White River explodes for 42-0 victory over Evergreen

The White River Hornets erupted for a season-high 42 points Friday night, shutting out the winless Evergreen High squad in a South Puget Sound League 2A football mismatch.

The White River Hornets erupted for a season-high 42 points Friday night, shutting out the winless Evergreen High squad in a South Puget Sound League 2A football mismatch.

With the road victory, White River improved to 3-4 in league play and 3-5 overall.

The Hornets will seek victory No. 4 Friday when they travel to Renton Memorial Stadium to challenge the Renton Indians of the SPSL 2A Sound Division. The game has a 7 p.m. kickoff.

White River’s trouncing of the Evergreen Wolverines last week made it two wins in a row for the Hornets, who defeated Foss High the week before.

Against Evergreen, White River did most of its damage early, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter and three more in the second. With a 36-0 advantage at intermission, the Hornets could back off the rest of the way.

White River scored early on a short run by John Bellin, followed by a two-point pass from Trevor Johnson to Michael Pedreira. The score went to 15-0 when Joel Seferian returned a fumble 22 yards for a TD and Greg Piontek booted the extra point.

Second-quarter touchdowns came on runs by Devyn Hager and Hunter Heriot, plus a 25-yard pass from Johnson to Ethan Clay. The final TD of the night was another run by Bellin.

White River amassed 386 yards of offense, with 291 of those coming on the ground. Hager totaled 116 yards on 11 carries, Bellin added 77 yards on just 10 attempts and Heriot carried four times for 70 yards.

By contrast, the Hornet defense held Evergreen to a measly 65 yards of offense, all on the ground.

Enumclaw topples Thomas Jefferson

The Enumclaw High Hornets improved to break-even status with a 29-14 victory over the Thomas Jefferson Raiders.

Playing their only Thursday night contest of the season, the Hornets pushed their record to 3-3 in North Puget Sound League 4A play. Keeping with its .500 theme, the team is now 4-4 overall.

The regular season comes to a close this week and Enumclaw finishes at home, entertaining the Auburn Mountainview Lions. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

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