Enumclaw’s Jackson McCann rushes the ball past Auburn Riverside after the Ravens scored a touchdown. The Hornets won 30-27 by scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Photo by Ray Still

Football: Local teams win 3 out of 4

Local football teams went three-for-four Friday night, with Enumclaw, Sumner and White River picking up league victories.

Local football teams went three-for-four Friday night, with Enumclaw, Sumner and White River picking up league victories.

ENUMCLAW

The Hornets may have felt slighted earlier in the season, but there’s no ignoring Enumclaw after Friday’s 30-27 win over state-ranked Auburn Riverside.

The victory came on Homecoming night at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

The Hornets earned the victory in rather dramatic fashion. Trailing 14-10 after three quarters of play, Enumclaw posted 20 points in the final period to pull out the win.

With the victory, EHS improved to 4-1 in North Puget Sound League 4A play and sits at 6-1 overall. The Hornets’ next contest comes Friday night against Thomas Jefferson; it will be Senior Night at the Expo Center.

SUMNER

The Spartans walloped Bellermine Prep 45-14 at Sunset Chev Stadium, showing they belong among the top Class 4A programs.

The win improved Sumner’s record to 4-2 in South Puget Sound League play and 5-2 overall. The pair of losses came during much-anticipated showdowns against Top 10 foes Graham-Kaposwin and Puyallup.

Sumner will be looking to climb in the standings this Friday, traveling to Sparks Stadium to take on the Rogers Rams (3-3, 3-4). The regular season wraps up Oct. 27 with a home game against winless Emerald Ridge.

WHITE RIVER

The Hornets traveled to Tacoma to lay a 23-16 defeat on the Foss Falcons.

The first touchdown came on a 55-yard gallop by Devyn Hager. Then, in less traditional fashion, the Hornets scored again when Parker Knaus blocked a Falcon field goal attempt and teammate TJ Stroschein took the loose ball 92 yards to the end zone. The final TD for the Hornets came when Stroschein connected with Michael Pedreira from 10 yards out.

The victory improved White River’s mark to 4-2 in South Puget Sound League 2A action and 4-3 overall.

The final game of the regular season comes Friday night at White River, with the Hornets taking on winless Evergreen High. White River will be looking to break a three-team logjam for second place in the league standings.

BONNEY LAKE

Little went right for the Panthers, who suffered a 45-0 loss to the Lakes Lancers.

Bonney Lake is now 2-3 in Pierce County League play and 2-5 overall.

The Panthers have another tough task this Friday, hosting the first-place Lincoln Abes (5-0, 6-1). The regular season concludes Oct. 27 with what should be a slightly easier chore, a road game against Spanaway Lake (1-5, 1-6).

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