High School Football

Sehome drops season finale at Mercer Island

The Sehome football team’s season came to an end with a 35-21 loss at Mercer Island in a non-playoff crossover game on Friday, Nov. 7.

“We kind of shot ourselves in the foot a few times,” Sehome coach Bob Norvell said in a phone interview. “We had a couple offsides calls in the red zone. We didn’t quite make all the plays we need. We had great play from our guys, but a few mistakes hurt us.”

Mercer Island quarterback Alfonso Gonzalez passed for five touchdowns in the game to lead the Islanders.

Sehome wraps up its season with a 3-7 record, after advancing to the first round of the Class 2A State Playoffs in 2013.

Gonzalez opened the scoring 53 seconds into the second quarter when he hit Eric Kim on a 4-yard TD pass.

Sehome answered 21 seconds later with a 70-yard TD run from Taylor Rapp, but Gonzalez hit Steven Duchaine for a 6-yard TD and Kim for a 22-yard score to make it 21-7 with 4:18 left in the first half.

The Mariners cut their deficit in half with a 12-yard TD run from Tyler Hruby 48 seconds before the half and then evened the score four minutes into the third with a 3-yard TD pass from Aaron Nichols to Taylor Rapp.

But Gonzalez hit David Emanuels with a 7-yard TD pass with 6:27 to play in the third quarter to put the Islanders back on top. A 43-yard TD catch by Jack Counihan with 4:37 to play put the game way.

“They were at team tied with that was tied with Bellevue 21-21 earlier this year,” Norvell said. “This was a good team we faced. We had our chances. It was kind of the mark of our season — we played tough, but came up kind of short.”

Complete statistics were not available.