Although Brandon Tuilaepa and Lokahi Kamau provided the thunder and lightning to Sumner’s powerhouse run game, it was newcomer DeJon Lynch that ignited the Spartans to a 20-7 upset victory over Auburn Mountainview on Friday night.
Lynch – seldom used in the first half – showed his breakaway speed in the third quarter with a 65-yard game winning touchdown run, putting Sumner ahead 14-7 following a two-point conversion.
Although it was his only score of the half, Lynch remained a mainstay in the Sumner offense from there on out, pounding his way to 108 yards on 11 carries.
Originally from Vancouver, B.C., Lynch is a 6-foot, 210-pound junior who has only been with the program for two weeks. His previous two seasons were spent at John Barsby Secondary High School before he decided to move down to the states to live with his dad.
With limited time in the system, Lynch is still learning.
“I’m trying to do the best I can,” Lynch said. “I’m trying to pick up the plays and what I am supposed to do. But I have really great coaches here and they are helping me through the way. It’s going pretty well.”