Islander touchdown celebration

Mercer Island High School (MIHS) football players celebrate a Luke Myklebust touchdown during their 27-21 victory over Newport on Oct. 20. The Islanders improved to 6-2 and locked in a playoff spot. MIHS will battle 6-2 Juanita at 7 p.m. at home on Oct. 27 for the No. 2 seed in 3A KingCo; the loser attains the No. 3 seed. MIHS stands in second place in league with a 4-1 record and Juanita is third with a 3-2 record. Against Newport, quarterback Spencer Kornblum was 13-for-20 passing for 147 yards and one TD; wide receiver Ryan Boyle snagged five catches for 74 yards; wide receiver Elan Gotel had two catches for 37 yards and one TD; running back Myklebust had 12 carries for 86 yards and one TD; running back Cole Krawiec had 16 carries for 66 yards and two TDs; running back Silas Burkey had five carries for 46 yards, and one catch for 17 yards; and defenders Ryder Davis and Brian Bilanski each had one interception. Photos courtesy of Linda Kercher