Braves play tough against 2A foe but come up short, 28-12


September 13, 2023

La Conner football players running the ball.

Madoc Hillier

ON THE RUN - La Conner Brave Tommy Murdock (25) gets offensive blocking from C.J. Edwards (24) against 2A Evergreen of Seattle. The Braves defenders recovered five fumbles, but Evergreen came out on top, 28-12.

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.

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