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Eagles shut down Beamer; TJ tops Auburn Riverside | Football
The Federal Way High School defense is obviously the strength of the unbeaten and eighth-ranked Class 4A team in the state of Washington. The Eagles (6-0) showed off that impressive unit Oct. 7 inside Federal Way Memorial Stadium, shutting out cross-town rival Beamer, 45-0. (Click here to view a photo slideshow).
The stifling Federal Way defense ran back an interception and fumble for touchdowns and also collected a pair of safeties during the first half Friday night against the Titans (1-5).
Senior D’Londo Tucker got the scoring going by returning an interception 35 yards to give Federal Way a quick 7-0 lead. Tucker followed by catching a 23-yard touchdown pass from Evan Elliot, and the Eagles added their first safety later in the first quarter to lead 15-0.
The second quarter started with Federal Way’s second safety of the game. Elliot followed with his second touchdown pass of the game, this one a 27-yarder to Mike Tate. Marcel Morris then added a 32-yard TD catch on a pass from Tucker and senior Albert Havili ended the first-half onslaught with a 20-yard fumble return to give the Eagles a commanding 38-0 halftime lead.
The only points of the second half came on a 7-yard touchdown run by Federal Way’s Rod Jones in the third quarter.
The Eagles will attempt to remain unbeaten in the SPSL South with a tough road test against the 4-2 Rogers Rams Thursday night at Sparks Stadium.
Jefferson 22, Auburn Riverside 12: The Raiders (4-2) jumped out to an early 15-0 lead Thursday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium and hung on late in a key SPSL North matchup against the Ravens.
The victory keeps the Raiders in second place in the SPSL North with two league games to play.
Jefferson’s quarterback KW Williams drew first blood in the contest, breaking off a 45-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Williams followed up the TD with a two-point conversion pass to Tim Luafatasaga to take an 8-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Williams, who finished the game with 21 carries for 164 yards on the ground and 5-of-13 passing for 48 yards in the air, found Rith Lagisetti from 10 yards out to put Jefferson up 15-0 at the half.
The Ravens (3-3) showed signs of life in the fourth quarter with Jaray Bates capping a seven-play 78-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run. Bates finished the game with 13 carries for 84 yards.
The Raiders notched their final touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter with Williams and Luafatasaga hooking up for a 43-yard touchdown pass.
Bates added his second rushing touchdown, again from a yard out, with 1:22 left on the clock. A failed two-point conversion run by quarterback Josh Latta left the score at 22-12.
Latta finished the game with 21 rushing carries for 117 yards and 5-of-17 passing for 117 yards and an interception.
The Raiders take on Kentridge (3-3) at French Field Saturday night and can clinch a berth into the postseason with a victory.
Lakes 61, Decatur 0: The second-ranked Lancers (6-0) ran by the Gators Saturday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium and ended Decatur’s four-game winning streak.
Unbeaten Lakes scored 20 first-quarter points on three touchdowns and added 34 second-quarter points to take a 54-0 lead into halftime. Lakes quarterback David Wood ran for a touchdown and threw for three. Levonte Littlejohn caught two of Wood’s TD passes.
The blowout loss to Lakes came a week after the Gators’ first SPSL 3A league win over Enumclaw, 36-7, on Sept. 30. Decatur collected three interceptions during the contest, including two by Yohiness Jennings.
The Gators (4-2) also got two touchdown runs from senior Curtis Havili and a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Abraham Logan-Ferrell to Michael Klavuhn. Logan-Ferrell also had a 4-yard touchdown run. Klavuhn’s touchdown catches came from 13 and 15 yards.
The Gators travel to Bonney Lake Friday night to take on the Panthers.