In a pivotal game for both squads, Timberline (5-2) put the defensive clamps down on the visiting Cougars (5-2) in the second half, and turned a tie game at the intermission into a convincing 34-14 win at South Sound Stadium.
Six games into his sophomore season, Emeka Egbuka is averaging 161.3 all-purpose yards per game, has six interceptions, 15 total touchdowns and a boatload of scholarship offers from Division I schools.
The Tornados enter Friday’s showdown with SSC-leading Peninsula featuring an offense that’s led by its dynamic receiving duo Kodee Gifford and Austen Osso and quarterback Kyle Robinson. It’s a passing attack that has its roots in middle school.
It took a 28-yard field goal with 44 seconds left by a guy playing his first season of tackle football, Mexican exchange student Diego Luna, for the Cruisers (5-1) to finally secure a 23-20 win in the Class 2A South Puget Sound League contest.