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Meadowdale cruises to its second straight blowout triumph
By David Pan | Oct 07, 2016
Photo by: David Pan Meeadowdale’s Jesus Hernandez runs against Shorewood during a Wesco 3A South game Friday night at Edmonds Stadium.

Meadowdale was firing on all cylinders against Shorewood.

The Mavericks dominated the Thunderbirds 42-0 in a Wesco 3A South football game Friday night at Edmonds Stadium.

Meadowdale went to the ground and the air with equal success. Senior quarterback Drew Tingstad started off the scoring with a 22-yard run and was followed by senior running back Kela Marshall, who added a 32-yard TD run. The Meadowdale air attack followed, as Tingstad threw a 62-yard scoring strike to wide receiver Will Schafer.  Another 62-yard touchdown pass followed to Haelin Roberts and Tingstad wrapped up the scoring spree with a 48-yard touchdown pass to Drew Harvey.

“In a game like this, you don’t really want to run up the score and kind of rub salt into any wound,” Meadowdale coach Matt Leonard. “They were kind of giving us some stuff and we had to take it.”

Marshall closed out the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run.

Tingstad completed 5 of 8 passes for 180 yards and ran the ball 3 times for 35 yards. Marshall had 11 carries for 132 yards.

The Meadowdale offensive line had three new faces

“We started three guys up front, who don’t normally start,” Leonard said. “I thought they did a great job for us. That was really encouraging.”

The Mavericks (3-0 in the league and 4-1 overall) is in a first place tie with Edmonds-Woodway (3-0, 3-2) in the league. Meadowdale was coming off a 41-7 victory over Mountlake Terrace.

“We didn’t win any games easily last year,” Leonard said. “Everything was a struggle. We had to fight. So it’s really nice the last two games to be able to play every single kid in the program on the sideline who works hard. … We were able to get healthy for a pretty big game next week.”

Meadowdale faces Lynnwood at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Edmonds Stadium. The Royals lost 21-18 to Edmonds-Woodway.

Friday’s win over Shorewood came during homecoming week. Leonard stressed to the players that they needed to focus on the football game amid all the distractions.

“We preached nonstop about focusing on us and our locker room and doing what we need to do,” Leonard said. “The homecoming week is centered around the football game. We’ve got to take care of our jobs in front of fans. It was a great crowd tonight.”

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