The Lummi Blackhawks defeated Pomeroy 50-28 to open up the high school football season Friday, Sept. 6, at Pomeroy.
The Blackhawks' defense forced a quick punt by the Pirates in their first possession, followed by a six-play drive resulting in a touchdown and an early 7-0 lead.
"Our defense looked great at times," Lummi coach Jim Sandusky said in a phone interview. "We started off really well. We got the ball moving on the ground, and Devin Cooper had a good game running the ball."
Sandusky said his team racked up 300-plus yards on the ground while quarterback Logan Toby threw for three touchdowns and more than 200 yards.
"Logan was a little bit rusty on the throwing side," Sandusky said. "One thing we need to work on is timing the passes. Overall, he played really well."
Despite being impressed by the play of his defense, Sandusky left the game knowing there is much that needs to be addressed before their next game.
"We struggled wrapping up," he said. "We were trying to knock a guy down instead of wrapping up. That is a concern we have to correct immediately."
Lummi's next game is against La Conner on Friday, Sept. 13, at Lummi.