It’ll be hard for this year’s matchup between the two teams from Whatcom County, Washington to beat last year’s thrilling encounter. Last season, Lynden led 13-0 heading into the 4th quarter, but Ferndale came roaring back for a 19-16 win.
The win last season extended Ferndale’s overall series lead to 14-11 over the Lions from Lynden. There’s sure to be plenty of tailgating and excitement around this season’s matchup.
Eli VanderHaak maintains a 3.979 GPA and is active in the school playing Basketball, Football and FFA and is leading FCA at Lynden Middle School. Eli is undecided on his college but plans to study Science. Eli would like to thank his parents and grandparents for their continuous support.
Brian is a 2 year Varsity Baseball and Football player while compiling a 3.77 GPA. He is an outstanding student-athlete and a leader amongst his peers. He is currently undecided on his college at this time but hopes to continue his education and playing at the next level.
HALL OF FAME
Tim Hanson played for Lynden in the late 80’s/early 90’s and was a 3 year starter at LB and FB, typifying the hard nose, hard hitting players Lynden have become known for around the state. His single season and career tackle records have remained at the top of Lynden’s all-time lists for over 20 years. In his senior year, Lynden hired a new Head Coach Curt Kramme, and together they helped Lynden win its second State Championship in Football. After high school, Tim played for Western Washington University from ’92-95 where he helped WWU reach the playoffs for the first time in school history and helped the program get to the Div. II National Championship Game. Tim Hanson has helped set a standard that every player who plays for Lynden aspires to match and even exceed.
Daniel was a football player, chess and Spanish Club Member, Math enthusiast, and Power Lifter at Ferndale High School. He was the Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year and Class Valedictorian in 2002. Daniel went into the military where he was a Marine Captain Helicopter pilot. We lost Dan in January of 2012 on a mission in Afghanistan- He was a natural leader and high accomplished young pilot serving our country. Representing Daniel tonight are his parents John and Sandy Bartle, his sister Sheila and her husband John Davis.
Not many would have predicted this battle for Whatcom County would be such a blowout, but Lynden came out of the gate ready to go and steamrolled their way to a 30-6 victory over rival Ferndale.
The Lynden Lions' defense absolutely shut down the Ferndale offense, holding them scoreless until less than three minutes left in the game. The Lynden offense, meanwhile, played their part in the victory putting up 30 unanswered points. The Lions' offense ended up with 287 total yards, 158 through the air and 129 on the ground, the definition of balance.
Lynden just proved too much for Ferndale in this season's version of this intense rivalry.
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