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Islanders lose to Redmond

Defensive back Patrick Nielson, 20, makes a touchdown-saving tackle on the Mustangs’ Jordan Hall. Down by 21 in the first half, the Islanders waged a strong second half comeback, losing by just 8 points in Friday’s opening season game against Redmond. - James Kirkish, The Shuttered Image/Special to the Reporter
Defensive back Patrick Nielson, 20, makes a touchdown-saving tackle on the Mustangs’ Jordan Hall. Down by 21 in the first half, the Islanders waged a strong second half comeback, losing by just 8 points in Friday’s opening season game against Redmond.
— image credit: James Kirkish, The Shuttered Image/Special to the Reporter

Senior tailback Bryce Steckler scored all four of Redmond High’s touchdowns to lead the Mustangs to a 28-20 season-opening victory over Mercer Island High School on Friday night.

Steckler rumbled into the end zone from 20 yards and 4 yards out in the first quarter, and from 14 yards and 1 yard out in the second quarter, and staked Redmond to a 28-7 lead at halftime.

Also in the first, Islander Alex Bell scored on a 54-yard pass from quarterback Alfonso Gonzalez. In the second half, Mercer Island scored on a pair of end zone runs; a 3-yard (Gonzalez) and 5-yard (Kalen Hopkins), one each in the third and fourth quarters, but Redmond held on for the home nonleague win.

Redmond had 223 total yards rushing.

View a slideshow of the game here.

 

 

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