High School Football

Halftime adjustments push Lynden Christian to win over Sultan

Some well-timed halftime adjustments allowed the Lynden Christian football team to take control of the line of scrimmage and the game, as the Lyncs returned home from Sultan on Friday, Sept. 11, with a 37-14 non-league victory.

The game was tied with about a minute left in the first half, until Jake Poag’s field goal put LC up 17-14 at the break.

And that’s when coach Galen Kaemingk and his staff worked their magic.

“We cleaned a few things up on some blocking assignments and stuff and decided we need to control the line of scrimmage,” Kaemingk said in a phone interview.

It didn’t take long for the Lyncs to do just that, as David Bladies raced 56 yards for a touchdown on the Lyncs’ first drive of the second half.

The Lyncs would score two more times before the end of the quarter to put the game away.

“David had a couple of real nice runs,” Kaemingk said. “Nathan Wynstra, our fullback, also had some nice carries for us.”

Kaemingk said he also got good games from receivers Nate Hielkema and Zach Roetcisoender, who was “very active all over the field for us.”

“It was a nice night for us,” Kaemingk said. “It’s always good to go on the road and get a win.”

LC next travels to face Bellingham on Friday, Sept. 18, at Civic Stadium.