The Blackhawks practice at the Lummi Nation School
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Prep Football Training Camp - Lummi Nation Blackhawks
2017-2018 Record: 8-4; 0-1 in League
How do you bounce back from a lopsided loss?
Perennial 1B football power Lummi Nation found themselves on the wrong end of a 60-6 semifinal loss to eventual champion Almira-Coulee-Hartline last season. Now the young Blackhawks need to put that tough defeat behind them for the 2018 campaign.
Lummi Nation lost 10 seniors and 6 two-way starters from 2017. They will be without quarterback Lincoln Tom who is out medically for the year, but he will be helping on the sidelines. Coach Jim Sandusky says his squad needs to come together as they work in new players.
Underclassmen Jordan Jackson and Isiah Jefferson are expected to step into bigger roles this year. Sandusky also expects lineman Jaylen Lawrence to take on a leadership role.
Blackhawks RB/LB Arthur Felix says he's looking for big things this year out of teammates Kaleb Revey, Patrick Sturgeon and Mason Deardorff.
So what is the biggest strength of the team according to Felix?
"The first three or four games is going to be a huge learning curve for us," says Sandusky. "We've got the athletes and I think we'll be fine by week three or four."
The Blackhawks open the season September 1st playing Tacoma Baptist on the road, a team they beat by 30 points in the regular season and by 20 in the playoffs last year.
2018 -2109 Schedule Northwest League 1B
09/01 Lummi Nation at Tacoma Baptist
09/07 La Conner at Lummi Nation
09/14 Muckleshoot Tribal at Lummi Nation
09/21 Lummi Nation at Neah Bay
09/28 Naselle at Lummi Nation
10/04 Darrington at Lummi Nation
10/12 Neah Bay at Lummi Nation
10/19 Lummi Nation at Naselle
10/26 Lummi Nation at Darrington
- Doug Lange
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