Auburn Riverside defenders Cade Foster (55), Sam Spicciati (30) and Jarrece Garner (3) converge to bring down Kennedy Catholic’s Junior Alexander during North Puget Sound League Mountain Division action last Friday night at Auburn Memorial Stadium. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn Riverside defenders Cade Foster (55), Sam Spicciati (30) and Jarrece Garner (3) converge to bring down Kennedy Catholic’s Junior Alexander during North Puget Sound League Mountain Division action last Friday night at Auburn Memorial Stadium. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Lions overcome Falcons, earn playoff spot, shot at division title

Ravens, Trojans stumble

Sophomore Berkley Alfrey ran for 103 yards and a touchdown and Carson Klemetsen threw a TD to Jeremiah Penn as Auburn Mountainview clinched a playoff spot, defeating Kentlake 31-17 in a North Puget Sound League Valley Division game Oct. 11 at Auburn Memorial Stadium.

Auburn Mountainview erupted for 21 fourth-quarter points to seize the victory.

The Lions (2-1 division, 2-5 overall) and Hazen (3-0, 5-2) decide the Valley title Friday. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Renton Stadium.

The Lions earned one of the division’s four spots to the league crossover playoffs Oct. 26-27.

The Falcons (1-3, 4-3) remain in the hunt for a playoff berth but need help to reach the postseason.

“It was a great win for us. The guys are excited to get back to work and extend the season as long as possible,” said Lions coach Jared Gervais. “Extremely proud of this group for continuing to work hard, even after some disappointing games, and now we have a chance to win the Valley Division on Friday night vs. Hazen.”

Brandon Miguel returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Teagin Child returned another interception 55 yards for a TD in the second quarter.

Elsewhere

Kennedy Catholic 51, at Auburn Riverside 17: Sam Huard threw six touchdown passes, five of which came in the first quarter, as the Lancers routed the Ravens in an NPSL Mountain Division game last Friday night at Auburn Memorial Stadium.

The Lancers’ young lefty — the son of Damon Huard and nephew of Brock Huard, former University of Washington stars – found Junior Alexander and Jabez Tinae each twice for touchdowns.

Kennedy Catholic improved to 3-1 in the division, 5-2 overall. The Ravens dropped to 0-4 and 3-4.

Jayden Solis scored on an 85-yard run and Lucas James scored on a 21-yard run for Auburn Riverside. Solis finished with 115 yards on 18 carries.

Griffin Cummins booted a 21-yard field goal for the Ravens.

Auburn Riverside hosts Todd Beamer at 7 p.m. Friday in a regular-season finale. The Ravens are assured an NPSL crossover playoff game Oct. 26-27.

At Kentridge 54, Auburn 13: Calvin Liulamaga ran for one touchdown and threw for another in the Trojans’ loss to the Chargers in an NPSL interdivisional game last Friday night at French Field.

Liulamaga scored on a 33-yard run and passed 37 yards to Cedric Odom for the other score.

Playoff-bound Kentridge, riding a six-game winning streak and with the Sound Division already in hand, moved to 6-1 on the season. Auburn, out of the second-tier Valley Division, dropped to 2-5.

Natano Woods ran for four touchdowns and threw for another, and running back Jaron Gonzalez ran for two more TDs in the rout.

The Trojans travel to Federal Way for a 7 p.m. Valley Division game Thursday, with a league crossover playoff berth on the line.


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