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Oct. 18, 2017 Advisor:  Mr. Blake Van Dalen

Co-Editors: Cory Warner and James Marsh

Lions looking to come out with win in biggest game of season against Burlington. After another very efficient week for the Lions they look to continue into what may be the biggest game of the season. With both teams needing a win to secure a spot in the playoffs, both teams are going to be giving everything they got to win this game. With the Lions offense beginning to roll, expect big things from them especially with the return of the big left tackle Jacob Kettels. Lynden’s offensive line has been creating huge holes for the Lions all season leading to great numbers from backs Eric Martin-Mann, James Marsh, and Trevin Melendez. Expect big running numbers from the Lions as the forecast is showing a lot of rain Friday night. Defensively Lynden is looking to create many turnovers to give them the edge. With the return of another player (cornerback Cory Warner) Lynden will look to limit and hopefully force some turnovers in Burlington’s passing game.

Burlington has a pretty good team this year with some powerful backs in the backfield. Running back Quyntin Frazier takes the majority of the carries for the Tigers and has been putting up big numbers. In the passing game, quarterback Isaac Lindsay has been very accurate with his passes and moving the ball around the field. Expect a balanced attack this week from the Tigers offense.

With both teams having to get a win on Friday night to secure a spot in the playoffs, you can expect a very emotional hard fought game Friday night. Come down to Burlington to support your Lions in this big game. Game time starts a 7pm. 

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Oct. 12, 2017      Advisor:  Mr. Blake Van Dalen
Co-Editors: Cory Warner and James Marsh

Lions looking to keep rolling against Seahawks. With the Lions coming off a strong win last week, don’t expect them to let up against this Anacortes team. Both the Lions and Seahawks have to win out in order for them to make the playoffs, so this game should be a hard fought one. With Anacortes having an elusive quarterback who loves to chuck the ball deep, the Lions are going to have to focus on keeping him in front of them and the secondary will have to do their job. The Lions having faced some injuries, look for new faces on the field, Friday night but don’t expect anything less from these guys. As usual a huge part of the game will come down to Lynden’s offensive line setting the tempo for running backs Eric Martin-Mann and Trevin Melendez as well as quarterback James Marsh. Also be on the lookout for Lynden’s big receivers and tight ends Carson Bode and Aaron Weidenaar who will look to have breakout weeks against a small Anacortes secondary.

                Anacortes is in a similar position as the Lions, as both teams have to win the remainder of their league games to move onto post season. Both teams will be fighting for their season on Friday night. Senior quarterback Trystan Lowry will look to keep their season alive by extending plays and chucking the ball deep to Anacortes’ speedy receivers.

                Come out and support your Lions against Anacortes in their final home game of the season as well as senior night. Game time is at 7pm. 

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Oct. 6, 2017 Advisor:  Mr. Blake Van Dalen

Co-Editors: Cory Warner and James Marsh

Lions look to get going against the Borderites

After a rough couple weeks for the Lions they look to get something going against a struggling Blaine team. With another team that loves to pass the ball and has a couple of good receivers, the Lions secondary is going to have to dial in to shut down this Blaine team. On offense look for the Lions to be a little more up tempo and looking to make big plays to give them momentum. Coming off another great week expect another outstanding performance from running back Eric Martin-Mann as he looks to keep rolling into week 6. On the offensive line with Jacob Kettels out for a couple weeks, expect the line to do some moving around and seeing new faces in new positions. With the next man up motto, don’t expect the Lions to change their game plan and continue to look for the push the line has consistently been getting up to this point.  

Even though Blaine has an 0-5 record they have had some close games against some good competition. These games for Blaine have been high scoring coming mostly from a strong air raid attack, mostly coming from 2 strong receivers. One being Chase Abshere and the other being Dalton Mouw. Both of these receivers look to attack teams deep with their speed so the Lynden secondary will have to stay fundamentally sound.

The Lions will be playing at Blaine tonight in a pink out game to spread cancer awareness. Game time will start at 7pm.   

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Sept. 29, 2017 Advisor:  Mr. Blake Van Dalen

Co-Editors: Cory Warner and James Marsh


Lions Look to bounce back against Lakewood

After a tough loss last week the Lions are looking to switch the momentum up on a tough Lakewood team. The Lions secondary is going to have a hard challenge this week against a team that throws the ball 70% of the time and has a quarterback with a big arm. Offensively expect some big games from the receiving core lead by senior Cory Warner who had a great week last week. With rain being a potential issue the Lions may be forced to run the ball so be ready for speedy Eric Martin-Mann to get a share of the workload as well as quarterback Brock Heppner. All of this will come down to the offensive line as they look to set the tempo for the entire game. 

The big player to watch for Lakewood is their quarterback Austin Lane who has a cannon for an arm and looks to lead the Wildcats to victory. With a big offensive line the Lions small defensive lineman will have to be quick and hit the gaps. 

The Lions are hosting the Wildcats tonight at the Rollie DeKoster Field for homecoming week and gametime will be starting at 7pm. 

 

 

 

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Sept. 21, 2017 Advisor:  Mr. Blake Van Dalen

Co-Editors: James Marsh and Cory Warner

Lions Host Sedro Wolley 

After an exciting win last week. The Lions are looking to keep the momentum going into week four.  Players to watch as we roll into week four, look for a big game out of junior running back Eric Martin-Mann as he looks to punish Sedro in the ground game. A big game is expected out of senior lineman Trey LaBounty and junior lineman Jacob Kettels as they try to make big running lanes and give Brock Heppner time to throw. Leading the On defense look for good performances from senior corner Cory Warner and on the opposite side junior corner Kobe Elsner as they come looking to lockdown Sedros physical revievers.

Players to watch from the Sedro , senior quarterback Davis Mihelich as he comes out looking to punish the lions secondary. Last year the Lions pulled off a solid win at Sedro, so expect a hard faught game. Sedro is looking hungry and they want revenge.

The Cubs beat your Lions the 3 out of the last 4 times over the past  few years and over the past 5 years this game has determind who is the one seed out of the northwest conference

The Lions are hosting  Sedro Wolley and are  looking to come out with a W over the Sedro Wolley Cubs.

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Sept. 15, 2017 Advisor:  Mr. Blake Van Dalen

 

Co-Editors: James Marsh and Cory Warner

 

Lions are looking to start their Conference Season off Strong

 

 

The Lions are looking to come out with a big win against the Raiders to start their season off strong. A win would give the lions a momentum boost moving forward through the season. Last week lions forced 4 turnovers against the Golden Eagles, we plan on trying to continue this to give the lions the edge. We plan on taking advantage of a small Bellingham line and creating large running lanes for our lion backs. Look for a big game from Junior running backs Eric Martin-Mann and Trevin Melendez as they come out pounding the rock setting the tone giving quarterback Brock Heppner opportunities to let the ball fly. Also on the defensive side look for a big game out of Senior Gage bates as he finished last week against Ferndale with 9 tackles and 3 assists.

 

 

Bellingham has started out the season 1-1. They look to come out and get a win against your fellow lions. Getting a win against the lions which be a big momentum boost for them so you can expect a great hard fought game. The raiders will come out with fast quick players looking to make big plays and give the raiders confidence. Come out and watch your fellow lions try to defeat the Red Raiders on the raiders own home turf.

 

 

The Lions will be playing their conference opener against the Red Raiders tonight at Civic Field at 7pm. 

 

 

 

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Sept. 7, 2017       Advisor:  Mr. Blake Van Dalen

 

Co-Editors: James Marsh and Cory Warner

 

Ferndale Golden Eagles host the Lynden Lions in this legendary rivalry game

 

After an exciting win last week, the Lions are looking to keep the momentum going into week two.  Players to watch as we roll into week two, look for a big game out of sophomore quarterback Brock Heppner as he starts for the second time in his high school career. A large portion of the workload will be given to running backs Eric Martin Mann and  Trevin Melendez behind our large offensive line. Leading the line is junior left tackle Jacob Kettels who will protect Heppners blindside. On defense look for good performances from senior corner Cory Warner and the hard hitting senior safety Aaron Weidnaar as they come looking to create turnovers to give our lions the edge.

 

Players to watch from the Golden Eagles, senior quarterback James Hinson as he comes out looking to punish the lions secondary. He will be handing the ball off to senior running back Cole Semu behind a strong Ferndale line. Last year the Eagles pulled off a close win, so expect a hard fought game. Both teams are hungry for a win in this big rivalry.

 

The Golden Eagles beat the Lions last year 27-20. Coming from both teams, it is the biggest rivalry in Whatcom County, if not Washington. So be ready for a good game where both teams play their heart out and sacrifice for the victory.

 

The Golden Eagles are hosting the rivalry game at their field and the Lions are looking to overcome the Ferndale Golden Eagles, Kickoff is 7pm.

 

 

 

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Aug 31st, 2017       Advisor:  Mr. Blake Van Dalen

 

Co-Editors: James Marsh and Cory Warner

 

Lions are Hungry in Season Opener

 

 

The Lions are looking to make another run into the playoffs with a whole new team.  This year they will only have ten returning starters.  They will have a new quarterback Brock Hepner (6’0, 180, So.), taking over for Jacob Hommes.  The backfield consists of Eric Martin-Man (5’7, 160, Jr.) and Trevin Melendez (5’11, 180, Jr.) who got a few reps behind the quarterback last year. This will be a diverse group of guys taking snaps in the backfield.  On the offensive line, the Lions are looking solid with two returning starters Jacob Kettels (6’5, 260, Jr.) and Trey Labounty  (6’7, 230, Sr.).  Jacob Kettels will return at left tackle with Trey Labounty at the guard.  At the receiver position, they will have two physical outside receivers in Aaron Weidenaar (6’3, 205, Sr.) and Carson Bode (6’4, 180, Jr.) and returning slot Blake Silves (5’11, 185, Jr.)

 

The defense this year will have six starters coming back from last year’s team. With two dominant defensive ends in Trey Labounty (6’7, 230, Sr.) and Jacob Kettels (6’5, 260, Jr.) on either side.  Jordan Brockmeyer (5’7, 180, Sr.) will be another returning starter on the defensive line at tackle.   They have one returning linebacker coming back in Gage Bates (5’9, 180, Sr.) who broke the single season tackling record last year for the lions. The secondary will consist of Cory Warner (5’11, 165, Sr.) and Kobe Elsner (6’0, 165, Jr.) at cornerback, Aaron Weidenaar (6’3, 205, Sr.) at safety, and Blake Silves (5’11, 185,Jr.) at the opposite safety position.

 

The Lions will be playing their season opener 9/1 against the Terry Fox Ravens at Rollie DeKoster Field.