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Medical Lake tops undefeated Newport 35-20


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake’s Dylan Rushfeldt knocks away a pass intended for Newport’s Chris Burgess (5) while TJ Johnson (11) provides backup.

The Medical Lake football team learned a valuable lesson enduring its first loss a couple of weeks ago on the road at Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

And Cardinals head coach Wes Hobbs thinks they took what they learned and used it well in last Friday’s 35-20 Northeast A League victory over previously undefeated Newport at Holliday Field.

Medical Lake (1-0 NEA, 2-1 overall) got a pair of touchdowns from Jackson Tappero and single scores from TJ Johnson, Cory Wagner and Jordan Calero. Tappero led the ground game for both teams with 30 carries and 202 net yards.

Hobbs pointed to the Cardinals’ 28-1...

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