Kuyateh downplays chants, plays up starring chance for Interboro

Posted on August 26, 2017 in Newspaper.

By Matt Smith

Kalie Kuyateh was aware that his name was being called from the Interboro student section.

Chants of “Kalie! Kalie Kalie!” could be heard loud and clear.

Kuyateh, the star senior running back for Interboro in Friday night’s season-opening, 26-13 victory over Strath Haven, played coy when asked about his adoring fan club after the game.

“Yeah, well … it’s a great feeling,” he said.

Kuyateh was the lightning to backfield mate Joe Forte’s thunder. The one-two punch that is sure to give defenses fits all season long combined for 196 yards and 30 carries. Kuyateh rushed for a game-high 134 yards with a pair of touchdowns on 18 totes. Forte chipped in with 62 yards on 12 hard-nosed carries.

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