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Clock is Cardinals' enemy in opening week loss

Medical Lake fails to finish in a 23-6 defeat to Kellogg


September 7, 2017

Paul Delaney

Medical Lake's Alex Stith proved to be a factor in the Cardinals season opener versus Kellogg with a series of booming punts.

The start seemed to be there; it was the finish that still needs work in order for second-year Medical Lake head football coach Mo Owen to earn his first victory with the Cardinals.

Season two opened with a 23-6 nonleague loss to the Kellogg Wildcats Sept. 1 at Holliday Field with time not on their side.

Twice, once in the first half and another as the game clock wound down, Medical Lake, behind the fleet feet of quarterback J.J. Johnson, engineered drives deep in Wildcat territory that were dashed by the clock.

Johnson, a 5-foot, 9-inch, 165-pound senior, led the team in rushing with 98 y...

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