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Auburn Mountainview opens league play with 24-23 win at Enumclaw | Prep football
Senior Devin Bryant's blocked point-after-kick in overtime proved the difference for Auburn Mountainview as the Lions posted their first South Puget Sound League 3A win at Enumclaw, 24-23.
The Hornets (0-1 league, 2-3 overall) drew first blood with Bryce Peterson catching a Peter Nordby pass for a 12-yard touchdown.
The Lions (1-0, 2-3) responded with senior quarterback Domenic Rockey and senior wide receiver Kekoa Nahaku combining for a 55-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Auburn Mountainview went up 14-7 in the third quarter with Rockey and Nahaku again connecting for a touchdown, this time from six yards out. Rockey finished the game with 23-of-36 passing for 271 yards and two touchdowns. Rockey also had 16 yards on the ground.
In the fourth quarter Enumclaw's Peterson and Nordby notched another passing touchdown, this one from 32 yards, and Caleb Gwerder put the Hornets up 17-14 with a 20-yard field goal.
Junior Joey Cassano added a 35-yard field goal for Auburn Mountainview in the closing minutes to tie the game at 17-17 and force the contest into overtime.
Junior Ray Hardaway put the Lions up 24-17 in the second overtime period with a four-yard touchdown.
Enumclaw's Peterson and Nordby again connected, this time for a nine-yard touchdown.
Bryant's block on the point after put the game away for the Lions 24-23.
Nehaku finished the game with nine receptions for 136 yards with Cassano adding 12 grabs for 122 yards.
Defensively, sophomore Jason Sele had 13 tackles with senor Brandon Bodine adding 11. Senior Nicholas Aumua added a sack in the contest.
Auburn Mountainview will host Peninsula (1-0, 3-2) at 7 p.m. next Friday at Auburn Memorial Stadium.