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.