Spartans end losing streak, win Sunset Bowl | Prep Football

Rather than wearing Sumner purple and gold and Bonney Lake teal and black, fans dawned black and red in support of Marysville Pilchuck High School following the school shooting earlier in the day Friday.

The Sumner Spartans celebrate its 42-7 Sunset Bowl win over Bonney Lake Friday.

Rather than wearing Sumner purple and gold and Bonney Lake teal and black, fans dawned black and red in support of Marysville Pilchuck High School following the school shooting earlier in the day Friday.

Bonney Lake and Sumner entered Friday’s Sunset Bowl with a 1-4 conference record.

The Panthers had lost its game the week before and the Spartans were hoping to end its four game losing streak.

And it did.

Despite the identical conference records, the Spartans dominated the rivalry game.

Sumner beat Bonney Lake 42-7.

“Sumner played an almost perfect game, committing only two penalties and no turnovers,” Sumner coach Keith Ross said.

The Spartans first score of the game came on a 85 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Chase Torgison to freshman Emmanuel Fidecaro.

After one, Sumner led 7-0.

The second quarter saw three more scores for the Spartans.

Increasing its lead by seven, Torgison threw a 57 yard pass to senior Triston Wedington for a touchdown.

Sumner’s next seven came from Torgison himself. He kept the ball for 27 yards and increased the Spartans lead to 21-0.

The final score of the first half came off a 12 yard run by sophomore Connor Wedington.

Sumner led the Panthers 28-0 at the half.

Entering the second half of play, it remained the Spartans game.

The only score of the third quarter was a one yard quarterback keeper by Torgison to put Sumner up 35-0.

Connor Wedington scored his second touchdown of the game on a two yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Spartans led its rival 42-0 in the fourth quarter.

Bonney Lake scored its first and only score of the game in the final quarter.

The Panthers seven points came on a two yard run by senior Ethan McElderry.

Bonney Lake coach Jason Silbaugh said McElderry “battled all night (down) to the last minute.”

Silbaugh added, it was good he scored a touchdown in his final Sunset Bowl.

McElderry ended the game with 107 yards on 21 carries.

Ross said “Torgison played his best game of the year.”

Torgison finished the game 12 for 17 with 264 yards.

He also rushed six times for 44 yards.

“We need to give Sumner a lot of credit,” Silbaugh said. “They came out ready to play and did not let the atmosphere of the game get to them.”

Ross said “Both schools did a fantastic job representing their schools.”

With the win, it ends Sumner’s four game losing streak and increases its conference record to 2-4. The Spartans are 4-4 overall on the year.

“It was important for us to get back on the winning track after a month of close losses,” Ross said.

Bonney Lake falls to seventh place with a 1-5 conference record and a 2-6 overall record.

The regular season ends with Sumner hosting Auburn Riverside at 7 p.m. Friday.

“Now we need to focus on the task at hand this week and work on getting better,” he said.

The Panthers travel to Peninsula to play the Seahawks at 7 p.m. Friday.

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