Spartans, Panthers move on to play postseason games | Football

The regular season ended with the undefeated Sumner Spartans winning its ninth game of the season Friday.

The Spartans beat the Auburn Riverside Ravens 42-7.

The Ravens took an early lead with less than four minutes remaining in the first quarter.

The early touchdown for Riverside would be its only score of the night.

Sumner’s first score came before the end of the first quarter.

The Spartans trailed the Ravens 7-6 after a 30 yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Luke Ross to junior running back Connor Wedington.

The point after was unsuccessful.

Sumner scored two more times before the half.

A 12 yard touchdown pass from Ross to junior receiver Tyson Rainwater added six.

The Spartans went for two but were unsuccessful converting.

A fumble was returned by senior outside line backer Kolby Nikolaisen for 22 yards added another six to Sumner’s score.

The point after by junior kicker Nick Philips was good and the Spartans led 19-7 entering the half.

Halfway through the third quarter Ross’ pass to tight end Michael Carey for 3 yards was good for six.

The Spartans scored three more times in the fourth quarter to end the game.

A 65 yard run by senior running back Josh Riley and a 12 yard run by Wedington added to Sumner’s lead.

The Spartans were up 40-7.

With two minutes remaining in the game, the Spartans scored its final two points off a safety.

Both Riley and Wedington rushed for more than 100 yards.

Riley finished the game with 10 carries for 114 yards and Wedington had 20 carries for a total of 112 rushing yards.

The post season begins Friday.

Sumner is scheduled to face the Cleveland Eagles.

At the time of press, the day of the game and location was still yet to be determined but kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Bonney Lake off to Arlington

A 13-10 victory over Peninsula for Bonney Lake secured the Panthers a postseason bid.

Bonney Lake finished the regular season with a 4-3 league record and a 5-4 overall.

The Panthers’ continued season begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, against the Arlington Eagles at Arlington High School.