Friday football brings league losses for EHS, White River

It wasn’t a good weekend for the Hornets.

Week 6 of the prep football season brought a double dose of defeat for Hornets in both Enumclaw and Buckley.

While White River High was falling on their home turf, Enumclaw took to the road and lost to Kentwood.


After starting the season with four consecutive victories and climbing into the state’s Top 10, the Enumclaw High squad dropped its second straight contest.

The Conquerors showed why they’re an impressive 4-1 with a convincing 42-14 thumping of the visitors.

The Hornets will look to get back on track when they hit the road again this Friday, heading to Federal Way Memorial Field to take on the Todd Beamer Titans.

Enumclaw sits at 1-2 in North Puget Sound League 4A play and is 4-2 overall.


White River had the home-field advantage, but it was the visiting Orting Cardinals who grabbed the early momentum and never let go.

The visitors posted a touchdown in each quarter and rolled to a 28-6 victory over the Hornets on the turf of Arrow Lumber Stadium in Buckley.

White River’s only points of the night came in the third quarter when quarterback TJ Stroschein connected with Isaac Morris for a 20-yard scoring connection.

The final statistics showed a dismal night for White River. Leading rusher Payne Plaster had just eight carries and totaled just eight yards. Meanwhile, Stroschein put the ball in the air 38 times, completing 13 of those tosses.

Defensively, Jared Rodarte led the Hornets with seven solo tackles, including a quarterback sack, and assisted on two others. Jay Selander had six solo tackles, including a sack, and recovered an Orting fumble.

White River (1-2 in South Puget Sound League 2A play, 2-4 overall) has two more regular-season games, both on the road. The Hornets will head to Fife this Friday, Oct. 18, to take on the Trojans (1-2 in SPSL play, 4-2 overall) and be in Tukwila Oct. 25 to challenge the Foster Bulldogs.

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