Auburn holds off Olympia 41-38 to earn first-round state berth | Prep football

Auburn running back Darnell Hagans punches it in for touchdown against Olympia. - Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
Auburn running back Darnell Hagans punches it in for touchdown against Olympia.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

The Auburn Trojans managed to fend off Olympia's late surge Saturday to earn a 41-38 district playoff win at Auburn Memorial Stadium.

The Trojans advanced to a first-round state 4A playoff game against Eastmont (8-2) in Wenatchee, with date and time to be determined.

The Bears (4-6 overall) scored the final two touchdowns in the game, but failed to recover an onside kick in the final minutes of the game.

The Trojans (8-2) were buoyed by the return of junior quarterback Brier Atkinson and senior halfback Harold Lee, who both returned from injuries suffered against Federal Way on Oct. 19.

Lee finished the game with 88 yards total offense, with Atkinson chipping in with 110 yards and a rushing touchdown for the Trojans.

Senior Darnell Hagans added 100 yards rushing with two touchdowns.

Tj Mua, Demontra McNealy and Kevin Shelton each added rushing touchdowns for Auburn.


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