Cruisers punish Trojans on gridiron, 66-28
The Cruiser football team played its fourth game of the shortened season and defeated the Fife Trojans, 66-28, Saturday at Art Crate Field.
The Trojans were no match for the Cruisers during any part of the game. The Cruiser offensive and defensive lines dominated in the trenches all day and pushed their opponents around at will.
“We were really proud of how our team performed,” head coach Gavin Kralik said. “Fife is a strong program, and to compete the way we did demonstrated how hard our kids have been working.”
The Cruisers started the scoring barrage on the opening kick when junior Job Kralik returned the kickoff 88 yards for the touchdown.
After forcing Fife to a three and out on their first possession, Kralik added to that lead a few short moments later when senior quarterback Caden Jumper connected with him for a 52 -yard touchdown reception. Kralik went on to finish with four catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns via the air and one kickoff return touchdown. He also completed all eight of the Cruisers' point-after attempts.
Jumper, who missed the Cruisers' last two games after he quarantined himself because of possible exposure to COVID-19,finished the game completing nine out of his 12 passing attempts for 203 yards and two touchdowns. Jumper also carried the ball nine times for 103 yards and three touchdowns.
Running backs Trevor Scanting and Nic Bond also scored, Scanting on a 3-yard run and Bond from 7 yards out. Reilly McIlraith also scored when he caught a Kevin Wulff pass for a 7-yard touchdown reception.
Eatonville is now 3-0 in league play and 3-1 overall after dropping a close non-league game against 3A Yelm a few weeks ago.
The Cruisers will travel to Franklin Pierce High School on Friday to take on the Cardinals. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.