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SPORTS BRIEFS: Junior Hornets sweep Tigers
Saturday, Enumclaw Junior Hornets Football ran the table with five team wins during its second home event at Pete’s Pool.
It was the franchise’s final nondivisional game before starting league play Saturday against Tacoma. Four of the five teams played against the UTYA Tigers and the seventh-grade team faced off against Lakewood.
The fourth-grade team won 26-13, with touchdowns by both Kameron McKee and Jackson McCann. With five sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery, the team showed a strong defense and offensive line.
The fifth-grade team won 39-0 against the Tigers. It was the second weekend in a row the fifth-grade defense shut out its opponent. Mason Fend set the tone by returning the opening kickoff for a 70-yard touchdown. That was followed by five other TDs made by Bear Kuro, Nathan Heggen, Tanner Chase and Quinton and Brayden Scott. Defensive highlights include interceptions by Grayson McKoon and Quinton Scott.
The sixth-grade team won 27-12, notching its second victory of the season. The offensive line dominated the Tigers’ defensive front all day long, carving out plenty of space for running backs Kidder McKee, Taylor Beaird and Jake Treece to find the end zone.
The seventh-grade team won 34-6 against the Lumberjacks, with touchdowns by Connor Pierce, Dylan Miller and Tyler Harris, two thrown by Scotty Garvin, plus a game-changing fumble recovery in the end zone by Zach Kruse.
The eighth-grade team was victorious 30-6. Highlights include Bailey Rogers’ 56-yard run and Amen Guthrie’s 45-yard touchdown pass. Their stout defense forced five sacks, seven tackles for losses and three fumble recoveries.