When Enumclaw traveled to Lincoln Bowl in Tacoma to take on the Fighting Abes Friday, the Hornets’ senior quarterback and defensive back Tyler Carlson was standing on the sidelines in street clothes.
This left Enumclaw sophomore signal caller Peter Nordby to take over the reins and receive his baptism by fire. He got that, as the Abes throttled Enumclaw 50-21 to drop EHS’s overall record to 1-2.
The Enumclaw stop troops did little to stop Abe tailback Emmanuel Thompkins, who ran for 189 yards on 17 carries and four rushing touchdowns.
The EHS offense displayed flashes of brilliance, but didn’t have the ball enough, as Lincoln burned up the clock with its land attack, running for nearly 300 yards.
The Hornets managed three sustained drives, as they tallied a touchdown in each of the first three stanzas. They drew first blood when Cameron Strecker followed a tandem of blockers into the end zone from 2 yards.
But every time EHS registered six, Lincoln would double that accomplishment.
Behind 29-7, Enumclaw scored again on an 11-yard aerial strike from Nordby to wideout Bryson Grant and the tally at the break was 29-14.
Enumclaw found the end zone one last time in the third period when Nordby hooked up with Perry Rockwood on a 24-yard rainbow. After Matthew Wasisco made it 3-for-3 on PATs, Lincoln was still ahead 43-21.
Enumclaw was unable to thwart Thompkins as he notched his fourth TD and Lincoln’s final tally of the evening.
EHS will tussle with Capital Friday at Olympia’s Ingersoll Stadium. Capital was annihilated Friday by Lakes 57-7.