Lost fumbles can’t stop Snohomish

Herald staff

SNOHOMISH – Joe Plucker had three fumbles in Snohomish’s game against Mountlake Terrace Friday, but it didn’t matter.

That’s because the Snohomish running back made up for it by rushing for 190 yards on just 12 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead Snohomish to a 28-6 Western Conference 4A victory.

“He’s getting better and better every week,” Snohomish coach Mark Perry.

Plucker helped Snohomish (3-0 in league, 4-0 overall) overcome an early 6-0 deficit. When Plucker scored a touchdown on a 30-yard run late in the first half, it proved to be the game-winner.

Snohomish running backs Tim Lockhart and Cory Geston added rushing touchdowns in the second half to clinch the victory. Lockhart had seven carries for 63 yards and Geston added 34 yards on nine carries. As a team, Snohomish racked up 305 yards on the ground.

“The offense is doing a great job when they don’t drop the ball,” Perry said.

Snohomish had five fumbles and lost three of them in the game.

In the first half, both teams had difficulty holding onto the ball in the rainy conditions. Snohomish lost two fumbles and Mountlake Terrace lost one.

Plucker fumbled on Snohomish’s first play and Mountlake Terrace recovered on the 35-yard line. After converting a fourth down, quarterback Mike Yalowicki had a 24-yard touchdown run to give Mountlake Terrace a 6-0 lead. Yalowicki ran up the middle on a quarterback draw, used a referee as a screen and then dashed into the end zone.

The Panthers got their first score after recovering a fumble on an errant pitch by Yalowicki on an option play late in the first quarter.

Eight plays later, Plucker raced down the sidelines 30 yards for a touchdown to take a one-point lead.

Snohomish took a 14-6 lead on Plucker’s second touchdown run with 2:36 left in the half.

The Panthers forced Mountlake Terrace to punt on its next possession, but Snohomish gave the ball back after another Plucker fumble with about 30 seconds left.

Mountlake Terrace (1-3, 1-3) was able to drive down to the 9-yard line and called a time out with three seconds left. Hawk coach Alex Barashkoff opted to go for a touchdown instead of a field goal on the final play of the half, but Mountlake Terrace’s reverse didn’t fool the Snohomish defense and resulted in a 2-yard loss as the half ended.

Mountlake Terrace-Yalowicki 24 run (kick blocked)

Snohomish-Plucker 30 run (Benyon kick)

Snohomish-Plucker 14 run (Benyon kick)

Snohomish-Geston 10 run (Benyon kick)

Snohomsih-Lockhart 1 run (Benyon kick)

Records-Snohomish 3-0 league, 4-0 overall. Mountlake Terrace 1-3, 1-4.

  • Shorewood 24, Marysville-Pilchuck 6: Shorewood used two late fourth-quarter interception returns for touchdowns to seal the Wesco 4A victory.








    S-Stahl 7 run (kick good)

    S-21 FG (kicker not reported)

    MP-Swobody 1 run (kick failed)

    S-Jackson 23 interception return (kicker not reported)

    S-player not reported 17 interception return (kicker not reported)

    Records-Shorewood 1-2 league, 2-2 overall. Marysville-Pilchuck 1-3, 1-3.

  • Edmonds-Woodway 34, Mariner 7: Edmonds-Woodway piled up 418 yards of total offense and almost had three running backs each total 100 yards rushing en route to the Wesco 4A victory. For the Warriors, Landon Hall rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, while Chris Stokes ran for 103 yards on 10 carries and Kyle Trew ran for 95 yards on six carries. Quarterback Brian Doty got in on the action as he threw for 118 yards and two touchdowns while completing eight of 14 passes.








    EW-Stokes 10 run (Bahl kick)

    EW-Davis 14 pass from Doty (Bahl kick)

    M-Broussard 24 run (McVey kick)

    EW-Hall 5 run (Bahl kick)

    EW-Hall 1 r un (Bahl kick)

    EW-Trew 10 pass from Doty (kick failed)

    Records-Edmonds-Woodway 2-2 league and overall. Mariner 1-3, 1-3.

  • Kamiak 70, Windsor 6: Knights running backs had 30 carries for 320-yards and six touchdowns in the non-conference victory. Quarterback Ryan Jones passed 7-for-9 for 181-yards and four touchdowns for the Knights.








    Kamiak-Haight 19 pass from Jones (Leach kick)

    Kamiak-Washington 4 run (Leach kick)

    Windsor-Milton 1 run (kick blocked)

    Kamiak-Washington 55 pass from Jones (Leach kick)

    Kamiak-Haight 50 pass from Jones (Leach kick)

    Kamiak-Eneberg 14 run (Leach kick)

    Kamiak-Mullavey 1 pass from Jones (Carlson kick)

    Kamiak-Bradley 30 run (Carlson kick)

    Kamiak-Bradley 28 run (Carlson kick)

    Kamiak-Bradley 54 run (Carlson kick)

    Kamiak-Bradey 41 run (Carlson kick)

    Records-Kamiak 4-0 overall. Windsor not reported.

  • Stanwood 59, Lynnwood 0: Spartans’ running back Julian Bomar had 12 carries for 188-yards and three touchdowns in the Wesco 3A victory. The Spartans’ defense kept Royals total offense to minus 14 yards.








    Stanwood-Bomar 72 run (Parks kick)

    Stanwood-Bomar 5 run (Parks kick)

    Stanwood-Bomar 47 run (Parks kick)

    Stanwood-Avila 1run (Parks kick)

    Stanwood-FG Parks 22

    Stanwood-Breum 17 run (Parks kick)

    Stanwood-McCall 2 run (Parks kick)

    Stanwood-Webb 3 run (Parks kick)

    Stanwood-Webb 64 punt return (Parks kick)

    Records-Stanwood 1-1 league, 2-2 overall. Lynnwood 0-2, 0-4.

  • Blaine 27, South Whidbey 7: South Whidbey could not overcome five turnovers in its North Cascades loss. The Falcons gained 211 yards, but the turnovers proved to be costly. South Whidbey running back Josh Shelton had 14 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown.

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    South Whidbey






    Blaine-Timothy 5 run (Braun kick)

    Blaine-Timothy 2 run (Braun kick)

    Blaine-Timothy 2 run (Braun kick)

    Blaine-Simpson 3 run (kick failed)

    South Whidbey-Shelton 11 run (McCabe kick)

    Records-Blaine 1-3 league, 1-3 overall. South Whidbey 1-2, 1-3.

  • Lakewood 21, Emerald Ridge 6: Kris Kazen led the way on the ground for Lakewood, rushing for 195 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries in his team’s non-conference victory. Austin Ballard made his presence felt defensively, recording 10 tackles, including three sacks. Ballard also had a fumble recovery.

    Emerald Ridge0060-6







    Lakewood-Kazen 38 run (Toeth kick)

    Lakewood-Masterman 3 run (kick failed)

    Emerald Ridge-Leonhardt 6 pass from Rusler (conversion failed)

    Lakewood-Kazen 19 run (Kazen run)

    Records-Lakewood 4-0 overall. Emerald Ridge 0-4.

  • Coupeville 35, Charles Wright 6: Coupeville’s Ian Barron scored two touchdowns and rushed for 154 yards on 18 carries in the non-conference victory.


    Charles Wright






    Charles Wright-LeGary 41 run (kick failed)

    Coupeville-Barron 27 pass from Roehl (Vanvelkenburgh kick)

    Coupeville-Barron 12 run (Vanvelkenburgh kick)

    Coupeville-McDonald 4 run (Vanvelkenburgh kick)

    Coupeville-Roehl 3 run (Vanvelkenburgh kick)

    Coupeville-Roehl 11 run (Vanvelkenburgh kick)

    Records-Coupeville 2-2 overall. Charles Wright 1-2.

  • Darrington 20, King’s 18: Darrington rushed the ball 53 times for 327 total yards to win the non-conference game. Darrington’s D.J. Cochran scored the winning touchdown on the final drive with one minute left in the game for Loggers, Cochran finished with 108 yards on 21 carries.








    D-Boyds 12 pass from Grimmer (Cabe kick)

    K-Waldburger 40 pass from Tillman (kick blocked)

    K-Trautman 4 pass from Tillman (kick failed)

    K-Waldburger 25 run (run failed)

    D-McCoy 2 run (Cabe kick)

    D-Cochran 10 run (kick failed)

    Records-Darrington, 3-1 overall. King’s, 3-1.

  • Mount Baker 40, Nooksack Valley 0: Quarterback Brent Cowden ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to lead Mount Baker to a North Cascades victory. Cowden completed 19 of 32 passes for 270 yards. Mount Baker running back Jeff Lawrence rushed for two touchdowns.

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    Mount Baker






    Mount Baker-Lawrence 5 run (kick failed)

    Mount Baker-Lawrence 3 run (Smith pass from Cowden)

    Mount Baker-Cowden 5 run (Marr kick)

    Mount Baker-Cowden 1 run (kick failed)

    Mount Baker-Park 24 pass from Cowden (kick failed)

    Mount Baker-Cowden 4 run (Marr kick)

    Records-Mount Baker 2-1 league, 3-1 overall. Nooksack Valley 0-4, 0-4.

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