Know Thy Opponent: Storm Watch ’16!!¡¡¡!1 & LC

Pummeled by two teams in a row only to be buffeted by two successive storms?

The Mighty Trohahns can’t catch a break.

Should Lynden remain safe from storm surge this evening, there is actually a contest against a non-metrological foe.

Lynden Christian lost narrowly last week against the Sack, the difference in the game being missed PATs. LC continues to move the ball well on the ground. After having more limited carries earlier in the season, Jordan Riddle had 22 for 170 yards and 2 TDs against Nooksack last week. Tyson Cline continues to be a deep threat in the passing game, but one might expect mostly a run game tonight. Because if you haven’t heard, there’s a storm coming.

The Herald previews the game thusly:

Meridian at Lynden Christian

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Lynden Christian

Trojans (2-4, 1-2 1A NWC) update: Meridian suffered its second consecutive loss with a 41-28 setback at Mount Baker last week. Quarterback Simon Burkett passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns, one each to Dawson Logan and T.J. Dykstra, surpassing 270 yards for the second consecutive week. Burkett also rushed for two TDs. But the Meridian defense allowed 366 rushing yards.

Lyncs (1-5, 0-3) update: Lynden Christian dropped its third in a row, 35-32 to Nooksack Valley last week, as missed conversion attempts after touchdowns cost the Lyncs. Jordan Riddle, who leads the team with 262 rushing yards and five TDs, ran for 152 yards and a TD, while Tyson Cline rushed for two touchdowns. Colby Flint passed for 130 yards and two TDs, both to Michael Lancaster.

Key to the game: Meridian scored 27 unanswered points then had to hold off the Lyncs for a 34-30 win in the first meeting Sept. 23. Both teams are desperate to keep their fading postseason hopes alive.

Player to watch: Meridian receiver Andrew Logan had a key forced fumble and recovery late in the Trojans’ Sept. 23 win and caught nine passes for a season-high 165 yards last week.

Herald pick: Meridian 27-23

Kickoff is 7PM at Lynden Christian. Unless of course, you know, The Storm.

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