EVERETT — Andrew Grimes carried 16 times for 304 yards and three touchdowns as Lake Stevens overcame a sluggish start to rout Jackson 52-14 in a Wesco 4A game on Friday night at Everett Memorial Stadium.
The Timberwolves (0-7 league, 1-8 overall) held the vaunted Lake Stevens offense scoreless in the first quarter, and used a 13-yard touchdown pass from Alex Cheesman to sophomore tight end Markus Sullivan to take a 7-0 lead.
Brandon Otis’ 64-yard punt return touchdown — the sophomore’s second in as many weeks — served to jump-start Lake Stevens (7-0, 8-1) on both sides of the ball, and the Vikings scored 52 unanswered points from the beginning of the second quarter until midway through the fourth.
Jacob Eason threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes for Lake Stevens, one to Hunter Eckstrom and the other to Tevin Gray.
At Everett Memorial Stadium
Lake Stevens 0 24 21 7 — 52
Jackson 7 0 0 7 — 14
J—Markus Sullivan 13 pass from Alex Cheesman (Chandler Woolley kick)
LS—Andrew Grimes 3 run (Ignacio Ponce kick)
LS—Brandon Otis 64 punt return (Ponce kick)
LS—Grimes 80 run (Ponce kick)
LS—Ponce 42 FG
LS—Hunter Eckstrom 9 pass from Jacob Eason (Ponce kick)
LS—Tevin Gray 39 pass from Eason (Ponce kick)
LS—Grimes 37 run (Ponce kick)
LS—Damon Terry 7 pass from Conor Bardue (Ponce kick)
J—Garrett Foster 20 pass from Jack Doney (Woolley kick)
Records—Lake Stevens 7-0 league, 8-1 overall. Jackson 0-7, 1-8.