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MIHS Football Falls to Lake Washington on Homecoming

Tiffany Zhang

The Mercer Island Football team fell 49-14 to the Lake Washington Kangaroos during the Islanders’ Homecoming game on Oct. 8.

This is the sixth loss of the season as the Islanders lost to Hazen last week.

“I think we started off strong but in the end we just couldn’t pull it off,” junior Dylan Way said. “We always have good first halves but the second half is just not the same.”

The student section cheered on the team in all white in support of Keawe Brown. The football team was wearing their white jerseys and pink socks for breast cancer awareness while cheer had pink bows and pompoms.

Lake Washington kicked off to the Islanders. With seven minutes left in the first quarter Lake Washington scored a seven yard touchdown and they made the PAT setting the score 7-0.

With under a minute left senior Nick Fuchs completed a 53 yard pass to junior Spencer Kornblum who then scored the touchdown leaving the score 7-6. 

At the beginning of the second quarter Lake Washington scored a five yard touchdown and made the PAT pushing the score to 14-6.

With four minutes to go Kornblum made a thirteen yard pass to junior Cole Rowe who completed the touchdown. Senior Vince Catano then ran in for a two point conversion ending in a score of 14-14.

Shortly after the Islanders finished celebrating there was an unexpected performance that ran across the field. 

Two streakers ran across all 100 yards then jumped the fence facing Northwood Elementary and ran away.

With four minutes left in the second quarter senior kicker Samir Lumba was hurt along with Kornblum, who was later seen with a crutch.

This year’s Homecoming Halftime show was Top Gun themed. The band was seen carrying a smoke machine and marching into the shape of a jet.

Third quarter held two Lake Washington touchdowns, one five yard and one six yard. Both having points made after. Leaving the score 28-14.

“Our defense in the first half was really good, and after our quarterback got injured it just kinda went downhill,” Way said.

Fourth quarter saw Lake Washington score three touchdowns all with points made after. The first one was a 39-yard pass, the second a 78-yard rush, and the third a 37-yard rush.

The game ended with a score of 49-14.

The Islanders look towards securing their first win of the season away against Liberty, next Friday, Oct. 14.


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Tiffany Zhang
Tiffany Zhang, Features & Sports Team
Tiffany Zhang is a senior at MIHS and in her second year of journalism. She is currently a member of the Features Team and the Sports Team and has served as a staff writer in the past. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys reading, thrifting, and watching Formula 1 races.

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