High School Football

With a big showdown looming next week, how did Lummi fare in a non-league 11-man game?

The Lummi football team struggled on both sides of the ball Friday night at Friday Harbor and took a 23-6 non-league loss in an 11-man game.

The Blackhawks (6-3) return to league play next week in a must-win game at Neah Bay, and coach Jim Sandusky is hoping for better game and a better outcome.

“We had some guys not doing their assignments on defense,” Sandusky said. “We had guys that were supposed to fill gaps, and they missed the assignment, and we ended up giving them some big gains and some big touchdowns.”

Sandusky said the problems weren’t limited to defense, though, as poor snaps kept the offense from finding its rhythm and played a role in three interceptions.

The Blackhawks were a little short handed without quarterback Dashawn Lawrence, who was held out after tweaking his shoulder, but Sandusky said he was pleased with the play of Stanford Hoskins and James Williams, who each made a number of big tackles on defense.

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