Lindbergh falls to Orting, but preps for playoffs

LHS lost this past weekend 31-19, but the real test comes at the start of the District 3 tournament.

The Lindbergh football team fell to Orting this past weekend 31-19, but the real test comes this Saturday when the Eagles travel to River Ridge for the beginning of the District 3 tournament.

Quarterback Sam Nehren threw two touchdown passes, but they were not enough to overcome three interceptions in the loss. Johsiah Serquina had 135 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles.

On Friday in Orting, the teams played a field position game through the first period before Lindbergh opened up the scoring in the second with a 3-yard touchdown run from Serquina. The Eagles followed it up with a 4-yard touchdown pass from Nehren to Josh Nute to take a 13-0 lead, but Orting got on the board before the quarter was out with a 31-yard passing touchdown and the teams headed to the half with Lindbergh up 13-7.

Orting continued their momentum into the third, keeping Lindbergh off the board for the entire quarter while scoring on a 1-yard run and then returning an interception for a touchdown to make it 21-13 after three.

In the fourth, Orting kicked a field goal to go up 24-13, but Lindbergh kept fighting with Nehren hitting Nute again for the pair’s second touchdown of the game, this one a 50-yard throw-and-run to paydirt.

But Orting scored again before the night was out to seal the deal at 31-19.

Lindbegrh is now 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the South Puget Sound League. They travel to River Ridge (7-1) on Friday to open the District 3 playoffs with the winner advancing to the state tournament. River Ridge eliminated the Eagles from last year’s playoffs, 55-27.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@rentonreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.rentonreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

Emerald Downs changes opening day to June 24

Live racing to return at Auburn track but without fans

COURTESY FILE PHOTO, Emerald Downs
Emerald Downs announces revised 2020 stakes schedule

Racing starts June 22; first featured race Aug. 2

Emerald Downs to open for horse racing June 22

No fans initially at Auburn track; fans can wager from home

FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
T-Birds issue ticket refunds, exchanges for cancelled games in Kent

17,000 tickets sold for three March contests at ShoWare Center

T-Birds select 13 players in Bantam Draft

Seattle trades goalie Roddy Ross to Regina for three draft picks

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

Due to the school closure extension, the cancellation includes all practices, competitions, tournaments and championships, WIAA says.

Emerald Downs still plans to have horse racing season in 2020

Horse training continues at Auburn racetrack

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association making contingency plans for high school sports competitions after extension of stay home order.

T-Birds select Dauner, Mackie in Western Hockey League U.S. Prospects Draft

Dauner is a center from Fargo; Mackie is a defenseman from Anchorage

The WIAA announced Wednesday that if schools reopen at the conclusion of the six-week statewide shutdown ordered last week by Gov. Jay Inslee, then the state championships will go on as planned. (WIAA photo)
WIAA still hoping to hold state championships in May

But if the school shutdown extends past April 24, those championships could be in jeopardy.

The Lindbergh boys swim team took home the 2A SPSL championship title on Feb. 8, 2020. Photo courtesy of Kayoka Bushaw.
Lindbergh boys swim placed second in championship

The Lindbergh boys swim/dive team competed in the West Central District III… Continue reading

State Qualifiers & Coaches (left to right):Assistant Coach Colton Maddy, Matt Haines (3rd), Dmytro Hayday (3rd), Head Coach Mike Pine, Jeffrey Myers (2nd), Treavor Atkins (2nd), Assistant Coach Deven Maddy. 
                                Photo by Vicki Maddy.
Lindbergh wrestlers qualify for state

Lindbergh High School competed in the Boys 2A Regionals tournament on Sat,… Continue reading