MARYSVILLE — If the Marysville Getchell football team had any expectations of finally putting up a close fight against rival Marysville Pilchuck, those hopes were put to bed early on Friday night.
The Tomahawks (3-0, 2-0 Wesco 3A North) scored on the game’s first play from scrimmage and exploded for 56 first-half points behind several long touchdown runs on their way to a 63-13 thrashing of the Chargers (2-1, 1-1) for their 10th consecutive Berry Bowl victory.
“It feels good to win the decade,” MP senior Dylan Carson said. “I think that was a statement win. Scoring 56 in the first half is just amazing. I think that represents how much hard work we’ve put in on and off the field.”
Extending its winning streak in the Berry Bowl to 10 was a nice milestone for the Tomahawks, but the most important mark for MP after the game was its 2-0 league record.
“I’m just happy that it’s a league win for us,” Tomahawks coach Brandon Carson said. “It’s a conference victory. We’re 1-0. I think the surrounding people put more into this game than we do. We treat it like every league game. We want to win every league game.
“It’s nice for the city to come out here and watch these guys play, but we’re just happy to be 1-0 in league.”
Michael Bejar takes it into the end zone from 65 yards out on the first play from scrimmage.
Q1, 11:40: MP 7, Getchell 0#wafbscores pic.twitter.com/YbIBVAKxQB— Zac Hereth (@ZacHereth) September 18, 2021
MP, ranked No. 7 in Class 3A, led wire-to-wire after senior Mikey Bejar motioned left and took a handoff around the edge for a 65-yard touchdown on Tomahawks’ first play.
That long run was just the start of an offensive onslaught for the Tomahawks, who found the end zone eight times in the first half.
Dylan Carson ripped off scoring runs of 26, 95, 46 and 11 yards on his way to 208 yards on eight carries, all coming in the first half. Senior Jordan Velasquez added three first-half touchdowns and 126 yards on five carries, Bejar had 79 rushing yards and one score and junior Gaylan Gray added a touchdown run in the second half that put MP up 63-0.
“It was really nice to be able to get everybody in the game tonight,” Brandon Carson said. “We took care of business in the first half, and we were fortunate enough to get everyone in the game. We’re pretty happy about that.”
The Tomahawks piled up 414 yards on just 19 plays in the first half, with nearly one quarter of their yardage coming on Dylan Carson’s 95-yard sprint that gave MP its second one-play scoring drive less than five minutes into the game.
Dylan Carson now has 734 yards and 12 touchdowns in just three games while averaging 18.4 yards per carry.
Getchell got on the board at the 6:13 mark of the fourth quarter on a 15-yard touchdown run by quarterback Logan Maddock. The Chargers added six more points after sophomore Chayse Randle recovered a fumble late in the final period and senior Connor Capone scored on an 8-yard run two plays later.
Maddock finished with a team-best 60 rushing yards on 13 carries. Carter Schmidt added 47 yards on eight offensive touches.
The Chargers host Oak Harbor (1-2, 0-2) in a Wesco 3A North game next Friday.
The Tomahawks visit 4A No. 8 Glacier Peak (3-0), which is coming off a 49-7 rout of perennial 4A playoff contender Woodinville.
“They’re a solid team,” Velasquez said of Glacier Peak, “but we just gotta play Tomahawk football.”