High School Football

Lummi offense returns to form in league-opening victory

Now this is starting to look like the Lummi football team Whatcom County knows — the one capable of putting up video game-like offensive numbers.

After suffering through the first four weeks of the season with limited numbers, the Blackhawks started to get some players back in Week 5, and they made a big difference in Lummi’s 72-22 league-opening win at Clallam Bay on Friday, Oct. 2.

Lummi suited out 17 players, and in his first action of the year, Trazil Lane caught seven passes for 256 yards and scored six touchdowns.

Jonathan Casimir was the chief beneficiary of having Lane back in action, as he passed for 437 yards and nine touchdowns.

Raven Borsey had five catches for 111 yards, while Free Borsey had three catches for 60 yards and a TD and had a punt return for a touchdown.

“We opened up the offense and had a lot of targets to throw to,” Lummi coach Jim Sandusky said in a phone interview. “We took advantage of some man-to-man defense across the board. When they started playing with help from the free safety, we ran the ball well, too.”

Jeff Cultee rushed for 100 yards and a TD on six carries, while John Ballew, who was also seeing his first game action of the season, also had a good game running the ball, Sandusky said.

“It’s good to get back on track and have a good game to open league play with,” Sandusky said.

The Blackhawks (3-1, 1-0 NW1B) return home on Friday, Oct. 9, to play Crescent in their 6 p.m. homecoming game.