Several of Friday’s local prep football games were close affairs, decided in the waning moments or final play.
Two contests ended in overtime — South Whidbey outlasted Sultan 21-20, and Snohomish defeated Shorecrest 33-27.
Other close games included Mariner’s 25-20 victory over Jackson, Kings’ 20-14 win over Coupeville, Mountlake Terrace’s 19-16 victory over Sehome and Marysville Getchell’s 17-14 win over Arlington.
Here are recaps and statistics from all of Friday’s local games:
Glacier Peak 57, Cascade 6
Glacier Peak stormed to a 36-point halftime lead and cruised to a Wesco 4A league win over visiting Cascade.
The Grizzlies improved to 3-0 in league play and 5-0 overall, while the Bruins fell to 0-3 and 1-4.
Lake Stevens 58, Kamiak 0
Lake Stevens (5-0 overall, 3-0 Wesco 4A) routed visiting Kamiak (0-5 overall, 0-3 Wesco 4A).
Tre Long was 8-for-9 passing for 219 yards and three touchdowns for the Vikings.
Marysville Getchell 17, Arlington 14
Sophomore kicker Cameron Hazelwood drilled a 21-yard field goal as time expired to give Marysville Getchell a home victory over short-handed Arlington.
The Eagles tied the game with 1 minute, 25 seconds remaining on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Cole Cramer — starting in place of the injured Anthony Whitis — to Dylan Simmons.
Arlington converted the ensuing two-point conversion, but Marysville Getchell quarterback Caleb Koellmer marched the Chargers 76 yards in five plays, and Hazelwood handled the rest.
“I had all the confidence in the world in Cameron,” Marysville Getchell coach Davis Lura said. “He’s been nothing but money all season.”
Both teams entered the Wesco 3A North matchup looking to establish the ground game, and the Chargers did that through Koellmer.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound quarterback carried the ball 30 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns, but was able to make plays with his arm on that final drive.
“We went through our checks during the week, and he knew that he’d be able to check to some runs if they were there,” Lura said. “He checked on about 10 plays tonight.”
Koellmer was so successful in the running game that Marysville Getchell didn’t have to show much of its passing arsenal until the game-winning drive.
“We thought if Caleb could run the ball like that, we weren’t going to pass that much to start with,” Lura said. “We saved some stuff in case we had to open it up at the end, and I think we caught them off guard a little bit with some stuff that we hadn’t shown yet.”
Oak Harbor 28, Ferndale 13
Oak Harbor (5-0 overall, 3-0 Wesco 3A North) ran over visiting Ferndale (1-4 overall, 1-2 Wesco 3A North).
Caden Leckelt and Aaron Martinez combined to rush for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns for the Wildcats.
Marysville Pilchuck 34, Stanwood 24
Marysville Pilchuck’s Dillon Kuk made the most of his limited opportunities in the passing game, scoring three touchdowns on three receptions as the Tomahawks knocked off host Stanwood.
Kuk score all three of his touchdowns in the first half as the Tomahawks (4-1 overall, 2-1 Wesco 3A North) took a 21-14 lead into halftime.
The Spartans (0-5, 0-4) cut the lead to 21-17 in the third quarter on a 41-yard field goal Garrett Craig, but Marysville Pilchuck answered back with a 10-yard touchdown run by Bryan Sanders to extend its lead to 28-17.
Trenton Hurst led the Tomahawks with 189 yards on 33 carries.
Shorewood 30, Everett 13
Everett took a six-point lead into halftime, but visiting Shorewood outscored the Seagulls 23-0 in the second half.
The Thunderbirds improved to 4-1 for the first time since 2002.
Everett fell to 1-4.
Edmonds-Woodway 34, Lynnwood 7
Capassio Cherry rushed for 224 yards on 21 carries and scored four touchdowns as Edmonds-Woodway defeated host Lynnwood in a battle of winless Wesco 3A South foes.
The Warriors improved to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in league play, and Lynnwood, which scored on a long touchdown pass from quarterback Christian Kirkman to Tanner Fahey, fell to 0-5 and 0-3.
Edmonds-Woodway blew the game open with a 20-point second quarter, and took a 27-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Patrick Norton found Marcus Dilworth for a 17-yard touchdown pass to start the spurt, and Cherry tacked on a pair of touchdown runs before halftime.
All told, Edmonds-Woodway racked up 438 yards of offense in the game, 372 of those coming on the ground.
Kirkman finished the game 13-for-23 for 164 yard with one touchdown and one interception.
Squalicum 45, Meadowdale 7
Squalicum raced out to a 35-point halftime lead and cruised past host Meadowdale in a non-league game.
Hunter Moen threw for 121 yards and Nate Hebert carried the ball 16 times for 32 yards and a touchdown for the Mavericks (2-3).
Squalicum improved to 4-1.
Mountlake Terrace 19, Sehome 16
Mountlake Terrace (3-2 overall, 2-0 NWC 2A Lake) edged host Sehome (2-3 overall, 1-1 in NWC 2A Lake).
Hawks quarterback Jesse James Martineau was 10-of-15 passing for 114 yards and a touchdown.
Cedarcrest 14, Anacortes 0 (statistics not reported)
Lynden 31, Lakewood 14
Lakewood jumped out a seven-point lead in the first quarter, but visiting Lynden stormed back and cruised to a Northwest Conference 2A Sky Division win.
The Lions stayed perfect in league play at 2-0 and 5-0 overall. Lakewood fell to 0-2 and 3-2.
Cedar Park Christian 20, Granite Falls 8
Zach Wilkins ran for 135 yards on 29 carries and a touchdown to lead visiting Cedar Park Christian (3-1) to a victory over Granite Falls (0-4).
Seth Harris scored for the Tigers on a 2-yard run in the first quarter.
South Whidbey 21, Sultan 20 (OT)
South Whidbey and host Sultan kicked off North Sound Conference play with a thriller.
With the game tied 14-14 in overtime, the Falcons (4-1 overall, 1-0 North Sound Conference) had the ball at the Turks’ 6-yard line. South Whidbey’s snap went over quarterback Kody Newman’s head to the 25-yard line. Newman picked up the ball, rolled to his right to avoid pressure and heaved a pass to the end zone.
The ball bounced off a Sultan defender’s helmet and into the hands of Falcons wide receiver Kaidyn Brinks at the 1-yard line. Brinks then fought into the end zone for the score and South Whidbey converted the point-after-touchdown for a 21-14 lead.
On the ensuing Sultan (1-4, 0-1) possession, the Turks scored on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Jensen Webster to Riley Rudolfo. Sultan tried to end the game by going for 2, but Webster was stopped short of the goal line as he tried to escape pressure in the pocket to take it in for the conversion.
King’s 20, Coupeville 14
Josiah Seirs rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns to help lead visiting King’s (1-4) to its first win of the season.
Coupeville (3-2) rallied in the fourth quarter, scoring two touchdowns, but fell short.
Taholah vs. Tulalip Heritage (score not reported)
Neah Bay 54, Darrington 14 (statistics not reported)