The Inchelium High School Varsity football team like many other teams from the state was able to get in a full season of games this past season despite still being in a pandemic.
The Hornets closed out the year at 1-7, but head coach Guy Stensgar will bring back a bulk of the team for next fall only losing two seniors.
“We’re a young team, said Stensgar. “Were learning.”
Northport holds off Inchelium for 32-20 win
INCHELUM – Just when Northport thought they had the Inchelium High School football team right where they wanted them, the Hornets struck right back.
The Mustangs held a 20-0 lead with over a minute left until halftime when Duke Finley (Colville tribal member) caught a 75-yard touchdown pass giving a spark of life to the Hornets squad to bring them right back in the game as they went into intermission down 20-8 after a successful two-point conversion by Chase Whitney.
Feeling a potential momentum shift, Northport came out and scored a touchdown about four minutes into the third quarter to go up 26-8 at the eight-minute mark.
The Hornets would get a touchdown seconds into the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 26-14 but wouldn’t get any closer after that as the Mustangs would hold on for a 32-20 win on Friday (Oct. 8) night in Northeast 1B North League action.
Currently, the Hornets are 0-4 on the season as they’ve had a brutal start to their schedule, having to play some of the top teams in the state for the 1B ranks such as fourth-ranked Odessa and third-ranked A.C.H. in back-to-back weeks wasn’t ideal for a younger Hornet squad. Inchelium has four games remaining on the season.