LUMMI - The Lummi Blackhawks may have had to wait a little longer than they expected, but they advanced to the Class 1B State Football Playoffs with a 70-28 win over Taholah on Friday, Nov. 15, in the Class 1B Tri-District Playoffs.
Fans bundled up and found corners where the wind and rain stayed away while they waited for Tahola to arrive. The game, originally scheduled for 6 p.m., didn't start until 7:15 p.m. Tahola was late due to travel troubles coming from the Olympic Peninsula.
It was no issue for the Blackhawks as they scored two touchdowns early on to put the crowd's mind at ease.
"We are used to waiting around," Lummi's Deion Hoskins said. "People wait around for us a lot, so I guess it was time for us to return the favor."
The Chitwhins showed the rust of a long travel by fumbling on their first four plays from scrimmage. Two of them were picked up by the Blackhawks. Both times Lummi went on to score.
The Chitwhins didn't let being down 12-0 stop them from creating some excitement though. With 6:30 left in the first quarter, a running back not listed on the Chitwhins roster burst up the middle for a 52-yard score.
It was all Lummi the rest of the first half. Hoskins ran for two touchdowns, one of which was a 65-yard run he broke out despite being hit first at the line of scrimmage.
Not to be outdone, Devin Cooper bounced off tacklers for his own 73-yard touchdown run.
The Blackhawks also benefited from a bad snap when Jacob Roberts picked it up and ran it 70 yards for the defensive touchdown. It all equated to a 54-8 lead at halftime.
Tahola was much better in the second half, outscoring Lummi 20-16.
The opening drive in the second half took Tahola 9:05 as they finished it off with a 24-yard pass.
The Chitwhins flashed some spectacular plays as well, earning a little respect along the way. On the last score of the game, Jimmy Kramer caught a pass one-handed and ran the rest of the way for 58-yard score.
He was also the benefactor of a Tahola trick play, where they sent him out of bounds, but he stopped short. The Chitwhins snapped it and he was wide open for the 56-yard play.
"We have to focus on not getting beat deep," Lummi coach Jim Sandusky said.
The Blackhawks move on with a little confidence under their belt and a little experience in the bad weather.
"We couldn't throw a lot early on because the weather was pretty ugly," Sandusky said.
Taholah 8 0 6 14- 28
Lummi 24 30 0 16- 70
Lum - Jacob Roberts 26 pass from Logan Toby (pass fail)
Lum - Devin Cooper 9 run (run fail)
Tah - No. 88 52 run (Keanu Curleybear run)
Lum - Deion Hoskins 65 run (run fail)
Lum - Cooper 73 run (pass fail)
Lum - Deion Hoskins 10 run (Roberts from Toby)
Lum - Dino Williams 39 pass from Toby
Lum - Roberts 70 fumble return (Cooper from Toby)
Lum - Kavarez Lane 34 run (Williams from Toby)
Tah - Jimmy Kramer 24 pass from Curleybear (run fail)
Lum - Enrique Medina 54 pass from Hank Hoskins (Charlie Wilson from Hank Hoskins)
Tah - Curleybear 18 run (Curleybear run)
Lum - Hank Hoskins 24 run (Hank Hoskins run)
Tah - Kramer 58 pass from Curleybear (run fail)
First downs 11 16
Rushing Att-Yards 30-209 19-271
Comp-Att-Int 6-14-1 3-9-0
Passing yards 197 119
Penalties-yards 7-35 3-35
Fumbles-lost 6-4 0-0
RUSHING - Taholah: Mikey Underwood 7-33, No. 88 4-59, Jimmy Kramer 2-1, Keanu Curleybear 9-62, Jon Jackson 8-54. Lummi: Devin Cooper 5-91, Deion Hoskins 4-88, Logan Toby 1-15, Kavarez Lane 3-48, Hank Hoskins 2-13, John Ballew 1-0, Jeffrey Cultee 1-2, Jacob Joe 1-4, Stanford Hoskins 1-10.
PASSING - Taholah: Keanu Curleybear 6-13-1-197, Jimmy Kramer 0-1-0-0. Lummi: Logan Toby 2-7-0-65, Hank Hoskins 1-2-0-54.
RECEIVING - Taholah: Mikey Underwood 1-5, Jimmy Kramer 5-192. Lummi: Jacob Roberts 1-26, Dino Williams 1-39, Enrique Medina 1-54.
Reach ANDREW LANG at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 862.