Half of Ben Koler’s four touchdown passes came during a short span in the second quarter that enabled the Federal Way High School football team to pull away for a 50-12 victory against Decatur on Friday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.
Koler hit Bobi Sims on a 43-yard scoring strike. And minutes later, he connected with Brian Parker for a 14-yard score as the Eagles grabbed a 23-6 lead.
Sims finished with 108 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Federal Way (1-4; 1-1 4A SPSL Northwest) had started the season with four consecutive losses. Decatur (0-5; 0-1) has lost 12 consecutive games dating back to last season.
4A SPSL SOUTH
Emerald Ridge 35, at Rogers 21: The defending South champions have their first win.
The Jaguars (1-4, 1-2) pulled away in the second half behind Dustin Resnik’s three interceptions and Waipa Hoopii’s pair of touchdown runs.
Hoopii ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns, both in the second half, on 15 carries.
Resnik returned an interception 9 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and also caught a 7-yard TD pass.
At Graham-Kapowsin 35, Spanaway Lake 0: Dylan Morris only threw nine passes, but had 200 passing yards and two touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Eagles (5-0, 3-0).
The freshman quarterback threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jeremiah Kekoa and a 47-yard TD pass to Zach Smith in the first quarter. Dalton Mershon had four catches for 81 yards.
At Gig Harbor 65, South Kitsap 0: At this point, can anyone slow down Tides quarterback Davis Alexander?
The senior passed for three touchdowns, all to Kyle Olson-Urbon, and ran for four more scores as No. 2 Gig Harbor throttled the Wolves at Roy Anderson Field.
Alexander finished with 298 passing yards, and another 167 on the ground.
Stadium 40, at Yelm 37: Jamon Chambers went 65 yards on a screen pass to the Tornados’ 1-yard line, then punched it in with less than 50 seconds to play to lift the Tigers (2-3, 1-2) to their second win.
It was Chambers’ second touchdown run of the game after having a 30-yard TD run in the third quarter.
Stadium went 0-10 last season.
Lakes 27, at Bonney Lake 7: Cale Lindsay tallied the Lancers’ final two touchdowns, both on catches, and the seventh-ranked Lakes won at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
Lindsay caught a 22-yarder from Jaiave Magalei late in the first half — and put the Panthers away with his 14-yard scoring reception in the fourth quarter.
Steilacoom 62, at Clover Park 6: Anthony Leiato threw four touchdowns, ran for two more as the Sentinels ran by the Warriors at Harry E. Lang Stadium.
Steilacoom got it rolling early on Leiato’s 74-yard scoring strike to La’Jon Enis-Carter in the first quarter for a 7-0 Sentinels lead. They tallied the first six touchdowns.
Washington 36, at Fife 27: Tariq Ellis rushed for 231 yards. His 2-yard touchdown run with 90 seconds to go capped a seven-minute, 60-yard drive as the Patriots shocked the Trojans in Fife.
It was the first loss of the season for Fife (4-1; 2-1 2A SPSL). The Patriots (3-2; 2-1) have won two straight.
At Mountain View 42, Bethel 28: Bryce Missey was 27 of 48 passing for 444 yards and three touchdowns for the Braves, but the Thunder ended the game with two fourth-quarter touchdown runs to hand Bethel (4-1, 2-0) its first loss.
Bethel tied it in the fourth quarter on Missey’s 51-yard touchdown pass before Mountain View’s back-to-back TD runs.
Staff writer TJ Cotterill contributed to this report