High School Football

Lummi football wins high-scoring game called by darkness

A lack of players wasn’t the problem for the Lummi football team in Week 3. A lack of light? Well, that became an issue after three quarters.

One week after having to cancel a game against rival Neah Bay because of a lack of players, the Blackhawks suited up 14 on Friday, Sept. 18, and that was enough to build a 72-64 lead over Seattle Lutheran before the game was called due to darkness at West Seattle Stadium.

Quarterback Jonathan Casimir threw for eight TDs and 469 yards, and coach Jim Sandusky was quite pleased with the pocket his offensive line gave Casimir to work out of.

Free Borsey had 260 yards receiving on 10 catches and scored six TDs, including an 80-yard kickoff return right before the half. Raven Borsey had seven catches for 173 yards and scored four TDs.

The Blackhawks defense, though, also was touched for a number of big plays.

“We made quite a few missed tackles,” Sandusky said in a phone interview, “but we had a very young group in there. We started an eighth grader and two ninth graders — guys without much experience at all — varsity or JV. We struggled quite a bit.”

Sandusky said the up-and-down nature of the game tested his team’s conditioning.

The Blackhawks will wrap up non-league play on Friday, Sept. 25, when they entertain Entiat in a 7 p.m. game.