ARLINGTON - The Blaine football team lost a heartbreaker against Lakewood 22-20 in a non-conference game on Friday, Sept. 14, in Lakewood.
After falling down 15-0 in the first half, Blaine made a fourth quarter comeback to come within two with no time left on the clock.
Blaine went to its most trusted back, Mario Gobbato, with the two-point attempt and was stopped that gave the Cougars the win.
"I liked the way we kept fighting," Blaine coach Jay Dodd said. "We lost on one last play and sometimes that's football."
Gobbato had 206 yards on 40 carries with two touchdowns for the Borderites, and 69 yards on the last drive.
"Our offensive line was getting great push," Gobbato said. "They did a great job of opening holes for us."
Gobbato also had two fumbles in the first half.
"We shot ourselves in the foot in the first half," Gobbato said. "I had two fumbles personally, but we showed some heart coming back. Our seniors need to step up next game and not let us have that kind of a first half again."
Lakewood was led by Justin Peterson who had 43 yards rushing with a touchdown, 30 yards receiving and went 7 for 11 throwing for 100 yards and a touchdown, all while handling punt duty.
Blaine falls to 2-1, 0-0 NWC and will play at Bellingham on Friday, Sept. 21.
Blaine 0 0 8 12- 20
Lakewood 15 0 7 0- 22
Lake - Justin Peterson 1 run (Randy Anaya kick good)
Lake - Donovan Evans 40 pass from Justin Peterson (Brandon Stott pass from Peterson)
Blaine - Tyler Kelly 18 pass from Nate Kramme (Gobbato run)
Lake - Donovan Evans 20 pass from Brian Ferrer (Randy Anaya kick good)
Blaine - Mario Gobbato 7 run (run failed)
Blaine - Mario Gobbato 3 run (run failed)
First downs 15 15
Rushing Att-Yards 45-223 32-130
Comp-Att-Int 6-13-0 12-19-1
Passing yards 109 165
Penalties-yards 3-20 3-20
Fumbles-lost 2-2 0-0
RUSHING - Blaine: Mario Gobbato 40-206, Nate Kramme 1-(-9), Caleb Johnson 4-26. Lakewood: Justin Peterson 12-43, Donovan Evans 18-81, Adam Oppliger 1-1, Kolby Schueller 1-5.
PASSING - Blaine: Nate Kramme 6-13-0-109. Lakewood: Justin Peterson 7-11-0-100, Kolby Schueller 5-8-0-65.
RECEIVING - Blaine: Isaiah Jackson 3-63, Tas Scanlan 2-28, Tyler Kelly 1-18. Lakewood: Donovan Evans 2-60, Andrew Bean 1-13, Brandon Stott 6-52, Justin Peterson 3-40.