EDMONDS — The Edmonds-Woodway football team’s defense had four sacks and forced two interceptions, and senior running back Noah Becker ran for 107 yards and a touchdown to lead the Warriors to a 10-0 victory over Jackson on Friday at Edmonds Stadium.
Neither team could get much going on offense early, but Edmonds-Woodway finally got a solid drive going in the second quarter, marching the ball 66 yards down the field for a score. Becker capped the drive off with a 5-yard run off the right tackle after he set his team up with a nice 15-yard scamper to put the Warriors in the red zone earlier in the drive.
The Timberwolves got the ball back with 1 minute, 57 seconds left in the first half and promptly turned the ball over on the second play of the drive, throwing an interception that gave the Warriors the ball back just outside of the red zone.
Quarterback Reilly Chappell appeared to punch the ball in for another score on a scramble off a bootleg to the right side but was marked down just inches short of the goal line. With just seconds left on the clock, the Warriors had one more shot to get in the end zone before the half, but an illegal procedure call on the fullback pushed them off the goal line, and they settled for a field goal.
Jackson had a tough time holding on to the ball from the get-go. The Timberwolves fumbled the opening kickoff, placing them at their own 1-yard line to start the game.
On their next drive, Ben Olesen’s pass was intercepted after going through his receiver’s hands.
The Warriors gave Jackson one last chance to get back into the game in the fourth quarter when they called a fake punt on fourth-and-long that lost two yards and gave the Timberwolves the ball at Edmonds-Woodway’s 48.
The Warriors’ pass rush started to tire, and Olesen, finally with time to throw, connected on 13-yard pass with Colorado commit Daniel Arias to help spark Jackson’s offense.
Later in the drive, the Timberwolves faced fourth-and-16 and came up half of a football short when Olesen found Arias but the star wide receiver couldn’t quite fight his way to the first down.
Dominic Lawrence had two sacks for the Warriors to go along with 46 yards on five carries on offense. Bryan Sarnowski and Kelly Jackson recorded interceptions for Edmonds-Woodway.
Connor Stephens led the Jackson defense with two sacks, a fumble recovery and a tackle for loss.