High School Football

Lynden Christian discovers its offense, big play ability

Lynden Christian relied on big play after big play Friday, as the visiting Lyncs beat Cashmere 42-23 in a non-league game.

Cashmere trailed 14-9 but was inside Lynden Christian’s 20-yard line and looking to take the lead going into halftime. Jordan Riddle had other plans, as the senior corner intercepted a pass and took it 85 yards the other way for a Lyncs’ score.

After halftime, Riddle wasn’t finished making the highlight reel, as he received the opening kickoff and broke free for another touchdown. Lynden Christian (2-1) coach Dan Kaemingk admitted it might have been a different game had Cashmere been allowed to score.

“You could make a case that if they go up 15-14 at halftime that changes things,” Kaemingk said. “Yeah, I would say it’s a big deal.”

Ty VanDyken was another key to the Lyncs’ attack as the senior had a “couple of big runs up the middle.” Kaemingk said he thought VanDyken was able to run wild due to last week’s big game on the ground by Riddle.

“They were keying on Jordan,” Kaemingk said. “It was a great job by our offensive coaches to recognize that and capitalize on it.”