Bonney Lake football playing for PCL top honors

First place in the Pierce County League will be on the line Friday when the Bonney Lake Panthers square off against the Lincoln Abes.

Bonney Lake and Sumner sports news

First place in the Pierce County League will be on the line Friday when the Bonney Lake Panthers square off against the Lincoln Abes.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the historic Lincoln Bowl in Tacoma.

Both football teams enter the contest 5-0 in PCL play and each has compiled a 6-1 overall record.

Each will complete its regular season a week later on Oct. 28. Bonney Lake will conclude with last-place Spanaway Lake while Lincoln goes against a tougher opponent, Stadium High.

Bonney Lake kept its league record perfect last Friday with a 14-7 victor over the Lakes Lancers.

It was the Lancers who struck first, getting a 59-yard touchdown run from Melvin Miller in the first quarter. But, before the first period ended, Bonney Lake had tied the contest courtesy of a Jason Day 13-yard run and Tate Hamlett extra-point kick.

Quarterback Kaiden Hammond scored on a short run in the second quarter and the teams played a scoreless second half.

Spartans keep rolling with victory at Bellarmine

No matter the challenge, the Sumner Spartans keep rolling.

The latest victim was a Bellarmine Prep squad that kept things close Friday night before finally falling – in mucky, muddy conditions – by a 21-3 margin.

The Spartans, under coach Keith Ross, have now rattled off a perfect 7-0 record that includes a 6-0 record in South Puget Sound League 4A play. For their efforts, the AP voters have placed Sumner No. 3 in the statewide 4A poll.

The Spartans will be looking for victory No. 8 this Friday when the Rogers Rams invade Sunset Chev Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

For Rogers, a victory over the highly-regarded Spartans would turn around a disappointing season. The Rams head to Sumner winless in their seven games.

Sumner’s victory last week didn’t come easy.

The Spartans cracked the scoreboard first when Connor Wedington took off on a 54-yard touchdown run, followed by a nick Phillips extra-point kick. Bellarmine answered with a second-quarter field goal and the teams headed into halftime at 7-3.

Sumner defense blanked the Tacoma team in the second half while Tre Weed and Wedington scored touchdowns to cap the night’s scoring. Weed hauled in a TD pass from Luke Ross and Wedington added a 12-yard run.


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