LYNDEN - The Lynden Christian football team earned a 51-14 non-conference win Friday, Sept. 14, at home against Coupeville leading the entire game.
The Lyncs started out strong scoring their first touchdown 2 minutes, 55 seconds in the game on a 20-yard pass from quarterback Isaac Reimer to wide receiver Truman Van Dalen.
The Lyncs followed that touchdown up with a blocked punt and return for a touchdown by Josh Hornstra a little more than a minute later.
Coach Galen Kaemingk was impressed with the early effort.
"I loved the way we started, going for it on a fourth down and getting the conversion and then getting the return," Kaemingk said. "It was a great start."
However, in the second quarter the Wolves made a strong effort to pull ahead, scoring two touchdowns both by quarterback Gunnar Langvold.
"To give (the Wolves) credit, they made it a good game, but we played the ball I like to play in the third quarter by mixing it up and we had a good third quarter," Kaemingk said.
The Lyncs had a lot of strong drives in the third and fourth quarters, including a fumble recovery by Joe Kooiman and another fumble recovery and return for 97 yards for a TD at the buzzer by Jake Van Berkum.
"I don't remember much, just busting my butt (to score)," Van Berkum said.
The Lyncs improved to 2-1 overall this season.
"Next week we play a bigger school. This was a great game but we still have some things we need to work on before we head into conference play," Kaemingk said.
The Lyncs play at Anacortes at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
Coupeville 0 7 7 0- 14
Lynden Christian 14 7 14 16- 51
LC -Truman Van Dalen 20 pass from Isaac Reimar (Trevor Kamena kick)
LC - Josh Hornstra 45 run (Kamena kick)
LC - Jordan Jansen 6 run (Kamena good)
Coupe - Gunnar Langvold 2 run (kick good)
Coupe - Langvold 19 run (kick good)
LC - Josh Friberg 16 run (Kamena kick)
LC - Jordan Jansen 4 run (Kamena kick)
LC - Joe Kooiman fumble recovery 2 run (Kamena kick)
LC - Kamena 22 FG
LC - Jake Van Berkum fumble recovery 97 run (no kick)
First downs 10 22
Rushing Att-Yards 39-304 37-344
Comp-Att-Int 7-22-2 10-19-0
Passing yards 81 130
Penalties-yards 3-20 2-10
Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-1
RUSHING - Coupe: Wade Schaef 8-147, Bryce Fleming 2-35, Gunnar Langvold 6-30, Brett Arnold 9-4, No. 12 2-28, Danny Savalda 4-14, Jake Tumblin 8-46. Lynden Christian: Josh Hornstra 1-45, Jake Van Berkum 8-128, Josh Friberg 6-48, Wil Scholten 3-23, Jordan Jansen 10-80, Dalton Biehle 5-26, Daulton Hommes 1-(-8), Isaac Reimer 2-0, Joe Kooiman 1-2.
PASSING - Coupeville: Gunnar Langvold 8-22-2-81. Lynden Christian: Isaac Reimer 10-19-0-130.
RECEIVING - Coupeville: Danny Savalza 1-26, Riley Boyd 1-19, Bryce Fleming 2-15, Jake Tumblin 1-8, No. 11 1-7, Kole Kellison 1-6. Lynden Christian: Truman Van Dalen 3-57, Levi Vander Yacht 4-33, Conor Nortstrom 2-28, Josh Hornstra 1-12.