Sefo Liufau continues to cement his legacy at Bellarmine Prep.
Liufau, the senior quarterback headed to Colorado University, ran for a touchdown and Lou Millie added a pair of TDs to help the Lions capture their second consecutive Narrows League 4A crown with a 21-0 victory over Olympia Friday at Ingersoll Stadium.
Liufau, who has already verbally committed to Colorado University, threw for just 69 yards, on 5-of-14 accuracy as a steady rain slowed the Lions’ air attack.
“It’s not just me,” Liufau said. “It’s the entire team. It’s every one of us working six days a week to get to this point. It feels incredible.”
Bellarmine (7-1 overall, 5-0 league) used its ground game, getting a 3-yard TD run from Liufau early in the second quarter to open up the scoring.
Millie found the end zone twice, scoring on runs of 26 and 18 yards, and the Lions defense did the rest.
Olympia (3-5, 3-2) was shutout for the third time this season.
Liufau had just five pass attempts in the second half – all incomplete – and was noticeably limping late in the contest.
“Nothing to worry about,” Liufau said. “I just kind of rolled my ankle a little bit. All part of the game.”
Puyallup 44, at Bethel 30: Austin Reynolds’ 30-yard interception return for a touchdown near the end of the third quarter settled a back-and-forth game, and the Vikings won at Art Crate Field.
Reynold’s return gave Puyallup a 38-24 lead, and 71/2 minutes later, Vikings quarterback Brendan Illies snuck in from 1 yard out for a final touchdown – and 44-24 advantage.
At Yelm 17, Gig Harbor 12: After being held out of the end zone in the first half, the Tornados punched in a pair of rushing touchdowns in the third quarter – with Jacob Swilley’s 15-yard score with two minutes to go proving to be the game-winner as Yelm won at home.
At Peninsula 51, Enumclaw 0: The Seahawks are rolling into next week’s showdown with Lakes for the SPSL 3A title behind a very efficient passing offense.
Austin Filkins passed for three scores, ran for another and Peninsula blanked the Hornets at Roy Anderson Field. The quarterback completed all six passes for 108 yards in the first half.
Peninsula had three sacks and three interceptions.
Lincoln 28, at Wilson 18: The Abes overcame five turnovers as J’Maka Love ran for a touchdown, then threw a 44-yard scoring strike to Joshua Eckwood with three minutes to go to sew up a league playoff spot at Stadium Bowl.
Love passed for 155 yards, ran for 135, but did commit four turnovers. The Rams had four turnovers – two on interceptions by Moses Lewis.
Shelton 55, at Mount Tahoma 7: The Highclimbers rushed for 281 yards – getting 218 from Ralph Kinne as the senior standout posted his seventh game of 200 or more rushing yards in a Narrows 3A triumph at Mount Tahoma Stadium.
Fife 24, at Sumner 14: The wackiest 2A league in the state held true again – this time as the No. 9 team in the state fell at Sunset Chev Stadium.
Fife’s Dominic Dutra sewed up the Trojans’ victory with his 5-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.
Clover Park 21, at Franklin Pierce 14: Brandon Pritchett had two long scoring runs in the second half, and the Warriors recovered a pooch kick with three minutes to go and ran out the clock for a victory in Parkland.
At Steilacoom 38, White River 14: Josh Lewis opened the second half by taking a kickoff up the middle and running 89 yards for the game-winning touchdown as the Sentinels rumbled past the Hornets.
Steilacoom racked up 428 rushing yards – getting 211 from Michael Mack, and 112 from Brian Thomas.
At Charles Wright 49, Bellevue Christian 8: Alexander Moore opened the game with a 74-yard touchdown run, and the No. 8 Tarriers cruised to a win in University Place.
Tacoma Baptist 28, at Port Townsend 20: Taylor Martindale passed for 312 yards and three scores, and his 25-yard touchdown strike to Bradon Hughey midway through the fourth quarter broke a 20-20 tie, and the Crusaders won a non-league game on the road.
Tides win Narrows League 4A title: Gig Harbor Junior Carolyn McCann qualified for the state championship in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:06.65) and 200 IM (2:09.99), leading the Tides to a victory in the Narrows League 4A Championships. The Tides won eight of the 12 events at Mount Tahoma High School.