EHS earns football victory, others take loss

Last week was a tough one for the four local high school football teams, with only the Enumclaw Hornets picking up a victory.

Last week was a tough one for the four local high school football teams, with only the Enumclaw Hornets picking up a victory.

Enumclaw’s win came in a most convincing fashion, a 36-6 walloping of the Decatur Golden Gators. The Saturday contest, staged at Federal Way Memorial Stadium, was quickly without drama, as Enumclaw High put 30 points on the board by halftime.

The North Puget Sound League 4A victory allowed the Hornets to improve to 3-1 overall while moving to 1-1 in Olympic Division play.

Enumclaw looks to shake up the SPSL standings Friday night. The Hornets will be on their home turf at the Enumclaw Expo Center, hosting the undefeated Auburn Trojans, one of three league teams boasting a 4-0 record. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.


The Spartans’ clash with Graham-Kapowsin was clearly the game of the week in statewide prep circles, with Sumner ranked No. 2 in the Class 4A poll headed into the contest against the No. 3 Eagles.

In the end, it was G-K on top 34-28 at Art Crate Stadium in Spanaway.

The will return home Friday, hosting the Puyallup Vikings in another battle of the titans. The Vikings will take the field with a perfect 4-0 record on the line. Game time at Sunset Chev Stadium is 7 p.m.


The Hornets’ first SPSL 2A loss came in heartbreaking fashion, falling 20-17 in overtime to Franklin Pierce.

In overtime, White River took possession first and hit the scoreboard when Chris Dominguez converted a 39-yard field goal. The Cardinals then had their chance and made the most of it, passing for a touchdown to claim the home-field victory.

During regulation, White River first scored on a 75-yard TD pass from TJ Stroschein to Luke Northam in the second quarter; the Hornets’ second touchdown came with just three minutes remaining when Stroschein connected on a shovel pass to Michael Pedreira from 10 yards out.

The Cardinals’ nearly won in regulation, quickly moving down the field. However, White River’s Chase Lydig and Joel Seferian sacked the FP quarterback; Jacob Selander then blasted a Card receiver to snuff the drive and force overtime.

The loss was White River’s first in three league games and dropped the Hornets to 2-2 overall. The squad next takes the field Friday night against the Washington Patriots; game time is 7 p.m. at Arrow Lumber Stadium.


The Panthers dropped their third game in four outings, losing 28-14 Friday night to the Bethel Braves.

The contest, played at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner, sent Bonney Lake to 1-1 in Pierce County League 3A play.

The Panthers were in the game after two quarters, entering the locker room with the halftime score at 7-7. Bethel was the more effective squad the rest of the way.

Bonney Lake will look for victory No. 2 Friday night when they head to the Stadium Bowl to challenge the Stadium High Tigers.

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