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Enumclaw Hornets find the winning formula | Prep Football

By DENNIS BOX
Enumclaw Courier Herald Editor
September 23, 2013 · 5:41 PM
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The Hornets’ Nick Conrad hauls in a pass from Peter Nordby during Friday’s rout of Heritage High. / Photo by Clara Dodge

Enumclaw bounced back after last week’s loss to roll up a 41-22 victory over Heritage High Friday at Pete’s Pool.

The Hornets put together a running and passing attack to score 28 unanswered points in the first half.

In the third frame the Hornets posted 13 more.

"We played really hard with great intensity and effort, coach Mark Gunderson said. "Our kids wanted to rebound after a difficult loss last week. We had a chip on our shoulder and I think we played that way the entire game. I was very proud of the way our kids performed and how they executed the game plan.  We are very excited about where we are going as a program."

The first TD came on a 1-yard run by Mauricio Portillo. The next score came from a 53-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Peter Nordby to Nick Conrad and the air show continued with Trey Rodarte scoring on a 64-yard pass from Nordby for the next six.

The Hornets switched back to a ground attack as Evan McCrillis broke loose for a 46-yard touchdown. The final six came on a 5-yard dash from Cameron Strecker.

Enumclaw has built a 2-1 record, with all games of the nonleague sort. The trend continues this week with a long road trip; the Hornets kick off at 7 p.m. Friday against Skyview High at Kiggins Bowl in Vancouver. EHS will begin the South Puget Sound League 3A campaign Oct. 4 against Auburn Mountainview, a game slated for Memorial Stadium in Auburn.


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