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September 30, 1981     Mercer Island Reporter
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MERCER iSLAND REPORTER, Wednesday, September 3t" ',q~'~ ~Lt~,', ,~, i By I)AVE THOM %S deleat of the sea~on -. an s-7 I.~- h~ It was a ease o| It)t+ lllanv ht)l'ses .~aIllIll;Inlish stampedin~ o~er a pack ol help- .-%s m the pr+'.vmu~ l~o ~anlc~ less KanRaroos the oltense hloked xer~ ltllprc'<>lX t' The work hol'ses ill till>.+ .~IttlalhHl bel%+.+eell the 21+-yal'tI hnc- hut belong to Mercer Island tli~h x++enl sdent a+ soon a,~ tt tlt,ilted it,q, Schtml, and the Kangaroos are tilt' tz(lal line (in +t, xen ,t the tutl~ property ot Lake Wa,qml~to,1 The limes .he l.d;mder h:ul lht. I,;,Ii Islander defense again ('al'l'it'tt ;I last l;'lidLl.x tilt') ~t+l IIY,tdt' Ill,' sputtering olfense t~ Xr t' ~' the lilush KanRarotL, 7-~:'~ ;It'll hilt. I+tll ol! line tea 7-0 victor~, just one el those oeca+it,i>, couhl The win x+,as the set'oIld ill a i'oxt the,v Imp the ball at'l't)s~, hH :Ills, for the Islanders. but ai~ain it was polnI.~ the defense that ttlrned ill lilt' The nit~hl's lone scoreC;tlilt' needed pertornv+ince to pl'olecl ++++hell quarterl)at'k ,Ill ~|t'l'll the ofierlsl"sshnlprl)t]ut, tion nailed a perte('l I)as> tot'hr)~; The olIensive unlt sprinted Walsh, Mike Neklason ,~et tlp tilt' quickly o! the blocks and posted a olterlse for the touchdo++~'i, s;tt'kin~ first quartet" tt)u-'h(lo++++n, l)ut then Kan+'aroo punter Boh [;urnlesler the rape beeanle ]OIl~-dist~.Illt'e ;it the Lake VCashhl~ttm 21+ It r<}ok The detense had Io shore up tilt, the lsJandel's only tivv I+lay> h, sagging offense, assisting, the Is- punch the ball "across tilt, etlal Imv landers ill uppin~ their record to Mercer Island was ltl;inl ]+tl'.1'~t't( 2-1 and tyin~ theru with Bellevue down by an ahntwnlall', hiuh rum Ior first place in the Crest l)tvi+mn bet" el yellow liars, colleclmu Ii of the KingCo leagut, penalties for a total ol 13S yal'd~. Despite the otlense's lackluster performance. ('oach l)i( k Nicholl "THE PENAI.TIE~ .It'~'l' kflh,tl was not at all disapp<)inted, us again. 1 thm't kno++~ it lilt, qd "We are not alter pretty -- ++se lense was [aligued or what %Yc are just concerned with xvinnni+2 ++++'ill just have to look ;it the tiltn- The score eouhl have been " >4-II il and see what the problenl i.s. Ni we had hit our passes When your eholl eomnlenled hot your hot -- but tonight we iust Althou~h Mercer Island'> ul couldnt eonnet't on our passes, lense was inciter'live on the ,+cmc "'Our philosophy is that il the l)oard, the) were very ellecllxc a! otherteanldoesn'tset)re.~vt, XVili,' (.he~vin~ up lhe clock And IU, he added keepin~ the t,ake %Vashin~ton el lense ott the tiehl, the tslan(t (it, FORTUNATEI,Y, HIS PillI,OS- lense rernamed rested. OPHY did not backfire as the l,+- In the second halt. the lslanth, r landers were able h) l)Osl lhal pre- ollense hehl lhc ball s~) h)n~ lhal cious lir.q peri(~l score, putting tile the KanlZaroos' olfense could run game out el reach of the ollensive- only ].11 plays -- t++vo el those were ly impotent Kangaroos punts and one ended Ul all inter Mercer Island's defense has nmv ception. eone eight quarters without sttr- Of the remainmt~ seven Iliad.', renderir, t~ any points It) the oppo- made by Lake Washin~!ton m tilt, sition. For the season, the nnpres- second halt. tour were incomplete sire defense-- whieh is now leatl- passes anti three were I'unnltlE in~ the KingCo -- has only raven plays thal collected a lolal ~1:1 up one touchdown and a two-point yards. conversion. Those eit~ht points "l)esl)ite the nlislake tile', came durinre the Islanders' orllv made. the oltense cortlrtdletl lilt, hall and thc uanlc." Nicholl said t|nc i't, aslm was taillmck l)ah' Bathtun Itathum c, he rtin |or I IN y;irds Frida', th, ha+ cllnlliiled :IS:I yards rtl~hiil~ sit far lilt> 7easlin I+,:ilhilni+s t, lh,rls C(lllph,iI +.tilh the (telt'n+ht, lil:.l), slilled ~1113 i,akc '0,a.~hin~+hln st'ol'inl,' ih'ive~ ,lanlie Schlager. Mercer Island oulside linebaeker, sulfered a knee Ilrtlisc tltlt't!l~ lilt' last illln tiles ol lilt' 7tilne anti +.++;.is t'alTled oll lhe tieltt ~t,hlager +.+.as lran- Sllorlell hi lht' )lil>;pila] h)r ~ rays ;l+ ;t pret'atltlonar% IlleaStll'e. bill ++viii be hack In tilt' line up lhis Fri day n ii,qil The Islanth,r~ IllOX t' lilt ltn+ +.vet'k ll~ [;.It'e tl I't'htlihhlt,~ J,;~aqtl~ih lt,;inl iii ls~atltiah Kirk oll i~ ~t'heduh'd h)r 7 :lit i) nl Boys' club football results lltlys+ and i~irls t'llill hmlhall hi lhe tla+.vks, 7 ll; in MIdi~el t'lllil le,:iillS. ;he ,'i[el'eer Islan Ihl, st'orele~s lie laler ill ill(' da.% ill Wolve.% 1~. tiiltl lhe Ben~als. T thisky ~l;.idlllin in pl'e-~iilnt' lesll whih, ill +ar,~ily t'tllilllt,lllllill, lli~, vilies II'(l[s,t,+~ wi]led lltll l[le [It,lliZ;,t[~ hi ]ltmkic play. lht, Wolves hlsi 45-6 Top, Dale Balhum (32) runs up the middle, whtle the Is- landers' strong line makes the hole. Above. Steve Boas (10) returns a punl as Mark Bloom (67) runs Io assist (Pht os by Owen Blauman) MERCER ISLAND ee ." ee,i A head start for subscribers on good buys and local news NEWS -- lively local news will arrive one day earlier CONVENIENCE - Reporter will be there for your Wednesday mornings COMPARATIVE SHOPPING -the Reporter publishes ads from your local Albert- sons, Safeway and Tradewell supermarkets, Skaggs and many other area businesses and shop- ing centers. Check the classified for garage sales, homes, cars and area services. Oeadlines for Tuesday Reporter NEWS: Organizations and announcements 5 p.m. Tues. General news, most sports 5 p.m. Wed. Letters to the editor, noon Thurs. 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