Sammamish steals Lake Washington's homecoming with overtime win | Slideshow
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Kirkland Reporter writer
October 5, 2011 · Updated 5:40 PM
On a night reserved for fancy cars and pagentry, the Lake Washington football team took center stage against Sammamish. The game was pushed into overtime after a 42-42 tie at the end of regulation, after Sammamish scored a touchdown with 47 seconds on the clock in the fourth quarter.
Prior to the overtime period, the team's traded touchdowns all night, ending the first half with a 14-14 score. After the homecoming parade, the teams reemerged to tackle the second half.
Sammamish struck first with a touchdown run in the third quarter for a 17-14 lead. Then the Totem's found their way through Kang defense, with a failed kick for a 20-14 game. Lake Washington answered with a touchdown of their own with 8:37 on the clock to make it a 21-20 game for the Kangs.
Sammamish's Austin Lee, a senior quarterback, made his second touchdown of the night with 6:46 left in the third to give the Totems a 26-21 edge.
In the next 18 minutes the teams would score five more touchdowns, followed by the Totems final points in overtime.
Lake Washington's Daniel Porras, a junior running back, made a touchdown run with 4:58 left in the third to lift the Kangs to a 28-26 lead. The Totems answered with 3:15 on the clock to boost the score to 34-28, before Lake Washington scored again with 1:46 left to steal the lead with a 35-34 score.
With 12 minutes left to play in the game, the Kangs put some space between them and their opponents with a touchdown at 10:02 in the fourth. The score was 42-34. But Sammamish edged their way into the endzone after burning time with just 30 seconds remaining in the game, tying things at 42 points.
Going into overtime, in which each team had four downs to get into the endzone from the 25 yard line, the Kangs stalled on their four attempts, before the all went back to Sammamish. The Totems Nick Myers forced his way through to take the game 48-42.Contact Kirkland Reporter writer Megan Managan at email@example.com.