Both Hornets leave Friday games with close losses

The Enumclaw Hornets couldn't overcome a first-half deficit Friday night, eventually falling 34-28 to the Auburn Trojans.

The Enumclaw Hornets couldn’t overcome a first-half deficit Friday night, eventually falling 34-28 to the Auburn Trojans.

The loss saw EHS slip below .500 at 1-2 in North Puget Sound League 4A play and 2-3 overall.

The Hornets will be looking for some Homecoming magic to help this Friday when the Federal Way Eagles visit the Enumclaw Expo Center. Kickoff comes at 7 p.m. against Federal Way, which sits at 1-2 in league play and 3-2 overall.

Enumclaw fell into an early hole last week, allowing Auburn to score the first three touchdowns of the contest. Hornet quarterback Jacob Revell’s 23-yard TD toss to Kaden Anderson halted the Trojan momentum, but Auburn’s Joseph Fagan took off on his fourth long touchdown run before halftime and EHS headed to the locker room on the short end of a 28-7 score.

The second half was more to Enumclaw’s liking. The Hornets cut into the Trojan lead when Revell scored on a 5-yard run in the third quarter, them sliced the margin to 28-21 when Revel connected with Anderson for a short TD toss and a two-point conversion was good.

Auburn put its winning points on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter, stretching its margin to 34-21. Enumclaw put up the final touchdown of the night when Revell and Ethan Eilertson teamed up for a 4-yard score.

White River takes two-point loss against Patriots

White River High played tough against the second-place Washington Patriots Friday night, but dropped a 16-14 decision on the road.

The loss pushed the Hornets to 1-3 in South Puget Sound League 2A play and 1-4 overall.

Things don’t get any easier this week, with the Fife Trojans headed to Buckley. Fife sports a 3-1 mark in league play and sits at 4-1 overall, its only blemish coming last week during a 45-43 heartbreaker to league-leading Franklin Pierce.

This week’s home game kicks off at 7 p.m.

The highlight of White River’s loss to Washington came when freshman quarterback T.J. Stroschein connected with Ethan Clay on a 73-yard touchdown. Hunter Heriot was the Hornets’ leading rusher, carrying 19 times and gaining 66 yards.

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