Borderites outscore Bellingham in final minutes


Riley Fritsch works his way through Sedro-Woolley’s defense on September 16. Photo by Janell Kortlever.

By Oliver Lazenby

The Blaine varsity football team scored 10 points in the final minutes to beat Bellingham 24–17 on September 23.

The win puts Blaine (3–1, 1–1 in conference games) in the middle of the 2A Northwest Conference field.

After trailing for much of the game, the Borderites drew even with Bellingham when Kyle Sentkowski kicked a 40-yard field goal with 3:02 left in the game. Minutes later, tied at 17, Blaine running back Riley Fritsch’s 3-yard touchdown gave Blaine the lead with 59 seconds left.

Riley Fritsch continued his consistent ground attack, rushing for 209 yards on 31 carries and scoring on runs of 3, 7 and 11 yards.

Blaine’s next game is away against Anacortes (1–3 overall, 1–1 in conference games) on Friday, September 30.

  1. Kyle’s field goal was actually 37 yards, not 40. The ball was on the 20 when snapped and spotted on the 27, making it a 37-yarder. It was still a great kick, kiddo!


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