The Lummi football team’s rivalry with Neah Bay has been a streaky affair.
The Blackhawks have now won two consecutive games in the rivalry after grabbing a 36-30 nonleague victory Friday, Sept. 9, on the peninsula, following up their semifinal win over the Red Devils in November.
“This game was a lot like that,” Lummi coach Jim Sandusky said. “We got up early and took a little lead, and then a couple of mental mistakes let them right back in it.”
In fact, a miscue nearly cost Lummi (2-0), as Neah Bay recovered a fumble in Blackhawks territory midway through the fourth quarter.
But Lummi got the ball back and was able to pick up two first downs to run out the clock.
Trazil Lane scored on a 70-yard pass from Free Borsey, who threw for 247 yards and two TDs, and Lane also scored on a 50-yard run. Raven Borsey caught a 65-yard TD pass from his twin brother and also scored on a 43-yard run.
“It’s really nice to be on the right side of this thing,” Sandusky said. “We know it’s always going to be a battle when we face these guys, and we expect another one in Week 9.”
Before Lummi’s semifinal win last fall, Neah Bay had won nine in a row over the Blackhawks dating back to 2011. Before that, Lummi had won six straight. The rivals have met in the Class 1B state playoffs eight consecutive years.
Lummi next hosts Taholah at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.
Lum – Trazil Lane 70 pass from Free Borsey (Lane pass from Borsey)
Lum – Borsey 22 run (Raven Borsey run)
NB – 34 run (pass failed)
Lum – Raven Borsey 65 pass from Free Borsey (Free Borsey run)
NB – 1 run (run good)
Lum – Raven Borsey 43 run (run failed)
NB – 70 run (pass good)
Lum – Lane 50 run (run failed)
NB – 45 pass (pass good)
RUSHING — Lummi: Free Borsey 12-102; Raven Borsey 8-140, John Ballew 2-11, Elder Roberts 1-6.
PASSING — Lummi: Free Borsey 12-15-0-247, Deshawn Lawrence 0-2-0-0.
RECEIVING — Lummi: Lane 2-82, Raven Borsey 10-162, Ballew 1-4.