Knights crush Eagles, 72-6

Sunnyside Christian now 2-0 for season

Sunnyside Christian quarterback Justin Faber pitches to Kyler Marsh as Yakama Tribal’s Star Sun Billy pursues the toss sweep play.

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Sunnyside Christian quarterback Justin Faber pitches to Kyler Marsh as Yakama Tribal’s Star Sun Billy pursues the toss sweep play.


The Knights Lane Marsh makes it into the endzone Friday night dragging Eagles defender Star Sun Bill with him.

— Sunnyside Christian crushed host Yakama Tribal, 72-6, in 1B high school football action Friday night.

The Knights (2-0) opened the game, 22-0, in the first quarter against the Eagles, and scored another 24 points in the second to lead 46-0 at the half.

The Eagles (0-2) were unable to answer another touchdown in the third quarter.

In the final stanza, the Eagles finally got on the board with a fourth-quarter touchdown. Meanwhile, Sunnyside Christian tallied 18 more points.

Adrian Heffon scored the first touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run for the Knights. The conversion attempt failed.

Luke Wagenaar snagged a 50-yard toss from quarterback Justin Faber for the second Knights’ touchdown and Kyler Marsh ran the ball in for the 2-point conversion..

Faber connected on a 21-yard pass to Lane Marsh for the final score of the opening quarter. Faber delivered the ball to Brennan Rip for the added 2 points.

In the second quarter, Faber rushed 3 yards into the end zone, to make the score 28-0. Chance Marsh added the 2-point conversion.

The Knights weren’t done scoring in the quarter, though, as Kyler Marsh delivered the ball in the red zone on a 1-yard run, opening an opportunity for Luke Dykstra to tack on another 2 points.

Faber scrambled another 21 yards for the final touchdown of the first half. He handed Kyler Marsh the ball for the 2-point conversion.

In the third quarter, Dykstra made the only touchdown on an 8-yard run. Chance Marsh handed the ball to Rip for the 2-point conversion.

In the final quarter, the Knights’ Heffron scored two touchdowns — both 1 yard runs — before the Eagles answered. The point-after was blocked on the first attempt and the kicker missed the second.

Down 66-0, Kyal Dakota finally put points on the board for Yakama Tribal, scoring on a 62-yard run

The pass attempt for a 2-point conversion failed.

The final score of the game was the result of a 75-yard kickoff return by Sunnyside Christian’s Lane Marsh. The point-after failed.

The Knights’ Dykstra was the games top rusher with 68 yards on eight carries.

Faber ran four times for 48 yards. Chance March carried six times for 46 yards and Kyler Marsh ran six times for 22 yards.

Heffron carried four times for 5 yards.

In the air, Faber went 3-of-5 for 74 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Back-up quarterback Chance Marsh went 4-of-4 passes for 20 yards and no interceptions.

Wagenaar had one reception for 50 yards and a TD; Lane Marsh had one reception for 21 yards and a TD; and Rip collected the ball five times for 23 yards.

For Yakama Tribal, Star Sun Billy rushed 8 times for no gain; Dakota gained 73 yards on 5 rushes; Yemowat Eagleheart had 9 rushes for 45 yards; and Andy Bennett had 3 rushes for 13 yards.

Billy was 0-for-2 passing and was intercepted once; Eagleheart was 2-for-6 passing for 65 yards; and Dakota delivered the ball 1-of-3 times for two yards.

Ezra Jim collected on one reception for 5 yards, and Eagleheart gained two yards on a reception.

Sunnyside Christian travels Friday to Cove, Ore., for a 6 p.m. game.


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