Lady Eagles Soccer Begins Season at Othello

By: Jeff Stoker

Othello – The Connell Lady Eagles (0-1) traveled to Othello on Saturday, September 2 to challenge the Lady Huskies in their season opener. The Lady Huskies (1-0) dominated the match from start to finish, running away with the 9-1 victory. It was a disappointing start to the new season for the Lady Eagles, who are looking to earn a repeat trip to state to take care of some unfinished business.

The Lady Eagles will travel to Wapato on Tuesday, September 5 to face the Lady Wolves (0-0). The roar warriors will continue with a difficult opening schedule by traveling to Toppenish (0-0) on Thursday, September 7 and again to Union Gap on Tuesday, September 12 to face the La Salle Lady Lightning (0-0) before hosting Reardan (0-0) on Thursday, September 14 for the home opener. Come out to the Yakima Valley and support your Lady Eagles soccer team before welcoming them home.


Football Kicks Off Season at Othello

By: Jeff Stoker

Othello – The Connell High School (0-1) football team faced off against rival Othello (1-0) on Friday, September 1 in Othello.  The Huskies looked to put the Eagles away early, jumping to a 20-0 lead in the second quarter.  The Eagles did not bow to the early deficit however and clawed their way back into the game.  Despite a valiant effort to come back and win, the Eagles fell to the Huskies 27-20.

Carson Lloyd passed for three touchdowns in the comeback effort, completing 19 of his 36 passes for 179 yards.  Jackson Forsyth led the rushing attack with 82 yards on the ground on 10 carries.  Kellen Riner led the team with 9 receptions and 74 yards and one of Lloyd’s touchdown passes.  Mathieu Cope and Joshua Forsyth also had a receiving touchdown in the losing effort.

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