For the first time since 2005, the Lions did not advance to the Class 2A state playoffs, as they wrapped up their 6-4 campaign with a 21-17 loss to Sedro-Woolley in the 2A Northwest District playoffs.
Not surprisingly, that has stuck in Lynden’s craw the past nine months and inspired the Lions to work toward making a return in 2016.
“Last year was definitely a disappointment that we didn’t advance as far as we have,” Lynden coach Curt Kramme said. “We’ll tip our hats to Sedro-Woolley for playing a good game, but hopefully, our kids developed a renewed hunger and a renewed desire to make it back and go deeper into the postseason. We’ve seen that in spring ball and all the offseason work they put in, and now we need to carry that forward.”
The Lions open the season Sept. 2 by hosting Terry Fox (B.C.) Secondary in a 7 p.m. game.
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