It was the Taje Davis show as the Puyallup Vikings defeated the host Federal Way Eagles, 49-36, on Thursday night as both teams played their final games of the season.
Davis ran for 292 yards and had three touchdowns. Colby Burton threw to Tallon Yerbury for two touchdowns.
The Vikings started the season 0-3, losing to Thomas Jefferson on a last-second play, dominant 3A power Lincoln and league opponent Bethel. Puyallup fought back and won six of its last seven games to finish 6-4.
Auburn 49, Stadium 37: Despite the best efforts of Stadium’s Jamon Chambers (121 yards rushing, four rushing touchdowns, one passing TD), the Tigers could not stop the Trojans’ dominant run game.
Kevin Clay was the workhorse. He had 19 carries for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Joseph Fagan finished with three touchdowns, gaining 83 yards on eight carries.
Auburn offensive line coach Dan Irwin said: “It was definitely emotional. The 3A SPSL is so tough. We had a lot of games that didn’t go our way this year, so it was a great win. It was a very sportsmanlike game.”
Decatur 21, White River 0: The Gators dominated all facets of the game at White River. Christian Siba scored twice, one from 90 yards and the other from one yard out.
Emerald Ridge 48, Kentridge 35: Jaguars quarterback Logan Skoda was 17 of 28 for 301 yards and four touchdowns during Thursday night's home game against the visiting Chargers.
Waipa Hoopii contributed with 104 yards on 17 carries.
Shelton 44, Yelm 27: Tyler Giraldes was on fire for the Highclimbers, throwing for three touchdowns and running for another.
The Tornados didn’t go down without a fight. Quarterback Daylon Matthews threw for three touchdowns, with receiver Kaleb Lunderville catching two of them.
Spanaway Lake 20, Mount Rainier 0: After losing eight straight games, the Sentinels got another win.
Ramon Gutierrez led the way for Spanaway Lake with 26 carries, 174 yards and two touchdowns.
Hannah Carlisle ran the offense for Cascade Christian, tallying 31 assiststo lead the Cougars past Coupeville, 3-0 (25-20, 25-11, 25-12).
Dani Tang was the kills leader with 11, and added eight digs and two aces. Abby Oppenhuizen contributed nine kills and two aces.
Tumwater 3, Mark Morris 0: Host Tumwater prevailed, 25-17, 25-17, 25-16. Kennedy Croft led the way with 17 kills and nine digs, while Maddy Pilon chipped in with 33 assists and two aces.
Bellarmine Prep took its second-place finish in the 4A Narrows League and showed Emerald Ridge what that means with a 3-0 victory.
“We started out strong tonight,” said Lions assistant coach Mary Campbell. “We had a lot of scoring opportunities and I am very proud of the way the team played tonight.”
Emily Nelson scored in the 15th minute and the 57th minute. Emily Walsh scored in the 52nd minute.
Keeper Isabelle Davis posted the shutout.
Bellarmine will play Kentridge at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tahoma High School.
Enumclaw 1, Bonney Lake 0: Amber Dunlap’s goal, combined with shutout play from Morgan Tinney and Gaby Quinnett, helped the Hornets to advance. They will play at Highline at noon Saturday.
Todd Beamer 2, Tahoma 0: Ameera Hussen and Kacia Rogalla scored in the 31st and 35th minutes, respectively. The Titans will face top-seeded Curtis at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.
Puyallup 4, Federal Way 2: The Vikings used goals from four players to advance. They will play Gig Harbor, the No. 1 4A Narrows League team, at 5 p.m. Saturday at Roy Anderson Field.
Sumner 2, Kennedy Catholic 0: Madisen Gustafson and Jordan Thompson scored to help the Spartans to advance.