High School Football

Lummi football turns it on in second half to beat Taholah

Jonathan Casimir threw for four touchdowns in his first game as a starter to lead the Lummi football team to a season-opening 40-12 win at Taholah on Friday, Sept. 4.

The Borsey boys were Casimir’s favorite targets, as Raven Borsey caught seven passes for more than 100 yards and a TD, and Free Borsey nabbed eight for another 100-plus yards and a score, coach Jim Sandusky said in a phone interview.

Raven Borsey also returned both a kick and a punt for touchdowns in the game, as Lummi blew the game open after leading 12-6 at the half.

“We made a lot of mistakes and penalties in the first half,” Sandusky said of the game. “We really didn’t get things rolling until the second half.”

Sandusky said he only had 11 players suit up, as a number of players either didn’t have enough practices or were ineligible.

“We were huffing and puffing for a while, but we made it work,” Sandusky said. “It’s going to be tight for a little bit, until we reach midseason or so.”

Sandusky was especially pleased with the play of his defense, which was led by defensive linemen James Williams and Jordan Revey. The Borsey boys were also strong blitzing from their linebacker position, Sandusky said, while Caleb Revey and Quincy Lane had good games in spot starting roles.

“It was good to get those young guys in,” Sandusky said. “Caleb and Quincy are eighth and ninth graders, and they played well.”

Lummi next hosts rival Neah Bay in a non-league game on Friday, Sept. 11.