The Kyle Yanusevich-Casey Adams connection bordered on psychic for the Bonney Lake football team. The first foray into the playoffs in the...
RENTON — The Kyle Yanusevich-Casey Adams connection bordered on psychic for the Bonney Lake football team.
The first foray into the playoffs in the school’s three-year history was strictly enigmatic.
Yanusevich passed for 297 yards and four touchdowns, three to Adams, as Bonney Lake built a 35-6 halftime lead and escaped with a 42-39 win over Lindbergh Tuesday night in a loser-out game at Renton Stadium.
Bonney Lake (7-3) moves into the preliminary round-of-32 in the state playoffs and plays at No. 2 Skyline (9-0) of Sammamish at 7 p.m. Saturday. Lindbergh, which unsuccessfully tried an onside kick after cutting the lead to three with 3:39 remaining, finished 4-6.
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Bonney Lake, which tied for third in the SPSL 3A, ran out the clock despite two timeouts by the Eagles, the Seamount League’s fourth-place team.
“The team got a win, so this [the first playoff game] was a success,” said Bonney Lake coach Jeff Gardner. “But I’m not happy about how we played in the second half. You could see the kids were disappointed. It’s like now we’ve got to get better, because we’ve got Skyline on Saturday.”
A 34-yard strike from Eagles quarterback Jake Allie to Andre Jackson cut Lindbergh’s deficit to 42-39 with 3:39 to go. Allie finished with 361 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-32 passing.
Lindbergh trailed 35-18 after Allie’s 1-yard quarterback sneak with 1:45 to go in the third quarter. Allie then hit Michael Ohlsen for a 39-yard scoring strike and found Jace Davenport with a PAT pass to leave the Eagles down 35-26 with 10:40 left in the game.
But three plays later, Citron Jackson’s 59-yard touchdown run pushed Bonney Lake’s lead to 42-26.
Lindbergh’s Jackson ran for 177 yards on 22 carries, and had 180 yards on five receptions. Ohlsen had eight catches for 118 yards.
Bonney Lake’s Yanusevich completed 13 of 21 passes, and Adams had four receptions for 118 yards.
Lindbergh outgained Bonney Lake 466 total yards to 447.