K.C. Johnson’s Pirates are back on track.
Lane Johnson threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns and Adna went to King’s Way Christian and handed the Class 1A Knights a 42-7 defeat in non-league action Friday.
One year removed from a vastly uncharacteristic 1-win season, the Pirates are now 3-2 overall with both their losses coming to the No. 1 (Kalama) and No. 2 (Napavine) teams in the state.
“Pretty happy with the kids tonight,” Johnson said. “We’re more balanced. We’ve just gotta keep getting better. I’m proud of these kids and how far we’ve gone and progressed each week.”
The Pirates outgained the Knights 424 yards to 85, with 60 of King’s Way’s yards coming on a 60-yard passing bomb against Adna’s freshmen squad in garbage time.
Adna tallied 22 first downs in just 11 minutes of total possession, and held the Knights to -3 yards of offense at the half.
Aaron Aselton (four catches for 66 yards), Asa Ingle and Asher Guererro each hauled in scoring receptions. Adna was also a threat on the ground, racking up 197 yards from seven different ball carriers.
Jaxon Dunnagan was the top rusher, carrying the rock nine times for 69 yards, while Guerrero, Johnson and Luke Mohney each tacked on rushing scores.
Adna (3-2, 1-1) hosts Stevenson Friday night with a big fireworks show planned afterward.