Prep football: Curtis beats Mariner 14-7 on kickoff return

UNIVERSITY PLACE — Curtis went into its game against Mariner Friday night with a score early and score often attitude. After averaging 58.3 points per contest in its last six ballgames, the Vikings knew how to find the end zone.

But with a wet field and tougher competition in the playoffs, defense became the name of the game for both teams. With its offense running stagnant, the Vikings used some big plays on defense and special teams to hold on for a 14-7 victory in a 4A quad-district playoff game Friday at Curtis High School.

“We have faith that our defense can do it,” said sophomore Rahmel Dockery. “Everybody on the defense are all leaders and stay strong and push each other.”

The Vikings (9-1) blew out Emerald Ridge 73-0 last week, but this time around their offense didn’t score a point. It took an interception and kickoff return for touchdowns to claim the victory against the Marauders.

“It’s no doubt we won that game with our defense and special teams,” said Curtis coach Clay Angle. “Our defense has been great all year.”

Neither offense was able to get anything started with real consistency in the first half and turnovers were a big reason why. The Vikings lost the ball a total of four times, including two fumbles, while Mariner turned it over three times as the two teams went into the locker room deadlocked at 7-7.

Curtis had only turned the ball over a total of seven times in the regular season.

“You have to give most of the credit to their defense,” Angle said about Mariner.

With neither team yet to put a mark on the scoreboard in the second quarter, safety Landon Carr stepped in front of a pass from Mariner quarterback A.J. VanWieringen, grabbed the ball and raced 42 yards down the sideline to put the Vikings on top 7-0 after the extra point.

Mariner, however, answered shortly after that. On the first play of the next drive, Marauder running back Adrien Black took a handoff 62 yards down the right sideline, before being thrown out of bounds by Carr. Running back Jaren Saga plowed through the line for 7 yards and a score three plays later to tie the score.

“I knew my team would pull through and get the victory because we stayed strong,” Dockery said. “But we have to give credit to the other team because they played hard.”

At the start of the second half, Dockery took the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. It would end up as the game winning score as the Viking defense tightened up on the Mariner running game to clinch the win.

“He’s a sophomore who started slowly this year and he’s pretty dangerous with the ball in his hands,” Angle said of Dockery who had already returned a kick for a score going into the game.

At Curtis H.S.



C—Carr 42 interception return (Dudley kick)

M— Saga 7 run (Rynkiewicz kick)

C—Dockery 90 kickoff return (Dudley kick)

Records—Mariner 6-4 overall. Curtis 9-1.

Cascade 21, Stanwood 15: At Stanwood, Aaron Frye of Cascade rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries in the non-league victory over Stanwood. Brad Gee rushed for two touchdowns and had 151 yards on 35 carries for Stanwood.

At Stanwood H.S.



Stanwood—Gee 6 run (kick failed)

Stanwood—Gee 12 run (pass failed)

Cascade—Frye 2 run (Wiedmer kick)

Cascade—Frye 3 run (Wiedmer kick)

Cascade—Frye 4 run (Wiedmer kick)

Stanwood—FG Schmidt 25

Records—Cascade 5-5 overall. Stanwood 3-6.

Oak Harbor 14, Kamiak 7: At Oak Harbor, James Jordan was 5-for-12 for 184 passing yards. He threw for one touchdown and rushed for another. Derrick Clarit had two catches for 113 yards and a touchdown for Oak Harbor. Kamiak totaled 195 offensive yards. The Knights’ lone score came on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Sam Ruppel to Josh Glenn. Kamiak held the Wildcats to just 7 rushing yards.

At Oak Harbor H.S.


Oak Harbor0077—14

OH—Jordan 3 run (Flavin kick)

K—Glenn 5 pass from Ruppel (Watts kick)

OH—Clarit 78 pass from Jordan (Flavcin kick)

Records—Kamiak 2-8 overall. Oak Harbor 4-6.

Alrington 26, Shorecrest 0: At Arlington, Tyler Frauenholtz had an 80-yard kickoff return to start the second half of the non-league game, igniting a 20-point surge by Arlington. The Eagles held Shorecrest to 66 total yards, allowing zero passing yards and just five first downs. Arlington also had a blocked punt and two fumble recoveries. Andy Smith was 5-for-11 for 81 passing yards and two touchdowns for Arlington, which improved to 6-4 overall. Shorecrest is 4-6.

At Arlington H.S.



A—Ginnis 15 pass from Smith (Larson kick)

A—Frauenholtz 80 kickoff return (kick failed)

A—Ginnis 15 pass from Smith (Larson kick)

A—Pruitt 18 run (kick failed)

Records—Shorecrest 4-6 overall. Arlington 6-4.

Mountlake Terrace 45, Monroe 25: At Monroe, Mountlake Terrace quarterback Brandyn Eckhart rushed for 185 yards and had four touchdowns to lead the Hawks to the non-league victory. Mountlake Terrace rushed for a total of 385 yards, including 155 by Casey Ellersick. Mikael Rasmussen added three interceptions for the Hawks. Bryan Sonneveldt led Monroe by completing 13 of 30 passes for 232 yards and Connor Shelford had five catches for 107 yards, including two touchdowns.

At Monroe H.S.

M. Terrace7141410—45


Mountlake Terrace—Ellersick 5 run (Dalton kick)

Monroe—Shelford 20 pass from Sonneveldt (kick failed)

Mountlake Terrace—Eckhart 2 run (Dalton kick)

Monroe—Kenagy 2 run (pass failed)

Mountlake Terrace—Ellersick 1 run (Dalton kick)

Mountlake Terrace—Eckhart 45 run (Dalton kick)

Monroe—Shelford 39 pass from Sonneveldt (Garino kick)

Mountlake Terrace—FG 30 Dalton

Monroe—Bray 6 run (kick failed)

Mountlake Terrace—Eckhart 7 run (Dalton kick)

Mountlake Terrace—Eckhart 2 run (Dalton kick)

Records—M. Terrace 4-6 overall. Monroe, 2-8.

Shorewood 21, Lynnwood 14: At Edmonds, Dorian Lair scored the winning touchdown with one minute, six seconds remaining to boost Shorewood over the Royals and give the Thunderbirds their first win of the season. Geoff Meinken led Lynnwood with 153 rushing yards and Jared Shippey had 83 passing yards in the non-league game.

At Edmonds District Stadium



Lynnwood—Burnett 61 interception return (kick failed)

Shorewood—Lair 7 run (kick failed)

Lynnwood—Meinken 32 run (Stanley pass from Shippey)

Shorewood—Nelson 28 pass from Jeannot (Lair run)

Shorewood—Lair 10 run (Lair kick)

Records—Shorewood 1-9 overall. Lynnwood 0-10.

Blaine 33, South Whidbey 2: At Langley, South Whidbey scored the first points of the game on a safety, but was shutout the rest of the way, as Blaine put up 33 unanswered points to take the 2A District 1 playoff game. Nick Tenuta had two catches for 49 yards to lead South Whidbey. Blaine’s Casey McCabe had 21 rushes for 198 yards and three touchdowns.

At South Whidbey H.S.


S. Whidbey0200—2


B—Bhonson 6 pass from Gorze (Sentkowski kick)

B—McCabe 31 run (kick failed)

B—McCabe 50 run (kick failed)

B—McCabe 3 run (McCarty pass from Chau)

B—Roger 9 pass from McCarty (kick failed)

Records—Blaine 6-4 overall. S, Whidbey 7-3.

Burlington-Edison 28, Cedarcrest 7: At Burlington, Jacob Kreigbaum led Cedarcrest in rushing with 68 yards on 23 carries. Darren Collinwood had 56 yards and a touchdown on nine rushes and 17 yards receiving on two receptions.

At Burlington-Edison H.S.



BE—Larson 67 punt return (Furney kick)

BE—Sager 10 pass from Boe (Furney kick)

BE—Adams 2 run (Furney kick)

Cedarcrest—Collinwood 2 run (Felts kick)

BE—O’Neill 25 pass from Boe (Furney kick)

Records—Cedarcrest 6-4 overall. B-E 9-1.

Sehome 53, Lakewood 40: At Bellingham, Lakewood’s Justin Lane set a school record with a total of 402 yards, including five touchdowns and two interceptions. Teammate Sam Johnston had five catches for 151 yards and three touchdowns.

At Bellingham Civic Stadium



Scoring plays not reported

Records—Lakewood 3-7 overall. Sehome x-x.

Sehome 53, Lakewood 40: At Bellingham, Lakewood’s Justin Lane set a school record with a total of 402 yards, including five touchdowns and two interceptions. Teammate Sam Johnston had five catches for 151 yards and three touchdowns. Justin Santos led Sehome with 301 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

At Bellingham Civic Stadium



Sehome—Santos 44 pass from Groen (Meyer kick)

Sehome—Santos 73 run (kick failed)

Sehome—Santos 42 run (Chue run)

Sehome—Santos 27 run (kick failed)

Lakewood—Johnston 13 pass from Lane (run failed)

Sehome—Chue 5 run (Chue run)

Lakewood—Johnston 33 pass from Lane (run railed)

Lakewood—Campbell 8 pass from Lane (Velasco pass from Lane)

Lakewood—Stauffer 25 pass from Lane (pass failed)

Sehome—Boyd 26 pass from Lane (pass failed)

Sehome—Santos 1 run (kick failed)

Lakewood—Johnston 66 pass from Lane (pass failed)

Sehome—Santos 22 run (kick failed)

Lakewood—Velasco 2 run (Velasco run)

Records—Lakewood 3-7 overall. Sehome 4-6.

Bothell 41, Bethel 7: At Bothell, Partick Otterbech had 12 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns, leading the charge for Bothell who now faces Curtis next weekend. Mitchell Muller went 9-for-15 for 146 yards and three touchdowns. Bothell intercepted one-of-two passes thrown by Bethel.

At Pop Keeney Stadium



BOTH—Otterbech 4 run (kick failed)

BOTH—Hartvigson 14 pass from Muller (Korn run)

BOTH—Otterbech 57 run (kick failed)

BOTH—Conricode 16 pass from Muller (Kaylor kick)

BETH—Morales 2 run (Bailey kick)

BOTH—Stottlemeyer 72 pass from Muller (Kaylor kick)

BOTH—Burk 52 run (Kaylor kick)

Records—Bothell 7-3 overall.

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2A District 1 prelims: At Anacortes, Amy Renslo swam state qualifying times in the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly. Renslo was third in the 200 frree and first in the butterfly followed by teammate Katie Main, who swam a state qualifying time in that event as well as in the 500 freestyle.

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