ATM had been stuffing the ball down the Lions’ throats on the opening drive of the third quarter. But on first down at the Lynden 12, defensive back Blair Bomber dove in front of receiver JD Melton and intercepted quarter Jake Downs’ pass.
Lynden leads 21-7 with 6:45 left in the third quarter.
Lynden just had one of the most luck-infused possession I’ve ever seen. Consider:
– Facing fourth-and-2 at their own 34, Lynden lines up to punt. The snap sails over punter Ryan Hastings’ head. He scrambles to pick up the ball and while trying to escape ATM defenders, he sees an open Jace Baxter-Bowen, who picks up 19 yards and a first down.
– Facing fourth-and-18 at their own 42, Lynden punts. But ATM’s Jake Clark fumbled the punt and Lynden recovers at the 18.
– Five plays later, the Lions scored when Ryan Hastings completed a 1-yard