One year after combining for just nine wins, the Shoreline Wesco 3A football teams are off to strong starts.
Shorecrest and Shorewood improved to 2-0 this season with Friday victories. The Thunderbirds defeated Meadowdale 38-7, and the Scots knocked off Edmonds-Woodway 35-14.
Here’s a recap of all of Friday’s local games:
Ballard 34, Mariner 8 (statistics not reported)
North Kitsap 56, Kamiak 0 (statistics not reported)
Jackson 47, Mount Rainier 13
Jackson steamrolled visiting Mount Rainier thanks to some phenomenal individual performances.
Garrett Holden had two interceptions, running one of them 100 yards for a touchdown for the Timberwolves (2-0). Holden added 126 yards and another touchdown receiving.
Jackson’s Nick Walsh rushed for three touchdowns.
Marysville Getchell 16, Stanwood 0
Caleb Koellmer threw two touchdown passes to Ryan King, and Marysville Getchell rode a big fourth quarter to its first Wesco 3A North victory since 2015.
“It (was) just a bunch of pressure on everybody, and we’re just relieved that it’s not there anymore,” Chargers coach Davis Lura said. “It’s huge. We can all relax a little bit.”
Koellmer, who completed 17-of-30 passes for 243 yards as well as topping 100 yards on the ground, connected with King twice to help sink the Spartans.
The first touchdown pass came on a fortuitous bounce for the Chargers, as Koellmer’s pass was fumbled by the initial receiver before King scooped it up and took it the rest of the way for the 54-yard score.
Following a failed extra point, the score stayed at 6-0 into the fourth quarter before Cameron Hazelwood connected on a chip-shot field goal to give the Chargers some breathing room.
King caught a 27-yard touchdown pass on third-and-long from Koellmer to seal it later in the fourth.
“Ryan was the last read on that play, and Caleb rolled out and threw across his body when Ryan broke away,” Lura said.
Lura credited his defense for blanking Stanwood.
“Our defense did a great job of stopping Stanwood,” Lura said. “We kept them out of the red zone and made more big plays then they did. Once we kicked the field goal, they had to change their game plan to throw a little bit more, and we were able to get more pressure on the quarterback and take advantage of that.”
Oak Harbor 28, Marysville Pilchuck 0
Oak Harbor controlled the line of scrimmage and time of possession on its way to a win over visiting Marysville-Pilchuck.
The Wildcats (2-0) limited the Tomahawks (1-1) to 161 yards of total offense and 127 rushing yards on 34 carries after Marysville Pilchuck ran for nearly 600 yards in its season-opening win over Snohomish.
Oak Harbor held the ball much of the second half — Marysville Pilchuck ran only 13 plays after halftime.
Wildcats quarterback Caleb Fitzgerald attempted only four passes, completing two. Both receptions resulted in touchdowns, however, including a 64-yarder to Dorian Hardin on Oak Harbor’s third play of the game.
Fitzgerald also ran for a score.
Oak Harbor ran for 271 yards, led by Aaron Martinez with 108 on 19 carries. Caden Leckelt added 82 on 16 rushes.
Trenton Hurst finished with 56 yards on 12 rushes for M-P.
“Our guys up front — both ways — really got after it,” Oak Harbor coach Jay Turner told Whidbey News Group’s Jim Waller. “They were outweighed by 30 pounds per man, but they controlled the flow.”
Squalicum 42, Arlington 21 (statistics not reported)
Shorewood 38, Meadowdale 7
Shorewood left no doubt early, jumping out to a 17-point first-half lead en route to a victory over visiting Meadowdale, its first win over the Mavericks since 2002.
Thunderbirds running back Robert Banks scored the first of his three touchdowns on an 88-yard run in the first quarter. Banks finished the game with over 150 yards rushing.
Ibrahim Benzina added a 44-yard touchdown run for the Thunderbirds (2-0), who also received a 52-yard touchdown pass from David Snell to Jaro Rouse.
Meadowdale (0-2) got its lone score on a 5-yard dash from Nate Hebert in the second quarter.
Everett 25, Lynnwood 7 (statistics not reported)
Shorecrest 35, Edmonds-Woodway 14
Shorecrest jumped out to a 21-point first quarter lead and went on to post its first win over Edmonds-Woodway since the Warriors joined Wesco 3A in 2014.
Eladio Fountain finished with four touchdown passes and 183 yards for the Scots (2-0). Antonio Stillwell and Carlos Torres each had two touchdown receptions. On defense, Shorecrest was led by James Huffman and Markus Selzler, whose big night included an interception returned for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Reed Carr had a rushing and a passing touchdown for host Edmonds-Woodway (0-2).
Ingraham 32, Mountlake Terrace 14
Ingraham punished the Hawks in the running game in wet conditions in Seattle.
The Rams scored the game’s first five touchdowns, and during that run Mountlake Terrace had three opportunities inside Ingraham’s red zone which it failed to convert.
“They were really fast and physical, and they made plays when they needed to,” Mountlake Terrace coach Kelly Dougan said. “We came out a little flat in the second half, which was surprising, and they shoved it down our throats.”
Ingraham scored 20 points in the third quarter to seize control of the game for good, but the Hawks tacked on two fourth-quarter touchdowns to avoid the shutout.
Quarterback Jesse James Martineau found Dominique Latham on a 27-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter, and then called his own number on a 1-yard plunge late in the game.
Martineau finished the game 18-for-38 for 183 yards, with a touchdown and three interceptions.
Latham caught seven passes for 100 yards and the score.
Liberty 50, Cedarcrest 3 (statistics not reported)
Nooksack Valley 50, Granite Falls 6
Granite Falls lost a road contest to Nooksack Valley.
The Tigers (0-2) got on the scoreboard in the final minute with a 6-yard touchdown run by Kaden Giard.
Cole Eldridge ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception for a score to lead the Pioneers (2-0).
Blaine 27, Cedar Park Christian 23
Cedar Park Christian narrowly lost to visiting Blaine despite running back Zach Wilkins’ stellar performance.
Wilkins scored twice in third quarter on two long runs combining for 156 yards. He finished with three touchdowns and 299 yards on 23 carries.
The Eagles fell to 1-1.
South Whidbey 49, Chimacum 6
South Whidbey ran wild over visiting Chimacum, recording seven rushing touchdowns.
The Falcons (2-0) scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters.
Kody Newman and CH Champan each had two rushing touchdowns for South Whidbey.
Cashmere 32, Sultan 12 (statistics not reported)
Lakeside 46, King’s 0
King’s was shut out by visiting Lakeside.
The Knights (0-2) were led by led by linemen Jacob Renneke, who tallied five tackles and two assists, and Danny Bogan.
Lions quarterback Jack Dickinson completed 10 of 13 passes for 186 yards and four touchdowns.
Coupeville 13, Vashon Island 0 (statistics not reported)
Darrington 42, Seattle Lutheran 0 (statistics not reported)