Lynden Lions quarterback Josh Kraight was in the zone in the Class 2A quarterfinals against the Sumner Spartans.
Kraight threw for 304 yards and had five touchdown passes in Lynden’s convincing 42-7 victory against the Spartans on Saturday night at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
The defending 2A champion Lions scored all 42 of their points in the first half, including a 28-point outburst in the second quarter. Senior wide receiver Jalani Phelps had a game-high three touchdown catches.
Lynden wide receiver Zach Vis, who hauled in two touchdown receptions, said the passing game is peaking at the right time.
“Our receivers are so athletic and we have so many weapons on offense. It is awesome to see that we can go to any receiver and it clicks,” Vis said. “Our coaches devised great strategies for this game. It was just awesome to see all the strategies come together and work to perfection.”
Lions’ head coach Curt Kramme said the offense adjusted to Sumner’s alignment on the defensive side of the ball.
“They decided to stop our running game. We had a very good game running the ball last week. They were playing a lot of man-to-man coverage. When we have one-on-one opportunities with our quarterback and receivers it is really tough for the opposing team’s defense,” Kramme said.
The Lions will face Capital in the Class 2A semi-finals either next weekend in the Tacoma Dome.
“They will be the best team we have played in a long time,” Kramme said of Capital. “We’re going to enjoy this one tonight and start getting ready for Capital on Monday.”
Senior running back Lokahi Kamau scored the Spartans’ lone touchdown of the game with a 23-yard touchdown run with 5:21 left in regulation.