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Riverside edges Medical Lake 14-7 in NEA play

Homecoming game was one that slipped away, many times


October 18, 2018

Paul Delaney

Medical Lake quarterback Aiden Lyerla eyes an opening that Nick Mason (80) helped create ahead of a big 35-yard run that set up the Cardinals' lone touchdown in a 14-7 loss to Riverside. Lyerla had hurt his shoulder the previous week against Newport and did not start but later played, concentrating on the running game.

The Medical Lake football team had their Homecoming/Hall of Fame game marked on the calendar months ago as one they needed to have in the win column to make the first season under new head coach Jeremy Bahr have special meaning. Maybe there would even be a postseason berth?

It was, they felt, a very winnable game, but for a variety of reasons, this Northeast A League game slipped away as the Cardinals fell 14-7 last Friday at Holliday Field.

Plans made that long ago cannot account for the unforeseen.

"(Quarterback) Aiden (Lyerla) hurt his shoulder up at Newport (last game) and we tried to r...

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