In a season full of hardships and tough breaks, the Redmond football team ended the year on a positive note, defeating the Lake Washington Kangaroos 34-7 at home on Halloween night last Friday.
The big highlight for the Mustangs was senior wideout Cameron Sandquist, who had 12 receptions for 209 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown reception, in the win.
Sandquist, who broke the single-game school record for receptions (15) and receiving yards (244) earlier in the season against Eastlake, established new school marks in receptions for a season (66) and receiving yards for a season (940).
The Mustangs started strong against Lake Washington, as four different Redmond players scored in the first half, including Sandquist.
Sean Shewey and Bryan Slater both scored on short runs in the first quarter, and quarterback David Gilbertson ran one in from seven yards out in the second quarter as the Mustangs built a 28-7 halftime lead.
Shewey finished the game with two touchdown runs.
The Mustangs finished with a 2-7 record and a fifth-place finish in the difficult 4A Kingco Crest Division.
SOCCER: Bear Creek boys draw up first tie
In its last Sea-Tac 2B League regular-season game, Bear Creek’s match with Evergreen Lutheran at Tukwila’s Starfire Sports Complex last Thursday ended in a 1-1 tie.
After the Eagles’ Wyatt Weimer scored five minutes into the second half, a red-hot Jin Ihn, who has scored in three of the last four games, scored an unassisted goal in the 56th minute to tie the game.
With the draw, Bear Creek finished the season at 9-2-1 in league and 12-2-1 overall. The Grizzlies finished in second place in the Sea-Tac 2B league behind Tacoma Baptist (7-1-0, 7-3-0).
Bear Creek will host a playoff game on Tuesday, Nov. 4 with the opponent and time to be announced after the Reporter’s deadline.
SOCCER: Grizzly girls victorious in thrilling fashion
Bear Creek won their final Sea-Tac 2B game of the regular season at home on Thursday, 2-1, in overtime against the Evergreen Lutheran Eagles.
After Evergreen Lutheran scored at the 10-minute mark, Halle Coleman scored the equalizer off an Ashley Pittman assist in the 12th minute of play.
Both teams’ defenses stepped up and prevented any goals from scoring for the next 68 minutes of regulation, until the Grizzlies’ Julia Seiler scored the game-winner with less than two minutes left in the first overtime period.
With the win, Bear Creek finished the season 5-2-1 in league and 7-6-1 overall. The Grizzlies played Life Christian in a 2B Tri-District playoff game on Tuesday, after the Reporter’s deadline.