PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cascade defenders hold Oak Harbor scoreless in 15-0 victory

EVERETT — Defense wins championships and the Cascade Bruins used their stifling defense to start their season on the right track with a 15-0 win non-league over Oak Harbor.

“Team defense,” Cascade defensive coordinator Nick Clovsky said. “We had a combination of good pressure and good coverage.”

Chris McGrath had a 43-yard return on one of the Bruins’ two interceptions. Cascade also recovered two fumbles.

“We’re pretty happy with the result,” Clovsky said. “Oak Harbor’s a well coached team … we have a lot of respect for their program. It’s a real confidence builder.”

Cascade’s Aaron Miller helped on the offensive side of the ball with with 18 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown, and fellow senior Dominique Moore had 84 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown as well.

The Bruins combined for 240 yards rushing, significantly more than their 22 yards passing.

“We’re excited about our team,” Clovsky said.

Quarterback Clarence LaMont led Oak Harbor’s effort completing 17 of 30 passes for 119 yards. The Wildcats threatened late in the game, driving to the Cascade 20-yard line. But a couple of bad snaps took them out of scoring range.

Cascade is hoping to improve after last year. Clovsky says not making the playoffs really crushed last years Bruins.

“Our expectations at Cascade High School are to be a playoff team every year,” Clovsky said. “If not then we see it as a disappointment. Last year was a disappointment. We want to respect tradition and use the fire to motivate the team this year.”

At Everett Memorial Stadium

Oak Harbor0000—0


Cascade—Miller 2 run (Duffy run).

Cascade—Moore 1 run (Wiedmer kick).

Records—Oak Harbor 0-1 overall. Cascade 1-0.

Snohomish 36, Kamiak 33: At Everett, behind by three points, Kamiak was driving with three minutes remaining in the game, but Snohomish covered up a fumble and ran out the clock to seal the non-league victory. Adrian Amoranto returned an interception 27 yards for touchdown, and Nick Hund returned a fumble recovery 40 yards for touchdown for the Panthers. Hund finished with 23 rushes for 89 yards and Luke Perry had 17 rushes for 82 yards to lead Snohomish’s rushing attack. Kamiak’s Jake Sortor was 9-for-23 for 184 yards and four touchdowns passing, including a 76-yard touchdown to Tyler Lambert (four catches 107 yards) late in the fourth quarter.

At Goddard Stadium



Snohomish—Amoranto 27 interception (Melander kick)

Snohomish—Hund 1 run (Melander kick)

Kamiak—Sortor 21 pass to Brown (Watts kick)

Snohomish—Glaser 14 run (Melander kick)

Snohomish—Hund 40 fumble recovery return (Melander kick)

Kamiak—Sortor 21 pass to Brown (Watts kick)

Kamiak—Cooper 24 run (kick failed)

Kamiak—Sortor 2 pass to Trudgeon (pass failed)

Snohomish—Hund 4 run (Perry pass to Amoraito)

Kamiak—Sortor 76 pass to Lambert (Watts kick)

Records—Snohomish 1-0 overall. Kamiak 0-1.

Mountlake Terrace 28, Lynnwood 0: At Edmonds, Casey Ellersick carried 18 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Hawks to a non-league win. Terrace quarterback Brandon Eckhart ran 13 times for 76 yards and completed four of six passes for 85, including a 35-yard touchdown pass to Julian Snow. Terrace back Max Wicklander had 55 yards on 15 carries.

At Edmonds Stadium



Mountlake Terrace—Ellersick 5 run (Ryals kick)

Mountlake Terrace—Ellersick 5 run (Ryals kick)

Mountlake Terrace—Eckhart 4 run (Ryals kick)

Mountlake Terrace—Snow 35 pass from Eckhart (Ryals kick)

Records—Mountlake Terrace 1-0 overall. Lynnwood 0-1.

Everett 17, Bishop Blanchet 0: At Seattle, Everett’s defense held Blanchet to 128 total yards in the non-conference game. The Seagulls defense preserved the shutout with a goal-line stand after Blanchet had a first down and goal from the 5-yard line. Defensive tackle Luke Frauenholtz had three sacks for Everett. Garrick Koehler led Everett with 10 carries for 88 yards.

At Bishop Blanchet H.S.



Everett—Posadas 1 run (Barhanovich kick)

Everett—FG Barhanovich 39

Everett—Woods 10 run (Barhanovich kick)

Records—Everett 1-0 overall. Bishop Blanchet 0-1.

Marysville-Pilchuck 23, Shorecrest 0: At Shoreline, Austin Denton led the Marysville-Pilchuck rushing attack, racking up 236 yards on 22 carries and scoring a touchdown in the non-league game. The Tomahawks rushed for 396 yards. Jarrett Finau caught three passes for 54 yards and a touchdown for M-P. The Tomahawks’ defense held Shorecrest to just 83 yards of total offense.

At Shoreline Stadium



M-P—Hanson 1 run (kick failed)

M-P—FG Stokes 27

M-P—Finau 37 pass from Hanson (Stokes kick)

M-P—Denton 13 run (Stokes kick)

Records—Marysville-Pilchuck 1-0 overall. Shorecrest 0-1.

Monroe 50, Shorewood 6: At Monroe, the Bearcats racked up 285 yards on the ground led by Joe Kim’s five carries for 99 yards (one touchdown) and Tyler Layson’s six carries for 130 yards (three TDs) in the non-conference opener. Brandon Rozsnyai and Jake Pratt each recovered fumbles for Monroe, and the Bearcats had zero turnovers.

At Monroe H.S.



Monroe—McKinley 1 run (Perez kick)

Monroe—Kim 50 run (Dimaggio pass from Jensen)

Monroe—Dimaggio 26 run (Perez kick)

Monroe—Layson 14 run (Perez kick)

Monroe—Elledge 64 punt return (Perez kick)

Monroe—Layson 23 pass from Dimaggio (Perez kick)

Monroe—Layson 51 run (Perez kick)

Shorewood—Delgado 21 pass from Brown (pass failed)

Records—Shorewood 0-1 overall. Monroe 1-0.

Meadowdale 33, Edmonds-Woodway 13: At Edmonds, Naji Moore-Taylor cruised for 196 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns, and Sam Werner caught seven passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns as Meadowdale compiled 394 total offensive yards in the non-conference win. Andy Willcock led Edmonds-Woodway, passing 6-for-14 for 72 yards and a one throwing and one rushing touchdown.

At Edmonds Stadium



E-W—Spears 15 pass from Willcock (DuBois kick)

Meadowdale—Moore-Taylor 3 run (kick failed)

Meadowdale—Werner 26 pass from McDonald (Warner kick)

Meadowdale—Werner 34 pass from McDonald (Warner kick)

Meadowdale—Moore-Taylor 10 run (kick failed)

E-W—Willcock 2 run (pass failed)

Meadowdale—Moore-Taylor 24 run(Smith-Eriksson kick)

Records—Meadowdale 1-0 overall. Edmonds-Woodway 1-0.

King’s 51, La Conner 6: At La Conner, King’s jumped to an early 27-0 lead in the first quarter and cruised to the non-conference win. Thomas Vincent (9-for-12 passing for 246 yards) threw five touchdown passes to lead King’s to the opening-night victory. Teammate Nick Swanson scored three touchdowns, had six receptions for 125 yards and kicked a field goal.

At La Conner H.S.


La Conner0060—6

King’s—Swanson 47 pass from Vincent (Swanson kick)

King’s—Clausen 42 pass from Vincent (Swanson kick)

King’s—Clausen 65 pass from Vincent (Swanson kick)

King’s—Swanson 14 pass from Vincent (kick failed)

King’s—FG Swanson 29

King’s—Welch 7 run (Swanson kick)

La Conner—Anderson 31 run (run failed)

King’s—Welch 73 kickoff return (Swanson kick)

Records—King’s 1-0 overall. La Conner 0-1.

Coupeville 22, Port Townsend 14: At Coupeville, Justin Adams carried the ball 24 times, racking up 253 yards and three touchdowns for Coupeville. Adams also kicked a field-goal in the non-conference victory. Defensively, Jason Bagby had two interceptions and Dalton Engle had six tackles and forced a fumble for the Wolves.

At Coupeville H.S.

Port Townsend01400—14


Coupeville—FG Adams 25

Port Townsend—Plouse 2 run (Thomas kick)

Coupeville—Adams 75 run (Adams kick)

Coupeville—Adams 15 run (kick failed)

Port Townsend—Robinson 3 pass from Thomas (Thomas kick)

Coupeville—Adams 1 run (run failed)

Records—Port Townsend 0-1 overall. Coupeville 1-0.

Seattle Prep 14, Granite Falls 7: At Granite Falls, Jack Jones had 10 tackles and an interception and Dylan Wold rushed for 102 yards on 22 carries for Granite Falls in the non-conference loss.

At Granite Falls H.S.

Seattle Prep0680—14

Granite Falls7000—7

Granite Falls—Wold 10 run (Gumke kick)

Seattle Prep—25 pass (kick good)

Seattle Prep—4 run (run good)

Records—Seattle Prep 1-0 overall. Granite Falls 0-1.

Lakewood 41, Lakeside 21: At Seattle, Lakewood broke away from a tie score at halftime to win the non-conference game. Lakewood’s Justin Lane passed for 282 yards and four touchdowns, and freshman Brandon Stott had five catches for 125 yards.

At Lakeside H.S.



Lakewood—Stott 20 pass from Lane (Opplinger kick)

Lakewood—Stott 40 pass from Lane (kick failed)

Lakewood—Stott 50 pass from Lane (Johnston pass from Lane)

Lakewood—Johnston 40 pass from Lane (kick failed)

Lakewood—Melton 40 fumble recovery return (Lane run)

Lakewood—Melton 1 run (kick failed)

Lakeside scoring not reported.

Records—Lakewood 1-0 overall. Lakeside 0-1.

Vashon Island 38, Sultan 13: At Sultan, Nathan Betz rushed for 94 yards and four touchdowns in the non-conference game. Zach Beebe passed for 241 yards and had a passing and a rushing touchdown for Sultan. Clayton Knoles caught eight passes for 98 yards and a touchdown for the Turks.

At Sultan H.S.

Vashon Island147611—38


Vashon Island—Betz 13 run (Fox-Edele kick)

Vashon Island—Betz 2 run (Fox-Edele kick)

Sultan—Knoles 18 pass Beebe (kick failed)

Vashon Island—Fox-Edele 65 pass from Rauma (Fox-Edele kick)

Sultan—Beebe 1 run (McGrath kick)

Vashon Island—Betz 14 run (kick failed)

Vashon Island—FG Fox-Edele 35

Vashon Island—Betz 2 run (Betz run)

Records—Vashon Island 1-0 overall. Sultan 0-1.

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