Spartans victorious over rams; Panthers slip in final league match

Sumner High did the expected last Friday, crushing the winless Rogers Rams. The South Puget Sound League 4A football game was decided early, as the Spartans scored 10 first-quarter points and added four touchdowns during the second period. With a 38-0 lead at intermission, Sumner eased off in the second half and finished with a 45-7 victory.

Sumner High did the expected last Friday, crushing the winless Rogers Rams.

The South Puget Sound League 4A football game was decided early, as the Spartans scored 10 first-quarter points and added four touchdowns during the second period. With a 38-0 lead at intermission, Sumner eased off in the second half and finished with a 45-7 victory.

The win pushed the Spartans’ record to 7-0 in SPSL 4A play and 8-0 overall.

Sumner, which entered Friday’s game at Sunset Chev Stadium ranked No. 3 in the statewide 4A poll, was sparked by quarterback Luke Ross. He tossed five TD passes to five receivers; on the receiving end of scoring strikes were John Hopkins, Tre Weed, Connor Wedington, Tyson Rainwater and Skyler Sandretzki. The Spartans’ final TD came on a 25-yard run by Weed.

Nick Phillips added a 42-yard field goal and was perfect on six extra-point tries.

The Spartans will attempt to polish off a perfect regular season Friday night when they take on Emerald Ridge High at Sparks Stadium in downtown Puyallup. The Jaguars enter the game with a 3-4 record in SPSL 4A play, 3-5 overall.

Bonney Lake slips in showdown

Friday night’s battle for Pierce County League 3A supremacy went to the Lincoln Abes, who bested Bonney Lake High 14-3.

The teams had entered the contest – staged at historic Lincoln Bowl in Tacoma – with identical 5-0 records. Now, with their 5-1 league mark, the Panthers are 6-2 overall.

Bonney Lake’s only points of the night came in the third quarter when Tate Hamlett connected on a 29-yard field goal, putting his team on top 3-0.

Lincoln’s go-ahead touchdown came in dramatic fashion, as Teshawn Seu intercepted a Bonney Lake pass and dashed 90 yards for a touchdown. The Abes salted the game away on their next possession, getting a 60-yard TD run from Joey Sinclair.

Bonney Lake will look to finish the regular season on a winning note this Friday, Oct. 28, with a home contest against the Spanaway Lake Sentinels (1-5 PCL, 1-7 overall).

 

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