Prep Football | Renton rallies to beat Mount Rainier
Marque Fluker returned an interception for a touchdown and caught a 51-yard pass for the go-ahead score as Renton rallied to beat Mount Rainier 35-21 in Seamount League football Thursday night.
By Seattle Times staff
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RENTON — Marque Fluker returned an interception for a touchdown and caught a 51-yard pass for the go-ahead score as Renton rallied to beat Mount Rainier 35-21 in Seamount League football at Renton Stadium Thursday night.
The Indians trailed 21-13 in the third quarter after Dre DeFils' second touchdown pass for Mount Rainier.
But Fluker, a 5-foot-8 junior, returned his interception 20 yards for a touchdown, and the two-point conversion tied the score. Fluker then put the Indians ahead to stay, 27-21, on a 51-yard TD reception from Darien Irby.
Irby added a 12-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and Renton scored again on a safety to complete the comeback victory.
It was the second straight impressive win for the Indians (3-2 overall, 3-1 league), who buried Hazen 54-0 last week. Renton's losses were to Bishop Blanchet (35-32) and Lindbergh (30-26).
Ronnielle Battles had 14 carries for 113 yards and a touchdown, and Travino Buckley added 92 yards and a TD on 10 carries for Renton. Linebacker Armin Basic made 12 tackles, including three sacks.
Mount Rainier is 3-2 in league and overall.
Auburn 34, Kentridge 3
At Auburn Memorial Stadium, safety Carlo Lavoie intercepted three passes and the fifth-ranked Trojans (5-0, 5-0) pounded out 359 rushing yards behind a dominating offensive line to beat the Chargers (2-3, 1-3) in the North. Sophomore Austen Embody carried 10 times for 116 yards, with a 40-yard scoring run, and 235-pound junior Chris Young had two TD runs and 98 yards on 15 carries for Auburn.
Bothell 56, Ballard 7
At Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell, the Cougars (3-2, 2-0) forced five turnovers and recovered a first-quarter onside kick in a runaway Crest Division win. Ballard (0-5, 0-2) lost three fumbles and was intercepted twice. The Beavers were held to 44 net yards in the first half and finished with 215 — 83 coming on a fourth-quarter TD pass. Patrick Ottorbech had eight carries for 82 yards and four TDs, and Mitchell Muller completed 7 of 8 passes for 118 yards for Bothell.
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