Mt. Rainier falls to Riverside
Auburn-Riverside swept away Mount Rainier, 41-13, as the South Puget Sound League North Division football season opened Friday.
In what was the first game of a lengthy double-header at Highline Stadium with Chief Sealth at Evergreen following, the Ravens built a 40-0 lead by 3:00 to go in the third quarter.
That 40-point margin in the second half activates a rule that allows a running clock the rest of the way, and the Rams somehow seemed to do better in that situation.
Christian Pham ran the ball in from the 28 on a play up the middle with 10:10 to go in the fourth quarter and Tyler Keene's kick for the extra point cut the Auburn-Riverside lead to 41-7.
Mount Rainier scored the final points as 2:38 remained. Pham threw to Terrell Grier on his right and Grier took off to complete a 43-yard touchdown play. The kick for the extra point failed to leave the final score at 41-13.
The Rams' next action is at 7 p.m. this coming Friday against Auburn High School at Auburn Memorial.
Bremerton 51, Foster 6
The Bulldogs of Tukwila wandered to Bremerton for their non-league season opener Friday and took a lopsided loss to the Knights.
Foster is at home against Clover Park for a 7 p.m. game this coming Thursday.
Mount Si 35, Kennedy 12
No. 9 state ranked Kennedy fell in a non-league opener at Mount Si Friday.
The Lancers will try again Saturday when Roosevelt rides into town for a 7 p.m. non-league game at Highline Memorial.
Yelm 48, Highline 0
The Tornadoes tore apart the Pirates in a non-league game at Yelm this past Friday.
Highline comes home to Highline Memorial to play White River in another non-league game at 7 p.m. this coming Friday.