The White River Hornets earned their first victory of the Ken Pirone era Friday night, blasting visiting Lindbergh High 40-0.
The Hornets established dominance early and were able to even their early-season record at 1-1.
Veteran quarterback TJ Stroschein was able to pick out his receivers, particularly Mason Donovan. The Hornets first cracked the scoreboard when Donovan hauled in a 39-yard touchdown pass. After Payne Plaster scored on a six-yard run, and then added a two-point conversion, Stroschein again found Donovan. Their second TD connection was from 17 yards and the rout was well under way.
The rest of the Hornet scoring came on the ground. Caden Roehr scored on a nine-yard run and Cam Strickland added a pair of touchdowns, the first from 21 yards and the second from nine yards out.
In the end, White River nearly doubled the Eagles when it came to total offense. The Hornets accounted for 272 yards while limiting Lindbergh to 138.
Another positive note was that every Hornet saw playing time.
ENUMCLAW GAME LIMITED TO ONE HALF
Everything started just fine for Enumclaw High’s Week No. 2 contest. The team made the trek to Kent-Meridian High School’s French Field, where they lined up against the Kentridge Chargers.
The Hornets even managed to bolt to a 14-3 lead in the second quarter.
But then halftime hit and so did an all-natural light show. Thunder and lightning rolled through and, after extending the halftime clock a couple of times, authorities sent everyone home.
It didn’t take decision-makers long to determine an outcome. The contest was made official on Friday and Enumclaw is credited with a 14-3 win.