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Football teams posted losses Friday night | Bonney Lake & Sumner Football
Bonney Lake and Sumner's football teams both suffered losses Friday night.
The Sumner Spartans played their homecoming game against Fife High School, losing 24-14.
Early predictions of the loss would have been betrayed by a strong first quarter. Fife's Erik Edvalds earned three points on a 30-yard field goal, and Sumner's DeJon Lynch made a 7-yard touchdown run followed by an extra point kick by Andrew Rumpza.
The early lead fell to Fife's consistently strong performance through touchdowns in each of the subsequent three quarters.
The Spartans didn't score another touchdown until Brandon Tuilaepa scored a fourth quarter 2-yard run, followed up with a successful extra point kick by Rumpza.
Despite a strong showing at Harry Lang stadium, the Bonney Lake Panthers fell to an onslaught by Lakes High, losing 63-35.
The game was devastating from the get-go: Lakes scored three consecutive touchdowns before Bonney Lake's Kaleb Zanhow snuck into the end zone on a 16-yard pass. Lakes followed up with a fourth touchdown and the Panthers' Robert Combs ended the quarter with a 56-yard run passed by Chris Brown.
Zanhow made another touchdown in the second quarter, but the Panthers went runless in the third. Meanwhile, Lakes scored three touchdowns in the second, and two in the third before petering out to a scoreless fourth quarter.
By then, the Panthers gained a second wind, with Combs and E.J. Harris each scoring fourth quarter touchdowns. The comeback proved inadequate to overcome Lakes' early grind.
The Panthers play a Sunset Chev home game against Auburn Mountainview this Friday.
The Spartans will play White River on the Hornets' turf.