A difficult season ended all too soon for the Eureka Loggers on Friday night, as they saw any chances of making the playoffs end in a 48-19 loss to Del Norte in Crescent City.
It was an injury-plagued campaign for the Loggers, who finished a tough schedule with a record of 3-7 (0-3 in the Big 4), but with a large number of players expected back next fall, the transition heading into next year will be a whole lot easier than it was this season when they had just three full-time starters returning.
On a roster of 34, in fact, 20 are juniors are younger, including a core group of starters who should return more experienced and far better prepared in 2020.
Three players head coach Jason White and his staff will miss — among others — are quarterback Trevor Bell and receivers Josiah Graham and Lamarie Dunn, each of whom closed out their high school careers with a strong performance in Friday’s loss.
Bell threw for close to 200 yards in the opening half alone and had three TD passes in his first start in almost a month, coming back from a rolled ankle he suffered in practice.
The senior quarterback completed scoring passes to Trent Morrow, Dunn and Graham.
Check out our first-half highlights, including Bell’s first two TD passes — to Morrow and Dunn — as well as an outstanding reception by Graham to set up the Loggers’ opening score.
For more on the game, see Warriors run wild on the way to securing Big 4 title …
Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.