White River Hornets wrap up season against Chief Sealth International High School | Prep Football

The White River Hornets will wrap up a disappointing season Friday night with a “Week 10” game against Chief Sealth International High School.

The White River Hornets will wrap up a disappointing season Friday night with a “Week 10” game against Chief Sealth International High School.

The contest will kick off at 7 p.m. on the Seahawks’ home turf in Seattle.

The 10th game of the season marks the beginning of postseason action for teams making the playoffs. Other squads find pairings against other non-playoff teams. White River Athletic Director Chris Gibson reached out to the Seahawks of the Metro League’s Valley Division and found a willing participant.

White River finished the regular season with a record of 2-7, which included a 1-6 mark in South Puget Sound League 2A play. The Seahawks finished 3-6 overall, splitting their four league tilts.

White River completed its regular season on Halloween night, getting entirely spooked by the visiting Orting Cardinals, who rolled to a 45-21 victory.

The game was close early, as Orting opened with a 41-yard touchdown run by Josh Ellington, only to be answered by a 71-yard TD toss from White River quarterback Derek Bell to Hunter Hendricks. Things quickly went wrong for the Hornets, as Orting posted two more touchdowns in the first quarter and jumped to a 21-7 lead. Another TD and a field goal by the Cards in the second period gave the visitors a 31-7 lead as the teams filed into the locker rooms at halftime.

Two more Orting touchdowns in the third quarter made matters worse for White River, which found itself on the short end of a 45-7 score.

The Hornets posted two TDs in the fourth quarter, with Justin Tidwell doing the honors on both occasions. An 8-yard run came first, followed by a 38-yard gallop. Alex Armstrong converted the extra-point kicks to polish off the Hornet scoring.

More in Sports

Winter season in full swing at Enumclaw High

The Hornets have participated in a pair of four-team gymnastics meets so far. They will compete again Wednesday hosting Federal Way, Kennedy Catholic and Mount Rainier at PEAK Gymnastics in Enumclaw.

White River wrestlers top foes

The White River High gymnasium was the place to be Dec. 6, as some of the state’s top wrestling teams – and a handful of highly-ranked individuals – gathered for a night of competition.

Panther pair sign with college programs

A pair of Bonney Lake High School seniors formalized their athletic futures during a Nov. 22 signing ceremony at the school.

Spartan gymnasts, wrestlers boast seasoned talent

Boasting a roster rich in experience, coach Kathryn Shimer is expecting good things from her Sumner High gymnasts.

Spartans: More victories in the works

Last year’s Sumner High girls basketball team didn’t experience the thrill of victory all that often, winning just five of 20 games, but a flock of returning players should help turn the tide.

White River athletes steaming into winter season

Things are looking good again this season for the tough, talented and battle-tested White River boys wrestling program.

Hornets take all-sport title

Thanks to a pair of team titles, Enumclaw High School was named the fall all-sport champion of the South Puget Sound League’s Olympic Division.

WR: Girls still loaded with talent, boys replacing key players

The White River Hornet girls team never seem to need an overhaul, just some annual tinkering with quality, familiar parts.

Panther rosters are packed with plenty of experience

Familiar faces are back on the mat, looking to continue Bonney Lake’s near-decade tradition of wrestling excellence.

Most Read