Led by senior quarterback Jacob Hommes, the fifth-ranked Lynden football team stayed perfect in 2A Northwest Conference play with a 54-26 victory over Lakewood on Friday, Sept. 30.
Hommes and the Lions (4-1, 3-0 2A NWC) got off to a fast start against the Cougars, scoring two touchdowns in the first minute of the game.
“We hit a big pass play early. We have an option route where (wide receiver) Aaron Weidenaar can either go long or cut it off and run a comeback, and he chose to go long and Jacob put the ball on him,” Lynden coach Curt Kramme said.
Lynden had 381 yards of total offense and forced four Lakewood turnovers.
“We just go out and take it one play at a time and we try and execute. We executed better than they did for most of the night,” Kramme said.
STAR OF THE GAME
Hommes passed for 129 yards and two touchdowns while completing 8 of 15 passes.
“He (Hommes) has been playing so good. It’s hard to play at that level every night,” Kramme said.
Hommes also rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns.
THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN ...
Lakewood could have responded with a touchdown after Lynden’s early run in the first minute of the game, but Lynden’s ability to jump out to a quick 13-0 lead set the tone for the Lions’ offensive success.
PLAY OF THE NIGHT
A perfectly executed double pass from Hommes to sophomore quarterback James Marsh to receiver Aaron Weidenaar. The 36-yard trick play gave Lynden a 20-6 lead, and it also gave Weidenaar his second touchdown reception of the game.
UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME
Lakewood quarterback Austin Lane was asked to throw the ball 35 times against Lynden. Lane threw two touchdowns and managed to avoid throwing an interception against a highly touted defense. Lane also rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown.
The Lions next host Blaine on Friday, Oct. 7.
Lyn – Aaron Weidenaar 50 pass from Jacob Hommes (kick failed)
Lyn – Hommes 5 run (Nick Parris kick)
Lak – Taylor Tresch 5 pass from Austin Lane (kick failed)
Lyn – Weidenaar 36 pass from James Marsh (Parris kick)
Lyn – Brody Weinheimer 1 run (Parris kick)
Lyn – Parris 21 FG
Lyn – Hommes 18 run (Parris kick)
Lak –Tresch 2 pass from Lane (Sydney Gormley kick)
Lyn – Parris 22 FG
Lak – Lane 1 run (run failed)
Lyn – Rylan Severson 17 pass from Hommes (Parris kick)
Lyn – Severson 45 INT return (Parris kick)
Lak – Tresch 3 pass from Jared Taylor (Noberto Saucedo kick)
RUSHING — Lynden: Brody Weinheimer 13-89, Jacob Hommes 16-120, Trevin Melendez 1-2. Lakewood: Austin Lane 11-56, Jacob Stenberg 6-27, Bobak Hejazi 2-12, Matt Ramirez 3-26, Jared Taylor 5-15.
PASSING — Lynden: Jacob Hommes 7-14-0-129, James Marsh 2-4-1-41. Lakewood: Austin Lane 23-35-0-170, Jared Taylor 3-4-1-27
RECEIVING — Lynden: Aaron Weidenaar 3-121, Rylan Severson 3-30 Trevin Melendez 1-6, Conner Shine 2-13. Lakewood: Brock Schubert 4-25, Tyler Tresch 12-97, Jackson Schultz 8-65, Jon Cox III 1-2, Morgan Stacey 1-8.