High School Football

Lynden clinches 2A NWC title with win over Burlington-Edison

Lynden’s Rylan Severson, left, hauls in a pass against Burlington-Edison’s Brett Rawlins for a touchdown Friday, Oct. 21, at Lynden High School.
Lynden’s Rylan Severson, left, hauls in a pass against Burlington-Edison’s Brett Rawlins for a touchdown Friday, Oct. 21, at Lynden High School. eabell@bhamherald.com

Lynden quarterback Jacob Hommes rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries, and the No. 6 Lions upended No. 10 Burlington-Edison, 31-17, on Friday, Oct. 21, in a matchup of 2A Northwest Conference powerhouses. Lynden clinched the league title with the victory.

“Our running game was pretty solid,” Lynden coach Curt Kramme said. “I think Jacob ran the ball extremely well.”

Lynden took a 17-3 lead in the third quarter on a 64-yard touchdown pass from Hommes to Rylan Severson.

Burlington-Edison scored 14-straight points to tie the game at 17-17 with 10:25 remaining.

But Hommes’ 7-yard touchdown run with 3:50 left to play put the Lions up 24-17.

“The O-line did a great job of opening up holes,” Hommes said.

The Lions’ defense caused a fumble, giving them the ball on the Tigers’ 38-yard line with three minutes to play.

Hommes tacked on a 17-yard touchdown run to put the Tigers away.

“I feel very fortunate to be able to hold them to 17,” Kramme said. “We made some pretty bad mistakes at times, and we were able to overcome those. That’s the sign of a championship team.”

Turning point of the game

Hommes took off for a 36-yard run on third-and-10 with the game tied 17-17 and 7:34 remaining. That set up Hommes’ 7-yard touchdown run four minutes later to give the Lions the lead for good.

The game was over when ...

The Tigers fumbled the ball with three minutes remaining in the game, allowing the Lions to make the recovery. Then a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty gave Lynden the ball on the Tigers’ 38.

Play of the night

Hommes threw a pass to Severson who broke loose from his defender and took it 64 yards for a score, putting Lynden up 17-3.

Burlington-Ed.

3

0

7

7

17

Lynden

0

10

7

14

31

First quarter

BE – Oscar Ibarra 24 FG

Second quarter

Lyn – Jacob Hommes 2 run (Nick Parris kick)

Lyn – Parris 17 FG

Third quarter

Lyn – Ryan Severson 64 pass from Hommes (Parris kick)

BE – Jacob Zamora 3 pass from Hunter Anderson (Ibarra kick)

Fourth quarter

BE – Anderson 1 run (Ibarra kick)

Lyn – Hommes 7 run (Parris kick)

Lyn – Hommes 7 run (Parris kick)

BE

Lyn

First downs

13

8

Rushing Att-yards

27-90

39-215

Comp-Att-Int

9-20-1

7-18-2

Passing yards

110

133

Penalties-yards

6-45

3-30

Fumbles-lost

2-2

2-0

Individual statistics

RUSHING – Burlington-Edison: Hunter Anderson 16-59, Payton Henderson 9-26, Terrel Cameron 2-5. Lynden: Jacob Hommes 28-176, Brody Weinheimer 9-39, Blake Silves 1-2, Rylan Severson 1-(-2).

PASSING – Burlington-Edison: Hunter Anderson 9-20-1-110. Lynden: Jacob Hommes 7-18-2-133.

RECEIVING – Burlington-Edison: Jacob Zamora 7-85, Terrel Cameron 1-15, Mitchell Wesen 1-10. Lynden: Ryaln Severson 3-83, Landon DeBruin 2-24, Blake Silves 1-14, Aaron Weidenaar 1-12.

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