The key to a wake-up call is not the call itself. It’s how well you wake up once you hear it.

A week after a humbling loss to Richland, the Kamiakin Braves got another one against Mid-Columbia Conference foe Walla Walla.

When Blue Devils quarterback Mitch Lesmeister broke off a 64-yard screen pass to Noah Porter on their fourth play from scrimmage, it set up the first score of the game — a 3-yard run by Lesmeister — just 2 minutes, 5 seconds into the game.

“We were kind of pumped up on senior night and got caught in the moment,” said Braves senior defensive back/running back Gavin Crow, reflecting on the pregame ceremony that honored Kamiakin’s senior players. “(Walla Walla’s touchdown) was a wake-up call for us. Then we woke up and finished the job.”

The Braves certainly did, rolling up 34 points over the next three quarters to take control en route to a 44-14 MCC win Friday at Lampson Stadium.

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