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Arlington pummels Tomahawks 49-14


October 11, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Arlington's Tallen Williams, right, follows his blocker Payton Bastien at Arlington High School on Oct. 6.

The Arlington football team welcomed the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks for the Eagles' homecoming game on Oct. 6.

The Eagles wasted no time on offense as they scored on a long touchdown pass within the first two minutes of the game. The Tomahawks struck back quickly, as Kee-an Ballard took it 92 yards on the ground, 25 seconds later. After the quick answer, the rest of the first half belonged to the Eagles as they scored 22 unanswered points. Marysville-Pilchuck managed to score in the closing seconds of the second quarter as they kept it close, 28-14.

The second half was a blowout for Arlington as they scored 21 unanswered points and forced multiple turnovers the rest of the way. The Eagles shutout the Tomahawks through the fourth quarter and walked away with the 49-14 win.

"Our O-line is getting better every week, we got two great backs, four great receivers and a great quarterback, so we don't have enough footballs to go around. We're blessed with a lot of talent on offense this year and our defense is playing well so we're looking forward to the rest of the season," said Arlington Head Coach Greg Dailer.

Anthony Whitis blew up for the Eagles as he threw 17 completions for 332 yards and four touchdowns. Campbell Hudson was Whitis' favorite target as he brought down five balls for 116 yards.

Arlington's pair of backs, Gabriel Green and Tallen Williams, dominated on the ground and through the air. Green and Williams combined for 17 carries for 91 yards, five receptions for 80 yards, and two touchdowns.

Andrew Hines

M-P's Jacob Mejia takes the sweep play to the outside for a first down at Arlington High School on Oct

On the defensive side of ball, Payton Bastien, Cooper Cummings and Jacob Hubbard led the Eagles. Bastien finished with the only sack of the game, a tackle for loss and a handful of solo tackles. Cummings and Hubbard grabbed both of the interceptions for Arlington in the third quarter.

Quarterback Kee-an Ballard led the Tomahawks through the air and on the ground as he had over 100 yards passing and over 100 yard rushing. He was responsible for both Marysville-Pilchuck touchdowns as rushed for one early on and threw one heading into halftime.

On defense, Bryan Sanders made the big play for the Tomahawks as he had a 43-yard interception returned into the Eagles red zone.

If you want to come out and support the Eagles, their next home game will be against the Oak Harbor Wildcats on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. Or if you want to cheer on the Tomahawks, their next home game will be against the Everett Seagulls on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.


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