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SPORTS BRIEF: Junior Hornets off to Superbowl

Fifth grade

The Junior Hornets fifth-grade team posted its second straight playoff win and shutout against Lakes 12-0 Saturday at Steilacoom High. The game marked the team’s seventh shutout of the season and its 10th victory, qualifying it for a ticket to play in the 2010 Superbowl against Bellarmine Saturday at Steilacoom.

The fifth-grade Junior Hornets defense stopped the Lancers famous wedge play with 190-pound Jake Hedington hammering the interior at nose guard. Safety Quinton Scott had an interception and a fumble recovery while defensive ends Colton Clark and Nathan Heggen each recovered fumbles. The Junior Hornet offense carried a smashmouth running attack that ran over Lancer defenders all day long. Tailback Mason Fend scored two touchdowns aided by continuous physical blocks from his running back mates Travis Baxter and Bear Kuro.

Sixth grade

The Junior Hornets displayed a stout team defense when it counted most to upset Tacoma Saturday en route to a 7-0 shutout. By defeating the previously undefeated and favored Panthers, they punched their ticket to next weekend’s championship game against the Central Hornets, also of Tacoma.

Three times, the Panthers offense was inside the Junior Hornets’ 5-yard line only to be turned away.

The teams were scoreless at halftime and the deadlock was finally broken in the third quarter on a touchdown run by Taylor Beaird who terrorized the Panther defense all afternoon with a steady diet of counter plays and juking. Kidder McKee converted the extra point by completing a clutch pass to James Cozad to make it 7-0.

Highlight performances were put in by the entire offensive line of Sam Rodarte, Aiden Michaelson, Ryan Lusk, Noah Dennison, Logan Valcarce and Zac Furman.

Fifth grade

The Junior Hornets fifth-grade team posted its second straight playoff win and shutout against Lakes 12-0 Saturday at Steilacoom High. The game marked the team’s seventh shutout of the season and its 10th victory, qualifying it for a ticket to play in the 2010 Superbowl against Bellarmine Saturday at Steilacoom.

The fifth-grade Junior Hornets defense stopped the Lancers famous wedge play with 190-pound Jake Hedington hammering the interior at nose guard. Safety Quinton Scott had an interception and a fumble recovery while defensive ends Colton Clark and Nathan Heggen each recovered fumbles. The Junior Hornet offense carried a smashmouth running attack that ran over Lancer defenders all day long. Tailback Mason Fend scored two touchdowns aided by continuous physical blocks from his running back mates Travis Baxter and Bear Kuro.

Sixth grade

The Junior Hornets displayed a stout team defense when it counted most to upset Tacoma Saturday en route to a 7-0 shutout. By defeating the previously undefeated and favored Panthers, they punched their ticket to next weekend’s championship game against the Central Hornets, also of Tacoma.

Three times, the Panthers offense was inside the Junior Hornets’ 5-yard line only to be turned away.

The teams were scoreless at halftime and the deadlock was finally broken in the third quarter on a touchdown run by Taylor Beaird who terrorized the Panther defense all afternoon with a steady diet of counter plays and juking. Kidder McKee converted the extra point by completing a clutch pass to James Cozad to make it 7-0.

Highlight performances were put in by the entire offensive line of Sam Rodarte, Aiden Michaelson, Ryan Lusk, Noah Dennison, Logan Valcarce and Zac Furman.

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