The strange pattern that has so far defined the Bainbridge High School varsity football season continued Friday, Oct. 11, with the Spartans again haunted by an off-island loss.
So far this year the squad hasn’t loss a home game — and they have not won an away game.
Last Friday’s matchup against undefeated Ingraham was the same story again, as the island squad found themselves on the wrong side of a 41-21 final score.
The Spartans will host Chief Sealth for the final home game of the year at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and travel to play Ballard Oct. 25, the last game on the regular season schedule.
Against the Rams, BHS came out swinging and led the way through a 14-7 first quarter.
In the second, though, the host team dominated (14-0), closing the half up 21-14.
The third quarter was again an Ingraham show, if slightly less so (7-0) and though BHS managed a slight response in the fourth it was too little, too late (13-7).
Still, the night was not without celebratory showings.
Touchdowns for Bainbridge were scored by Jack Mielke (a 49-yard run), John Devlin (a 4-yard run) and Alex Ledbetter (a 1-yard run).
Quinn Millerd went 3-for-3 with the kicks.
Devlin was way out in front in terms of passing yards, notching 53 total, completing four of 10 tries.
Devlin also led the way in rushing, managed 53 yards in 11 attempts.
Mielek also rushed 53 yards through four attempts.
Junior Cal Breen finished the night with 30 yards (four attempts) and senior Charlie Hughes racked up 26 (four attempts).
Some of the same names rose to the top again in reception stats.
Mielke notched 36 yards in three receptions. Hughes managed 22 in one; Breen 17 in three; and senior Franco Abullarade chipped in 12 yards via one reception.
BHS sophomore Trey Byron had the only sack. He hit the showers with two tackles, four assists and one tackle for loss.
The defensive Spartan star, however, was once again senior Sio Peato, who racked up four tackles, nine assists and one tackle for loss.
Breen had three tackles, and one for loss; Matthew McCann had three tackles, 10 assists and two for loss; Devlin had two tackles and two assists; Brett Dudgeon had two tackles, six assists; Brian Taylor had two tackles, one assist.