Cascade’s Davanta Murphy-Mcmillan stretches across the goal line with Everett’s Joey Hudson attempting a stop during the annual Battle of Broadway on Friday at Everett Memorial Stadium. Cascade won 49-14. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cascade’s Davanta Murphy-Mcmillan stretches across the goal line with Everett’s Joey Hudson attempting a stop during the annual Battle of Broadway on Friday at Everett Memorial Stadium. Cascade won 49-14. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cascade bowls over Everett in Battle of Broadway

Davanta Murphy-Mcmillan rushes for 334 yards and six TDs to lead the Bruins to a 49-14 rivalry win.

EVERETT — Bruins running back Davanta Murphy-Mcmillan left his mark all over the Battle of Broadway and Cascade ran away with a 49-14 season-opening, city-rivalry win over the Everett Seagulls late Friday night at Everett Memorial Stadium.

The win was Cascade’s third straight victory over Everett, and for the first time the Bruins got to hoist the inaugural Mayor’s Cup, which was presented by Everett mayor Cassie Franklin after the game.

“It feels awesome,” Cascade coach Jordan Sieh said. “It’s such a special game, and for the community. It feels like a playoff game right out the get-go, and we really wanted to win this game.”

Cascade’s Wing-T was in top form, and Murphy-Mcmillan took advantage. The senior back compiled 334 yards and recorded six touchdowns, as he ran through and around Everett’s defense all night.

Murphy-Mcmillan recorded five first-half touchdowns, running at will against Everett’s defense.

Bruins defensive back Yahcub Sylla gave Cascade a big momentum boost early when he picked off a pass from Everett quarterback Casen Taggart and returned it 85 yards for a score that gave the Bruins a 14-0 lead less than five minutes into the game.

Cascade pushed its lead to 28-0 before a 33-yard shovel pass from Taggart to Maliquei Noland gave Everett’s its first score of the game at 6:22 in the second quarter.

Murphy-Mcmillan capped his big first half with two more scores in the half’s final four minutes to give Cascade a 42-14 lead at the break.

Murphy-Mcmillan scored the game’s only second-half touchdown — a 35-yard TD run with 5:07 to play in the third quarter.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Davanta Murphy-Mcmillan, Cascade — The senior back was no match for Everett’s defense. He ripped off one chunk play after another and finished with 334 rush yards and six touchdowns on 20 carries.

QUOTABLE

“I think in a 10-yard box, he is just as good as anybody in the state. I truly think he is a Division-I caliber player. He’s our guy.” — Cascade coach Jordan Sieh on running back Davanta Murphy-Mcmillan.

KEY STAT

452 — total rushing yards for Cascade

PLAY OF THE GAME

Cascade led 7-0 midway through the first quarter and Everett was driving deep into the Bruins’ territory, when Cascade senior Yahcub Sylla jumped an errant pass, intercepted it and returned it 85 yards to give Cascade a 14-0 lead. It was all Bruins from there.

UP NEXT

Cascade (1-0) travels to play a nonconference game against Bishop Blanchet at 7 p.m. next Friday, while Everett (0-1) hosts Lynnwood at the same time and date in a Wesco 3A South league matchup.

More in Sports

4A state swim & dive: Snohomish County swimmers make waves

Local swimmers and relay teams capture five of the 12 championships at a record-setting 4A state meet.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Rapelje wins 1st 3A state wrestling title

The standout sophomore captures the state crown at 138 pounds at Mat Classic.

Getchell boys earns 1st-ever state regional berth

Malakhi Knight scored 9 of his 22 points in the 4th quarter to lead the Chargers past Meadowdale.

Meadowdale girls stifle Snohomish, earn state regional berth

The Mavericks stampeded to a 27-7 lead at half on their way to a 2nd straight trip to regionals.

Glacier Peak girls fall to top-ranked Woodinville in OT

The Grizzlies lose to the undefeated Falcons 62-57 in the Wes-King Bi-District Tournament title game.

Mat Classic notebook: E-W 2nd in 3A team standings after Day 1

The Warriors send 5 wrestlers to the semifinals to lead a parade of local 3A teams with good outings.

Silvertips snap Giants’ 11-game win streak

Gage Goncalves scores late to lift Everett to a 2-1 victory.

3A state swim & dive: Shorewood diver captures state crown

After back-to-back runner-up finishes, Shorewood senior Isaac Poole claimed the 3A diving state title.

Most Read