A field goal, a touchdown pass and a short scoring run allowed the Enumclaw High Hornets to finish the 2012 football campaign on a winning note.
The team’s season finale was played Thursday night against Franklin Pierce on the Cardinals’ home turf. Enumclaw had no road woes, picking up a 17-6 victory.
The game was part of a series between teams in the South Puget Sound League’s 3A and 2A divisions – a Week 10 opportunity for clubs that had not qualified for the postseason playoffs.
Enumclaw got on the board first thanks to a 30-yard field goal by Caleb Gwerder and added a second-quarter touchdown when quarterback Peter Nordby connected with Adam Cosgrove on a 12-yard toss.
Along the way, the Hornet defense allowed its only touchdown of the night. But EHS came up with a block of the extra-point kick, allowing Enumclaw to head into halftime with a 10-6 advantage.
After a scoreless third period, Enumclaw salted away the win when David Pugh scored on a 2-yard run and Gwerder was good on the PAT.
Thursday’s victory provides Enumclaw High some momentum heading into the offseason, as it marked the only time this campaign the team notched back-to-back wins. The previous Friday, EHS slipped past Decatur 22-20, thanks to a TD catch by Bryson Grant and scoring runs by Mauricio Portillo and Cameron Strecker.
The Hornets finished 4-6 overall and 1-4 in SPSL 3A play during the inaugural season under coach Mark Gunderson.