Redmond bolted out to a commanding lead after three quarters and held on for a 24-16 victory over previously undefeated Lake Washington in 3A KingCo football action on Friday night.
At Redmond High in the second quarter, Carson Bruener turned a fake punt into a 30-yard touchdown pass to Matt Janetzki, Mustang quarterback Teryn Berry fired a 21-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Cagle, and the signal caller scored on a 21-yard run. Jacen Stein kicked a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter to put Redmond up 24-0.
LW came roaring back in the fourth quarter with a pair of Michael Buchanan touchdown passes, one to Domonic Roussell for 60 yards and the other to Ryan Clifford for 78 yards. Roussell and Jensen Leewens added 2-point runs to make the score, 24-16.
Berry was 14-for-24 passing for 255 yards and Buchanan was 11-for-28 for 254 yards.
Redmond’s Jeremy Hernandez ran the ball nine times for 58 yards and Clifford had 17 carries for 51 yards.
On the receiving front, Redmond’s Cagle had eight snags for 193 yards, Roussell had three catches for 120 yards and Clifford had four receptions for 89 yards.
Overall, Redmond had 370 yards of offense and LW garnered 307 yards.
Defensively, LW’s Brayden Boyes had six tackles and one assist and Redmond’s Bruener had four tackles. LW’s Christopher Chaplin recovered two fumbles and Redmond got one interception each from Janetzki, Nathan Anderson and Emmanuel Tamayo.
Redmond is 1-0 in league and 2-3 overall and LW is 0-1 in league and 4-1 overall.
Last year, Redmond beat LW, 28-27, in double overtime.
* Bellevue beat Juanita, 42-0, on Friday. Juanita, 0-1 in league and 0-4 overall, will play at Lake Washington at 7 p.m. this Friday.
During a preseason Reporter interview, Juanita players were already fired up about the LW rivalry game. The time is now.
Juanita head coach Lele Te’o said it’s always a fun game for the community, plus the Rebel and Kang players know each other well and have faced off on the field for many years.
He added that there’s “lots of mutual respect between our coaching staffs.” Te’o and LW head coach Andy Arena are good friends and coached together from 2005-2007 at Evergreen High in White Center and from 2008-2013 at Juanita.
“Great coach and person,” Te’o said about Arena.
In order to succeed against LW and the rest of the teams on its schedule, Juanita will need to focus on its effort and physicality, Te’o said.
“There will be lots of emotion. The trick for us will have to be to focus on the important things and play fast,” he said.