RECORD: 10-2 – COACH: Dan Kaemingk
LEAGUE: 8-1 (1st Place in the WCL)
CLASSIFICATION: “A” – Playoffs: State Semifinalist
POINTS PER GAME: 24.1 – POINTS ALLOWED PER GAME: 10.4
POINT DIFFERENTIAL: +13.7
GAME BY GAME:
Week 1: Lynden Christian 42, Meridian 20
Week 2: Lynden Christian 24, Blaine 0
Week 3: Lynden Christian 50, Mount Baker 0
Week 4: Lynden 27, Lynden Christian 3
Week 5: Lynden Christian 26, Nooksack Valley 7
Week 6: Lynden Christian 21, Meridian 7
Week 7: Lynden Christian 21, Blaine 7
Week 8: Lynden Christian 35, Mount Baker 0
Week 9: Lynden Christian 20, Lynden 7
State Playoffs: 1st Round: Lynden Christian 17, Eatonville 14
State Quarterfinals: Lynden Christian 20, Forks 15
State Semifinals: Lynden 21, Lynden Christian 10
In Dan Keamingk’s second year as the Lynden Christian head coach, his Lyncs won the Whatcom County League Championship for the second time. But, in this season, his team made a run to the semi-finals against the cross-town rival Lynden Lions.
In his second year as the starting quarterback, senior David Cowan (who was built more like a fullback) improved his passing skills, to go along with his bruising rushing style, and he was named All-League 1st Team. He completed 77 passes for 1031 yards and 11 touchdowns, and he ran for 599 yards (3.5 average) and a team-high 12 touchdowns.
He was joined in the backfield by a talented pair of seniors. Greg Terpstra used his amazing agility to rush for 647 yards (6.0) and four touchdowns, while Kris Bouwman had unbelievable down-hill speed, rushing for 645 yards (7.7) and four scores. Dykstra was named All-League 1st Team and Bouwman was named All-League 2nd Team.
Senior Travis Love was undoubtedly the main target through the air. He reeled in nearly half of the team’s receptions, with 34, going for 472 yards (13.9) and five touchdowns, and he was named All-League 1st Team. Terpstra, and junior Joel Senti, each hauled in nine passes. Senior tight end Mark Zylstra caught seven passes for 74 yards (10.6) and two touchdowns, and was named All-League 2nd Team.
The offensive line was big, it was nasty and it was led by senior Simon Timmermans. At tackle, he was the main man on the line that the Lyncs ran behind. He was named both All-League 1st Team and All-State 1st Team. Junior guard Derek DeKoster also had a standout year, and was named All-League 1st Team. Senior center Daryl Lankhaar was an All-League Honorable Mention selection. As a team, they ran for over 2000 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Timmermans and DeKoster also led the defensive line, and were named All-League 1st Team and 2nd Team, respectively. Senti was named All-League 2nd Team at defensive end, and Bouwman used his combination of size and speed to be named All-League Honorable Mention from the other defensive end spot. Zylstra was a hammer at linebacker, and was named All-League 1st Team. Terpstra picked off seven passes from his cornerback position, and was named All-League 1st Team for the second year in a row, and Cowan was also named All-League 1st Team while roaming the middle of the field at strong safety. Bouma was named All-League 2nd Team in the secondary.
Junior kicker Mark Shutt had a great year, connecting on 23 extra points and four field goals. His biggest field goal of the year was a 37-yarder against the defending state-champion Eatonville Cruisers in the first round of the playoffs, that proved to be the game winner. Shutt would go on to be named All-League 1st Team. Zylstra handled the punting duties, and Terpstra returned kickoffs and punts, including an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Mount Baker.