Several long touchdown runs punctuated Marysville-Pilchuck’s March 19 victory at Quil Ceda Stadium.
The Tomahawks rushed for more than 400 yards in the 42-19 win against the Arlington Eagles.
“Our line was pretty good up front,” Marysville-Pilchuck coach Brandon Carson said. “We were able to move them around a little bit.”
Running back Dylan Carson scored four touchdowns and ran for 241 yards on 13 carries Friday night. Fellow running back Gaylen Grey ran for 105 yards on eight carries and one touchdown. Running back Jordan Velasquez ran for 48 yards on seven carries.
Coach Carson also highlighted the efforts of quarterback Jace Luton.
“He audibled four plays that turned out to be touchdowns for us,” Carson said about Luton.
Dylan Carson started the scoring with a 59-yard run with 9:12 to go in the first quarter. Gray added a 3-yard touchdown run with 3:28 to go in the first and Carson finished the quarter with a 49-yard run with 1:35 to go in the first.
The second quarter saw Carson score on a 2-yard run and Jay Gray score on a 14-yard run.
The Tomahawks finished the first half leading Arlington 35-0.
Marysville-Pilchuck hit the ground running on their first possession of the second half. Carson scored on a 77-yard run with 11:40 to go in the third quarter putting the Tomahawks up 42-0.
“That was pretty much it for our starters,” Coach Carson said as the starters were pulled and a running clock continued until the end of the game.
During Friday’s game and the March 12 game against Marysville Getchell, Carson ran for 484 yards.
Arlington got on the board in the fourth quarter with Spencer Fischer scoring on a 13-yard run, Ryan Gese scoring with a 47-yard fumble recovery (kick failed) and Spenser Fisher scoring on a 33-yard pass (kick failed).
“I thought our young guys played well in the second half,” Arlington head coach Greg Dailer said.
Coach Dailer said his team lost their starting quarterback Trent Nobach to injury during the first game of the season and there are five new starters on the offensive line. Michael Tsoukalas has been starting at quarterback in addition to being the starting linebacker.
Friday’s game was the first football game of the season that saw a limited number of spectators in the stands at Quil Ceda Stadium. Spectators were allowed to attend athletic games due to Gov. Jay Inslee easing pandemic restrictions.
New guidance allows for outdoor facilities with seating up to 1,600 people can operate at 50 percent capacity or 400 people, whichever is fewer, according to information from the Wesco Conference. For outdoor facilities with capacity more than 1,600 people, than they can operate at 25 percent capacity. Families of athletes were able to attend Friday’s game.
“I think to kids enjoyed it,” Coach Carson said.
Marysville-Pilchuck heads to Lake Stevens on March 26 and finishes its season at home against Stanwood on Thursday, April 1. Arlington is at home March 26 against Snohomish and finishes its season April 1 at home against Mariner.