The Sideline

Thursday, August 25, 2016 This Week's Paper
Lions stunned at home by Olympia

Cedar Frost ran for 207 yards on 31 carries as the Olympia Bears defeated the Bellarmine Prep Lions by a score of 28-10 on Friday night at Memorial Field to give the Lions their first loss in league.

Quarterback Derrick Becker added to Bellarmine’s woes by throwing for 152 yards and two touchdowns, including a 60-yard strike to a wide open Cooper Murphy to give the Bears a 14-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

The Lions had their chances, but dropped passes near or in the end zone that took away any chance they had to get back into the game. The many seniors who played their last game at Memorial Field left the field dejected as the memory they’ll have will not be a good one, but redemption could come next Friday night in Gig Harbor.

The Lions cut into the Olympia lead late in the first half with a 42-yard field goal from Matt Phillichi with 2:04 left to trail 14-3 at the half. But the Bears ran away and hid in the third quarter, with Becker’s 5-yard touchdown run to all but salt away the win for the Bears going into the fourth quarter. Garrett McKay would give Lions fans something to shout about with an 84-yard kickoff return for a score with 4:21 left in the game, but it was too little and too late.

The Lions will play at Gig Harbor next Friday night, with the winner claiming the Narrows 4A title.

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