Football edges Saints

By Matt Phelps

The Mercer Island football team erased a 21-point fourth quarter deficit to edge Interlake Friday 41-35. The Islanders were led by their running game, which produced 387 yards and five of the team's six touchdowns.

Islander Morgan Anthony collected 209 yards on the ground alone, while Kenny Kim bashed his way through the Interlake defense for three touchdowns.

Mercer Island fell behind 21-7 at half time and continued to let Interlake score. But the Islanders pulled it together during the fourth quarter and literally ran away with the game.

Mercer Island's passing game was held to just three catches and 78 yards, but one big play of 58 yards to Devin Lewis for a touchdown made up for the lack of concistancy.

Lewis also came up big on defense, leading the team with eight tackles, while teammates Leroy Lutu and Greg Mahony collected seven each.

The Islanders' next contest will be their last of the of the season as they host Mount Si at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Islander stadium.

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