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Chargers fall in Homecoming game


Andrew Hines

Getchell's Ethan Watts breaks free on a halfback screen against the stout Curtis defense at Quil Ceda Stadium on Oct. 21.

The Marysville Getchell Chargers hosted their Homecoming game and Senior Night, against a 4A opponent, the Curtis Vikings, on Oct. 21.

The Vikings came in with explosive play as they ran up the score quickly, finishing the first half with a score of 40-6. After more of the same in the second half, and the implementation of a running clock, the Chargers kept Curtis to scoring only 20 more points. They finished the game losing to the Vikings by a score of 60-13.

"It was a good challenge. They've got a great, great history at Curtis. When I was growing up playing football they were winning State Championships. We knew that with that rich history, it was going to be an uphill battle, but I think my kids stepped up to the challenge. I'm proud of how hard they played and that's all you can ask of them. Curtis got a couple of guys back that we hadn't seen on film, that were big players. We did some good stuff, but we had trouble with turnovers. We didn't win the turnover battle so it's hard to score when you're doing that," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Davis Lura.

Ethan Watts showed up to play on Friday as he was the breakout player of the matchup. With the two longest plays for the Chargers, Watts finished as the number one receiver in yards. He also added on a receiving touchdown, and a fumble recovery on defense. Caleb Koellmer also contributed on the offense by putting up a passing and a rushing touchdown.

Andrew Hines

Homecoming Queen Ruth Reznikov, left, and Homecoming King Chance Saint Nicholas, right, walk across the field after being named King and Queen on Oct. 21.

The Chargers' defense had a little trouble keeping up with the Vikings but a few players found the speed to make it to the quarterback. Warren Williams, Declan Sweatt and Garrett Allan all added a sack to their stat sheets throughout the matchup.

"We're only a six-year program so we have traditions, but a lot of them we are trying to build. We're not the usual program where we have things set up for everything that we do. We're not looking at the score, we're focusing on how well we run plays, dealing with adversity and things like that," said Coach Lura.

The Marysville Getchell Chargers have played their last game on their home turf this season. Their final game will be against the Ferndale Golden Eagles at Ferndale High School, on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.


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