Braves play tough against 2A foe but come up short, 28-12
September 13, 2023
C.J. Edwards reeled off a 53-yard touchdown run, Ivory Damien delivered a 45-yard scoring strike to Tommy Murdock and the La Conner High School defense recovered five fumbles, but the Braves still fell 28-12 to Evergreen of Seattle in their grid opener at Whittaker Field Friday night.
The difference, even more than the Wolverines' 16-point margin of victory, was in roster depth.
Evergreen is a 2A King County program that rolls out 57 players. The 2B Braves, by contrast, suit up 20, two of them freshmen.
It was a quartet of Evergreen's team that did the most damage.
Ernie Tofi ran nine t...