Vikings edge Warriors in season opener

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:11am

Edmonds-Woodway senior running back Glenn Gallagher ran all over Lake Stevens last week, amassing 315 yards on 33 carries and scoring all three E-W touchdowns.

But Lake Stevens blocked an extra point in the third quarter and returned a fourth-quarter interception for a touchdown to prevail 21-19 in the season opener for both teams Sept. 6 at Edmonds Stadium.

The Vikings led the non-conference game 14-13 with 8:53 left, when Lake Stevens’ Mike Shea returned one of Phillip Baker’s four interceptions 23 yards for a touchdown and an eight-point lead.

Gallagher then ran four times for 68 yards and his final touchdown to make the score 21-19 with 7:53 remaining in the game. The ensuing two-point conversion pass attempt failed.

Junior running back Mykel Sundby rushed 23 times for 99 yards and the game’s opening touchdown, which was set up by a 52-yard reception by Mike Lasher from junior quarterback Ricky Bargreen.

Jesse Shields caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Bargreen in the second quarter and finished with a team-high four receptions for 73 yards.

“(The two teams) were evenly matched and the score showed that, back and forth,” E-W coach John Gradwohl said. “Then they came right up the middle to block our extra point that would have tied it at 14 … They got a couple interceptions to stop a couple drives at the end and there you have it.”

Gallagher rushed for more than 1,200 yards in six games to lead the Warriors last season.

“He’s a hard-nosed kid, he wants the ball,” Gradwohl said. “He doesn’t go down with the first guy and he’s slippery. We just popped some holes for him and he took advantage.”

Oak Harbor 26, Mountlake Terrace 0

Mountlake Terrace’s Ryan Marker caught six passes for 68 yards. Fellow receiver Tyler Hjort caught five for 81. Quarterback Brian Ellersick completed 20 of 37 attempts for 187 yards and was intercepted once.

Squalicum 49, Lynnwood 29

Lynnwood running back Randall Eldridge carried 20 times for 239 yards and two touchdowns in the non-conference loss at Bellingham Civic Stadium. Teammate Luke St. Marie had 10 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Newport 14, Meadowdale 7

Dale Lindeles dashed 27 yards for the eventual winning touchdown in the third quarter of the non-conference game. Jack Baker scored Meadowdale’s only touchdown in the second quarter to tie the score at halftime. Meadowdale quarterback Eric Marty completed 10 of his 16 passes for 123 yards.

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