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Tomahawks shut out by Spartans 34-0

 

October 25, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Tomahawks' Jacob Mejia takes the sweep to the right as he looks downfield at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Oct. 20.

In the last home game of the season the Marysville-Pilchuck football team faced the Stanwood Spartans on Oct. 20.

The Tomahawks got off to a rough start in the first quarter as they gave up a fumble to the Spartans on their opening drive. Their defense remained strong however, as they only allowed one score in the quarter. The rest of the first half was more of the same for Marysville's offense as they failed to score and allowed a total of 20 points.

In the second half Marysville-Pilchuck's defense stepped up as they forced a turnover and notched a few tackles for loss. However, the Tomahawks offense never found a groove as they gave up the ball on consecutive fumbles and an interception late in the game. With a consistent running game, Stanwood kept the pressure on for the rest of the game, walking away with the 34-0 victory.

"Our defense played pretty hard tonight, our offense didn't help us out at all with turnovers and going three-and-out. Our defense was on the field quite a bit and we asked a lot from them tonight. I liked their effort," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Brandon Carson.

Andrew Hines

Kee-an Ballard runs downfield at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Oct. 20.

On the defensive side of the ball Bryan Sanders and Joe Lawrence led the Tomahawks in their pass and run schemes. Sanders contributed heavily as he forced a turnover with his interception late in the third quarter. He also racked up a couple of tackles for loss and a handful of solo tackles. Lawrence was the strong man up the middle as he controlled the line of scrimmage and notched a large portion of tackles for Marysville-Pilchuck.

The offense was stagnant for most of the game but Kee-an Ballard did his best attacking through the air and running when he had no other option.

There are no more home games for the Tomahawks this season. But if you want to support them in their last regular season game they will be playing the Oak Harbor Wildcats at Oak Harbor High School on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m.

 

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