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Eagles top Chargers, remain undefeated


September 20, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew HInes

Arlington's quarterback Anthony Whitis stiff arms Chargers' defender Caleb Wride as he runs for a 20-yard gain at Arlington High School on Sept. 15.

The Arlington Eagles football team battled it out on the gridiron against the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Sept. 15.

The Eagles started out strong as they forced back-to-back three and out drives which resulted in two touchdowns by the punt return team including a 50-yard return and blocked punt return. This set the tone for how the rest of the game would go as Arlington put up 47 uncontested points in the first half. The Chargers scored in the final minute of the second quarter after a forced interception turned into a short pass into the end zone. However, right after the score Arlington made a statement by returning the kickoff for a touchdown.

With a running clock in the second half, the Chargers scored once more off of a short run. This would be the only touchdown of the half as the Eagles walked away with the 54-14 victory.

"We're going to enjoy this win tonight, but tomorrow we have to start focusing on our next opponents because there are a lot of tough ones this year. It's exciting to start off 1-0 in the conference and I'm glad that we were able to come off of such an emotional win last week against Lake Stevens, and still got up for this game and played," said Arlington Head Coach Greg Dailer.

After upsetting 7th ranked Lake Stevens, on Sept. 8, Coach Dailer entered this week as the Sea-hawks Coach of the Week.

Trevor Kazen and Payton Bastien kicked off the scoring from Arlington as they were responsible for the two scores from the punt return team.

Junior running back Tallen Williams had a dominate night as he ran for over 100 yards with three touchdowns. Williams also added on a sack in the first quarter. Another offensive star was quarterback Anthony Whitis who threw for two touchdown passes and added on yards with his legs.

Andrew Hines

The Chargers' Caleb Koellmer rolls out of the pocket while being pressured by Arlington's defensive line at Arlington High School on Sept. 15.

"We did a lot of good things tonight. The kids stuck with the game plan and played extremely hard, but this is the best Arlington team I've ever seen. We cleaned up our offense and defense, but for us to move forward in this league we have to polish up our special teams," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Davis Lura.

Caleb Koellmer, quarterback, played well for the Chargers as he had no turnovers while adding two touchdowns, one on the ground and one through the air. His main target, Conrad Tatge, also had a big game as he was a key in the Chargers' passing attack while also grabbing an interception at the end of the first half.

If you want to come out and support Arlington, their next home game will be against the Graham Kapowsin Eagles on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.

Or if you want to check out the Chargers, they are having their rivalry game against Marysville-Pilchuck this Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.


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