at Kamaikin.

Football Website:
- Please check this weekly for updates on spirit pack orders, calendars, practice
times and summer team camp information.

Spirit Packs:
All football shorts, socks, decals, sweatshirts, shorts, etc will be available for
purchase at the following website. Please note that we will ship all orders at one time in
June. All players must have black shorts and red practice jerseys. More info coming.

Twitter: FBkamiakin
- If you have a twitter account, please follow me. I will send regular updates on
times and dates. This is an important tool in communicating with you. This is the most
effective tool for me to communicate info.

- Please make sure your son's physical is up to date. This needs to be turned into
Coach Biglin in order to participate in spring athletics.

Team Camp:
- Team Camp will be from June 20th-23rd. Cost will be $300. We will attend one
day at Eastern Washington University Team Camp. This $300 will pay for spring
football, team camp, and Summer Athletic Conditioning. This is mandatory for all
football players. Please include a front and back copy of your child's insurance card.
This is important and required. All fees and paperwork must be turned in in ordered to
pick up your gear. You can turn the forms into Kamiakin (attn.: Coach Biglin).

Spring Practices:
- Spring practice for football will begin May 30th. I am finalizing our calendar. I
will post to our website and twitter page as soon as I have it finalized. We only get 13
spring practices including team camp. It is important that you attend every session. If
you have another sporting event, please talk with your coach and try to make some of
the practice. We will do everything we can to accommodate all athletes.

Clearance Packet:
- You can print of a copy of the clearance packet at the following address:
Go to the athletics tab, and then click on forms. Print the sports clearance packet and the
football safety guidelines form. These need to be turned in with your camp registration
prior to gear pick up. You cannot practice without these forms.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me
or call 222-7000

2017 Spirit Pack