White River football earns second win; Enumclaw slips with 25-19 loss

The White River Hornets picked up their second win of the season Friday night and did so in dramatic fashion.

The White River Hornets picked up their second win of the season Friday night and did so in dramatic fashion.

With a 27-14, home-field victory over Foss High, the Hornets improved to 2-4 in South Puget Sound League 2A play and 2-5 overall.

White River jumped on top with a 20-yard touchdown run from Luke Northam, followed by a two-point conversion run by John Bellin. Greg Piontek’s 35-yard field goal pushed the White River lead to 11-0 at halftime. Northam and Ethan Clay added touchdown runs, but the visitors finally answered with a pair of fourth-quarter TDs to make the score respectable. Piontek added his second field goal of the night to finish the scoring.

Hornet highlights included a Foss pass that was tipped by Jared Selander and intercepted by Northam, who added a 31-yard return. On the final Foss possession, Micah Armendariz sacked the Falcon quarterback in the end zone, but the ball was fumbled and recovered by the offense on the 1-yard line. On the following play, Hornet sophomore Jack Ervein came up with White River’s second interception, sealing the victory.

Enumclaw slips with 25-19 loss to Auburn Riverside

The Enumclaw Hornets slipped to 2-3 in North Puget Sound League 4A play last Friday with a tough 25-19 loss to Auburn Riverside.

The defeat, which came at Auburn Memorial Stadium, dropped EHS to 3-4 on the season.

The Hornets will look to bounce back this Friday against Thomas Jefferson (1-4, 2-5). It will be two road games in a row for Enumclaw, as the Raiders will be playing their Homecoming contest.

The Hornets kept things close against Auburn Riverside, scoring in the second and third quarters to keep things close, then adding a go-ahead touchdown in the final period. Aaron Beaird scored had all three TDs for the Hornets and his final score, from two yards out, gave EHS a 19-17 lead.

The Ravens’ O’Darious Shaw answered with a game-winning, 11-yard touchdown run.

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