EHS FOOTBALL: Hornets heading into the fire

If there is any truth to the story about the big fish swallowing up the smaller fish, the Enumclaw High football squad will find itself in the belly of the whale Friday when it travels to Harry Lang Stadium to play Lakes.

If there is any truth to the story about the big fish swallowing up the smaller fish, the Enumclaw High football squad will find itself in the belly of the whale Friday when it travels to Harry Lang Stadium to play Lakes.

EHS coach Don Bartel said his charges have a healthy respect for the 5-0, highly-ranked Lancer contingent but, they are not shaking in their boots.

“Lakes is a really solid team that has taken the wraps off of their offense this year, by putting their fast backs out in space,” he said. “But we have no intention of showing up and being the sacrificial lamb. We are going to go out on the field, play our game, give Lakes High the strongest challenge we possibly can and have some fun.”

The game will be televised by Q-13 and King 5 sports.

The Hornets lost to 5-1 Auburn Mountainview 48-21 Friday in their homecoming contest. At the same time, Lakes was dismantling Decatur 61-0.

The Hornets couldn’t keep up with the Lion scoring machine. Enumclaw trailed by a score of 34-7 at halftime, but Bartel was encouraged that his troops played hard.

In the process, Bartel treated fans to a glimpse of the future, as sophomore running back Vladimir Mejia and quarterback Peter Nordby took over the show.

With the setback, the Hornets slipped to 1-5 overall and to 0-2 in SPSL 3A action.

EHS quarterback Tyler Carlson capped off a long scoring drive midway through the first quarter when he tucked the pigskin under his arm and ran off-tackle to paydirt from 5 yards out. After Matthew Wasisco split the uprights with the point-after touchdown kick the score was 13-7 in favor of the Lions.

The Hornets put together two more scoring drives in the second half. One was culminated by a 20-yard aerial from Carlson to Adam Cosgrove. The other ended with Mejia banging into the end zone from 5 yards out, following a 30-yard naked bootleg by Nordby.

 

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