Fall sports continue with positive starts for football and soccer


Blaine High School’s football and girl’s soccer team continue a winning start to its return to a “regular” fall sports season, as both teams are undefeated.


With another quick start, the Borderites beat the Bainbridge Spartans 48-14 at home September 11 after senior quarterback Avery Dohner tied a school record before halftime. Dohner threw five touchdown passes putting the Borderites up 35-6 and placing himself amongst Daniel Gorze (2008), Sean Allen (2010) and Nathan Kramme (2013) in school history as the only quarterbacks to throw five touchdown passes in a game.

Dohner’s first three pass attempts of the game resulted in touchdowns, and he finished completing 14-of-17 passes for 294 yards.

Senior wide receivers Jaxon Kortlever and Scott Baldwin helped Dohner’s game. Kortlever finished with six receptions for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and Baldwin caught four passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns.

In the second half, junior Larry Creasey’s running game finished off the Spartans. The 180-pound running back ran for 66 yards and two touchdowns.

Middle linebacker Spencer Dalry had a huge game defensively with 14.5 tackles, including a tackle for loss and a quarterback sack. Blaine also got sacks from seniors Jonathan Puha and Alex Welch, and interceptions from Kortlever and sophomore linebacker Hunter Vezzetti.

Statistics and play-by-play thanks to whatcompreps.com.

Girls soccer

Following last week’s home-opener win against University Prep, the Lady Borderites had a September 9 home game against Sehome canceled.

This week, the team traveled to Sedro-Woolley September 14 and beat the Cubs 3-1.

Next, the girls travel to Mount Vernon Thursday, September 16. They host Oak Harbor Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m.


The volleyball team is 1-1 this season with a loss on the road following an opening win at home.

The Lady Borderites beat Sehome in three straight sets in their home opener September 8. They then traveled to Sedro-Woolley September 14 where they lost in three sets.

The team goes on to play Mount Vernon away Thursday, September 16 and host Oak Harbor Monday, September 20. Both matches are at 7 p.m.


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