After losing four straight midway through the season, the Sumner Spartans punched its ticket Tuesday to the South Puget Sound League 3A district playoffs.
A three way tie for fourth place between Sumner, Enumclaw and Lakes called for a mini tiebreaker playoff game to determine which team enters the playoffs as the No. 4 seed.
The tiebreaker game was played Tuesday at Franklin Pierce Stadium with the Spartans facing Enumclaw in the first two quarters.
Sumner won the first half against Enumclaw 14-12.
After one quarter, the Hornets led Sumner 3-0.
To start the second quarter, the Hornets increased its lead with another field goal.
Enumclaw was up 6-0 over the Spartans with 11:38 to play.
The Spartans scored its first off an 11 yard pass from senior quarterback Chase Torgison to sophomore Connor Wedington.
Sumner led 7-6.
Torgison hooked up with Wedington again for another touchdown on a 39 yard pass.
The Spartans took the 14-6 lead.
The Hornets scored the final points of the game. Now down 14-12, Enumclaw had a chance to tie.
Sumner denied the Hornets the two point conversion.
Enumclaw went for the onside kick but Sumner recovered with nine seconds to play in the first half.
The Spartans took a knee, ending the first game.
After a 20 minute intermission, the Spartans came out of the locker room to face the Lakes Lancers.
Sumner started the second game with an interception.
Two plays later, the Spartans get on the board first after a 93 yard run by junior Josh Riley.
Lakes answers with a touchdown but the point after was no good, the Lancers trailed 7-6.
The first quarter of the second game came to an end with Sumner up by one.
The second quarter saw a 24 and 33 yard field goal by senior Michael Smith.
The Spartans held Lakes scoreless in the second quarter.
Sumner won 13-6.
With the win, the Spartans enter the district playoffs as the No. 4 seed.
Sumner faces Juanita at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.
If Sumner wins its will enter the first round of the state playoffs starting Nov. 14.