Big, early lead helps Snohomish win

Herald staff

OAK HARBOR – Snohomish scored two touchdowns in the first five minutes and added a second-quarter score to take a 20-point halftime, then hung on to beat Oak Harbor 26-13 Friday in a Western Conference 4A game at Oak Harbor’s Memorial Stadium.

The Panther victory sets up a title game with Sehome next week at Snohomish.

Oak Harbor did out-gain Snohomish in the second half to make it interesting, outscoring the Panthers 13-7. But poor field position for the Wildcats was their Achilles heel all game.

Oak Harbor coach Dave Ward said, “This was a tough defeat. My kids came out with a lot of energy and excitement. But we just fell short to a very good team.”

Snohomish out-gained Oak Harbor in total offense 322-248 and had a very balanced attack led by senior quarterback Josh Rodland, who had 173 yards total offense, two touchdowns, one through the air and one on the ground. Teammate Tim Lockhart carried the ball 16 times for 138 yards and a touchdown.

The Panthers’ defense was very strong stopping the run. Led by defensive end Joe Plucker, who recorded 13 tackles and had three quarterback sacks.

Snohomish coach Mark Perry said, “Our kids played a well-balanced game and they were very focused tonight.”

The only running that Oak Harbor could muster was sweeps on the outside, which is where Tony Hall did most of his work, rushing for 86 of his 101 yards on sweeps.

Snohomish-Rodland 6 run (Bennion kick)

Snohomish-Lockhart 4 run (Bennion kick)

Snohomish-Geston 2 run (kick failed)

Snohomish-Zimmerman 33 pass from Rodland (run failed)

Oak Harbor-Diaz 25 pass from McMickle (kick blocked)

Oak Harbor-Hall 7 run (Barker kick)

Records-Snohomish 7-0 in league, 8-0 overall. Oak Harbor 2-5, 2-6.

  • Mariner 26, Cascade 3: Vernon Word rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown to lead Mariner in a Wesco 4A game. Steve Jones added two short touchdown runs for the Marauders, who piled up 248 yards rushing while holding Cascade to 131 yards on the ground.








    Mariner-Jones 4 run (Williams kick)

    Cascade-McNeley FG 25

    Mariner-Word 68 run (Williams kick)

    Mariner-Jones 2 run (kick failed)

    Mariner-Stockl 35 fumble return (kick failed)

    Records-Mariner 2-6 league and overall. Cascade 3-4, 4-4.

  • Marysville-Pilchuck 51, Shorecrest 6: In the Wesco 4A game, the Tomahawks were led by Ryan Swobody, who rushed and passed for two touchdowns.








    M-P-Swobody 1 run (Johnson kick)

    M-P-Linston 18 pass from Swobody (Johnson kick)

    M-P-Crews 18 run (Johnson kick)

    M-P-Swobody 18 run (Johnson kick)

    M-P-Crews 22 pass from Swobody (Johnson kick)

    M-P-Johnson 29 field goal

    M-P-Psaredelis 6 run (kick failed)

    M-P-Farley 30 interception return (Johnson kick)

    Shorecrest-unreported (kick blocked)

    Records-Marysville-Pilchuck 3-4 league, 3-5 overall. Shorecrest 0-7, 0-8.

  • Bothell 33, Lake Washington 14: In a Kingco 4A game, Bothell defeated Lake Washington to move into a tie with Lake Washington for second place.

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    Bothell-Fouhi 27 pass from Allred (Auld kick)

    Bothell-Leaper 2 run (Auld kick)

    Bothell-Newhouse 28 pass from Allred (Auld kick)

    Bothell-Leaper 5 run (kick failed)

    Lake Washington-Hurney 8 pass from Gillison (Powell kick)

    Lake Washington-Barsness 19 pass from Gillison (Powell kick)

    Bothell-Townsend 47 run (kick failed)

    Records-Bothell 6-2. Lake Washington 6-2.

  • Monroe 32, Lynnwood 8: The Monroe defense forced Lynnwood to punt six times. The Royals’ Scott Olson carried 17 times for 92 yards. Josh Carswell had a touchdown, field goal, two-point conversion and a conversion kick for Monroe.








    Monroe-Carswell 42 run (kick failed)

    Monroe-Armstrong 10 run (Carswell run)

    Monroe-Armstrong 1 run (Carswell kick)

    Monroe-FG Carswell 27

    Monroe-Stansberry 1 run (Poff pass from Darnelle)

    Lynnwood-Biggs 36 run (Hillman run)

    Records-Monroe 2-4 in league, 2-6 overall. Lynnwood 0-6, 0-8.

  • Stanwood 17, Jackson 10: Stanwood grabbed a two-touchdown lead during the second quarter and held on for the Wesco 3A victory. Julian Bomar rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries to lead Stanwood, while quarterback Tyler Breum chipped in with 114 yards of total offense. Jackson quarterback Jason Morris also had a strong night, completing 14 of 22 passes for 174 yards, including seven completions to Craig Chambers for 134 yards.








    Stanwood-Bomar 3 run (Parks kick)

    Stanwood-Avila 5 pass from Breum (Parks kick)

    Jackson-Chambers 25 pass from Morris (Moore kick)

    Stanwood-FG Parks 25

    Jackson-FG Moore 25

    Records-Stanwood 3-3 league, 4-4 overall. Jackson 3-3, 4-4.

  • Arlington 41, Meadowdale 13: John Boitano rushed for three touchdowns to help lead the Eagles to the Wesco 3A victory.








    Arlington-Boitano 5 run (kick blocked)

    Meadowdale-Smith 30 blocked punt return (Johnson kick)

    Arlington-McKinney 16 pass from McCormack (run failed)

    Meadowdale-Marshall 33 pass from Dubois (pass failed)

    Arlington-McCormack 10 run (Boitano pass from McCormack)

    Arlington-Hammer 23 run (Anderson kick)

    Arlington-Boitano 1 run (Anderson kick)

    Arlington-Boitano 57 run (Anderson kick)

    Records-Arlington 5-1 league, 7-1 overall. Meadowdale 2-4, 2-6.

  • Mount Baker 35, South Whidbey 0: Mount Baker had 263 yards in the air in the North Cascades victory.

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    South Whidbey






    MB-Park 26 pass from Cowden (kick failed)

    MB-Lawrence 20 pass from Cowden (Park from Cowden)

    MB-39 run Cowden (Marr kick)

    MB-Cowden 6 run (Marr kick)

    MB-Mattingly 12 pass from Cowden (Marr kick)

    Records-Mount Baker 4-3 league, 5-3 overall. South Whidbey 2-5, 2-6.

  • Coupeville 26, Concrete 22: Ian Barron had 50 carries for 239 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wolves to the Northwest A victory. Tanner Petry and Joe Kelley combined for 21 tackles for Coupeville.








    Concrete-Wilson 29 run (kick failed)

    Concrete-Ford 5 run (Wilson run)

    Coupeville-Barron 100 kickoff return (kick failed)

    Coupeville-Barron 12 run (pass failed)

    Concrete-Wilson 1 run (Wilson run)

    Coupeville-Roehl 2 run (Roehl run)

    Coupeville-Barron 1 run (pass failed)

    Records-Coupeville 3-1 league, 5-3 overall. Concrete 2-2, 4-4.

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