Orchard View celebrates homecoming, return of quarterback with a 49-6 victory over Grant

Local Sports Journal

It’s been seven years since Orchard View won on homecoming. It’s been eight years since the Cardinals beat Grant.

Both of those cold spells came to an end Friday with Orchard View’s 49-6 thumping of Grant in Lakes 8 Conference football action.

Running back Fred Waller and placekicker Kayla Merchant were crowned Homecoming king and queen.

Running back Fred Waller and placekicker Kayla Merchant were crowned Homecoming king and queen.

The game also marked the return of Orchard View quarterback Darece Parker, who had been out since the first game with an injury. He made his presence felt in a big way by throwing for three touchdowns and 213 yards and running for another score.

“Tonight we got our starting quarterback back,” said Orchard View Coach Joe Tanis. “We’re a completely different team when he’s out there playing.”

Mike Parker caught two touchdown passes for the Cardinals while Bobby Clanton had two touchdown runs. Fred Waller added a rushing touchdown and was crowned homecoming king while placekicker Kayla Merchant hit five of seven PATs and was crowned queen.

Grant’s Dylan Jenerou put the Tigers on the board in the fourth quarter with a 14-yard  touchdown catch from quarterback Garrett Bomay.

 

 

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