Turnovers and big plays turned out to be Shorewood’s demise in a penalty-marred game against Cascade, Oct. 17 at Shoreline Stadium.
Aaron Frye rushed for 247 yards on 21 carries and had a touchdown run of 70 yards in the first half and a touchdown run of 67 yards in the second half to lead the Bruins to a 26-7 win.
Shorewood lost two fumbles and had an interception in the first half. One of the fumbles was returned 57 yards by Cascade linebacker Anthony Barton for a touchdown.
“Cascade made it tough on it us,” Shorewood coach Andrew Hershey said.
Cascade’s Chris McGrath returned the opening kickoff of the second half 86 yards for a score.
Thirty-one penalties slowed the game down, especially in the third quarter.
“The flow of the game wasn’t very normal,” Hershey said. “I was told the third quarter lasted an hour and 17 minutes.”
Shorewood finally scored late in the third quarter on a 2-yard run by Dorian Lair.
Hershey said he didn’t think the score was indicative of how close the game was.
“It was a game of big plays,” he said. “It was much closer than the score. All the big plays went the other team’s way.”
Hershey said his players fought hard and didn’t quit in the face of adversity.
Up next is Glacier Peak, a non-conference opponent who is coming off a huge league win over Everett.
“They’ve got a great offense,” Hershey said. “They can run the ball and pass the ball, they go no-huddle. It will be a challenge to stop. We’re looking forward to it.”
Meanwhile, Shorewood’s defense and offense will have to focus on “eliminating the big play and creating the big play,” Hershey said. “For us that is what we’re trying to do to turn the corner.”