When Cody Taylor entered CenturyLink Field Saturday morning, his first thoughts were “awesome.”
The senior dominated game during the with three touchdowns and 124 yards rushing in Hazen’s 35-32.
“The line did great and I ran beyond them,” said Taylor after the game. “We were scared when Eddie was injured, but we have bonded as a group and we were able to overcome.”
Eddie Timm was injured after a low snap to punt, when he was tackled by a Blaine defensive man in the second quarter. Timm was attended to by the Hazen Medical Trainers and Seattle Fire paramedics and taken to Harborview Medical Center. He was discharged before the Hazen game concluded, specifics on injuries were not available. The game was stopped for more than 20 minutes while medics attended to Timm.
“We made many mental errors and we are not the team we could be,” said head coach Drew Oliver. “The defense in the first half kept us in this game, Blaine was able to fill the lanes and slow the ball. We use our Wing-T to step up the next plan. It was successful without the mental mistakes."
Daymontray Brown scored two touchdowns on carries of 3 and 26 yards in the second half.
Oliver wished his team has more time to soak up the environment of CenturyLink Field. “Having the egg Mcmuffin game just didn’t give us that chance,” Oliver said. He hopes next year the team would have a later game and to enjoy the lights of this stadium.
Hazen hosts Cedarcrest next Friday at 7 p.m. at Renton Memorial Stadium.
*Editor's Note: The original version of this story misstated the number of touchdown scored by Hazen's Cody Taylor. Patch regrets the error.