Lopez triumphant in close game against Tulalip

  • Fri Oct 11th, 2013 6:36pm
  • Sports

Mike Hobi blocks Tulalip #77 and Erik Jonasson (58) opens the other side of a huge hole to allow Eddie Kramer (22) through on the way to a crucial fourth quarter touchdown against Tulalip.

Hard-fought may be a sports cliché but it’s an accurate description of the Lobos 39-34 victory over the Tulalip Heritage Hawks at home on Oct. 5.

The see-saw battle saw multiple lead changes as the teams traded scores.  Lopez dominated on the ground while Tulalip mounted an impressive passing attack.  Fumbles, interceptions, blocked kicks, quarterback sacks, goal-line stands, safeties, and long runs kept a large Homecoming crowd on their feet throughout the game.

Lopez saw an early lead evaporate when Tulalip scored a safety and a touchdown in the closing seconds of the first half to go up 20-13.  Lopez came back strong in the second half and mounted a 39-26 lead well into the final quarter. But the Hawks scored again and converted the point after to pull to within a single score.  Lopez was able to preserve the win with a good final drive and the game ended 39-34.

Vinny and Eddie Kramer shared offensive honors, Vinny scoring twice and Eddie four times.  One of Eddie’s touchdowns came on a 99+ yard run on the first play after Chase Schober recovered a Tulalip fumble at the Lopez half yard line.

Lopez moves to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in League play.  The Lobos have four remaining League games, against Clallam Bay, Neah Bay, Lummi, and Crescent.  All will played away.  Follow all the Lobos teams on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lobo.pack.3.