The Sumner Spartans went undefeated in the regular season beating White River Hornets in the final game 35-0 at home.
The Spartans face off against Renton High School in the first round of the playoffs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at Sunset Chev Stadium.
“This was our best full game of the season,” coach Keith Ross said of the White River game. “We talked about this game as the start of our playoffs.”
The Spartans used this game to build confidence and momentum going into the first week of playoffs, Ross said.
On the first play of the game, Sumner scored on a 68-yard pass from wide receiver Josiah Fidecaro to wide receiver Austin Gregg. The Spartans scored again on a run by DeJon Lynch to take the lead to 14-0 over the Hornets.
After White River turned the ball over on downs, Sumner scored again. Lynch scored on a 42-yard run for another seven, increasing the Spartans’ lead to 21-0.
The Hornets fumbled and the Spartans recovered with 2:29 to go in the second. As the clock ran out, Sumner capitalized and scored a touchdown to increase its lead to 28-0 to end the half.
The Spartans punted on its first drive of the second half. After White River punted, Spartans scored a touchdown on a 32-yard run by Lynch.
With 6:30 to play in the third, Sumner scored for its last time of the game, taking the lead to 35-0.
The fourth quarter went quickly with White River and Sumner punting the ball. The Spartans had the ball with 56.9 seconds to play and held onto it to keep its perfect season alive.
Sumner held a good team to zero points, ran the ball well and the offensive line had its best game of the season, he said.
“It was a great team effort,” Ross said. “Our focus and sense of urgency was tremendous.”
Sumner finished first in the conference with a 7-0 league reference and a 9-0 overall record.