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Auburn Riverside holds off Jefferson, 31-21, improves to 5-0; Auburn runs by Kentlake 60-38 | Prep football
Auburn Riverside turned to its ground game Thursday, piling up 219 yards rushing with three touchdowns to sweep past Jefferson 31-21 in South Puget Sound League North 4A action.
Cole Huckleby's 92 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown led the Ravens (5-0 league, 5-0 overall). Senior quarterback Kevin Thomson added 86 yards on nine carries and Joey Luchessi had six carries for 32 yards and a TD. Gavin Hettinger and Joey Galeno added rushing touchdowns.
Auburn Riverside's defense also got in on the act with Artem Deyenka returning a fumble 80 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Ravens held Jefferson (2-3, 2-2) to 209 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers. Alex Riley also recovered a fumble and Vinny Le snagged an interception.
Auburn Riverside hosts Kent-Meridian (1-3, 1-3) at 7 p.m. next Friday.
ALSO: The Auburn Trojans ran past Kentlake 60-38 in SPSL North 4A action Thursday at French Field in Kent. The Trojans (4-1, 4-1) put together a 34-12 lead over the Falcons (0-4, 0-5) at the half and never looked back. Auburn had eight rushing TDs in the contest and an 85-yard kickoff return for a TD. Kentlake’s Danston Kaunada scored three rushing touchdowns in the game, with Jordan Axelson adding two TDs on the ground. Tino Wells also had a rushing touchdown for the Falcons. The Trojans will host Jefferson (2-2, 2-3) at 7 p.m. next Thursday at Auburn Memorial Stadium.