If you looked up the word gutless in the dictionary, you might see a picture of the Lindbergh football team after winning its first football game of the season 42-21 over Steilacoom.
It's not an indictment on the team's effort. Quite the opposite, actually.
With just 28 players suited up and 14 playing on both sides of the ball, head coach Pat O'Grady said his team's performance was "gutless, being so thin."
The Eagles (0-0, 1-1) were led by wide receiver Cameron Callen and running back Daniel Wiitanen, who combined for six touchdowns (three each). Callen scored first on a 58-yard touchdown run, then a 30-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Tyrell Shavers. His third touchdown was a 34-yard run. Callen was also named the Just Play Fair award winner.
Wiitanen scored touchdown runs of 55 and 43 yards, followed by a 1-yard run. Wittanen also had several key tackles to hold back Steilacoom's offensive attack.
"It was definitely the Cameron and Daniel show tonight," O'Grady said.
The Eagles also fought back cramping issues thoughtout the game. O'Grady hopes his team doesn't have to battle being to thin for the rest of the season. He said he still has kids coming out and will be ready in the coming weeks.
Lindbergh opens Seamount League play against Evergreen on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Highline Stadium.
Liberty 25, Hazen 22
Hazen (0-0, 1-1) came up short Friday night in their rival game against Liberty (0-0, 1-1) despite scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter. Liberty's Tynan Gilmore scored three touchdowns for the Patriots - one rushing and two receptions from Robbie Thomas.
Hazen scored in the second quarter when Jared Howell run for a 55-yard touchdown. Nathan Jacobs scored in the fourth on a 40-yard interception return. Isaiah Davis had a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tony Nipert. Nipert scored a two-point conservation to bring the game within three points.
The Highlanders play next Friday at Highline, 8 p.m.
Decatur 21, Renton 18
Details not reported. Renton (0-0, 1-1) hosts Foster next Friday at Renton Stadium, 7 p.m.