It was a star-studded game for the Sunset Bowl with No. 6-ranked Sumner (4A) taking on rival No. 5 Bonney Lake (3A) in a SPSL-PCL clash Friday night at Sunset Chev Stadium.
If you blinked, you would have missed Connor Wedington use his 4.48 seconds 40-yard dash speed to blow past Bonney Lake.
Three times Wedington found the end zone on long gains as he amassed 277 total yards for the Spartans, helping Sumner claim a 41-14 victory over Bonney Lake in the Sunset Bowl at Sunset Chev Stadium.
“That’s just due to the hard work during the offseason, and I couldn’t have done it without team and my (offensive line) tonight,” Wedington said.
After split back Tre Weed opened up the scoring on a 10-yard scamper, Spartans quarterback Luke Ross found Sumner’s top playmaker in the flats, and Wedington turned on the jets for a 48-yard score and a 14-0 lead in the first.
“I’m just not about rushing. (It’s) about all purpose (yards),” said Wedington, who finished with 142 yards on the ground, and caught for 106 more in the Spartan’s win. “I’m just going to help wherever I can. It’s not about the stats — it’s about getting the ‘W’ (win).”
But the stats looked too good for the University of Washington commit.
“He should be a 100-100 (yards rushing and passing) guy. And he should have 100 yards returning the ball (a game) too,” said Sumner coach Keith Ross, whose Spartan team is as stacked as he’s ever seen in 16 years with the program. “He’s a dangerous guy, and the more we get him the ball, the better we’re going to be.”
Sumner (1-0) and Wedington next found paydirt on the Spartans’ fourth possession with a 70-yard run after finding a hole outside of left tackle Seth Carnahan, pushing the lead to 27-0.
Bonney Lake (0-1) cut into Sumner’s lead, 27-7, right before the half when Marcus Hamilton (92 yards on 18 carries) took a pitch for a 24-yard touchdown.
“I think they (Sumner) were ready to play a little bit. They came out ready to go,” Bonney Lake coach Jason Silbaugh said. “And we were (too), but I think they hit some big plays early. Momentum’s a killer in these games.”
Wedington finished off his scoring with a 52-yard post route from Luke Ross, pushing Sumner’s lead to 34-7.