The varsity football team lost its first game at Nooksack Valley 45–6. Nooksack Valley’s quarterback, Casey Bauman, who has already committed to play at Montana State University next year, led the team with 13 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
Blaine sophomore Oscar Caridad scored the Borderites’ six points on a 12-yard touchdown during the team’s final possession. New Borderite varsity quarterback Cam Ellis went 6 for 15, passing
for 65 yards.
The team will play another standout quarterback in its first home game this Friday against Meridian, which beat Anacortes 20–14 in its first game. Meridian quarterback Simon Burkett has already committed to playing for Eastern Washington University next year.
Fryth Rasar has stepped up to coach Blaine’s cross country team this year. Rasar has been an assistant track coach for years, but this is her first time coaching cross country. The team starts its season with the Sehome Invitational at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Sehome High School. Enough girls came out to give Blaine an official scoring team for the first time in several years. Look for a longer preview of the boys’ and girls’ cross country season next week.