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Auburn snags Taylor Trophy with 31-28 win against Kent-Meridian | Prep football | Slideshow
Caden Borden's last-minute, 22-yard field goal lifted Auburn past Kent-Meridian 31-28 Saturday at French Field, securing a South Puget Sound League North 4A victory and the Taylor Trophy.
The Royals (1-5 South Puget Sound League North 4A, 2-5 overall) fought back from a 28-13 deficit in the fourth quarter, with quarterback Quincy Carter scoring twice on the ground – once from 62 yards and once from a yard out – and adding a two-point conversion in the quarter to tie the game with less than five minutes left.
Auburn responded with a 76 yard drive that ate up the remaining clock time and resulted in Borden's game-winning kick.
Auburn (5-2, 5-2) was paced by quarterback Brier Atkinson who had two touchdown runs for 5 and 3 yards, and halfback Kieo Buchanan who added two rushing TDs.
Carter had all four touchdowns for the Royals.
The Trojans will travel to Federal Way (6-1, 6-1) at 7 p.m. next Saturday to take on the sixth-ranked Eagles in a nonleague contest.
Kent-Meridian travels to Highline Stadium at 7 p.m. next Friday to play Mount Rainier (0-7, 0-7).
BELOW: Rachel Ciampi photos/slideshow