Edmonds-Woodway outgunned by Marysville-Pilchuck | Football

By David Pan | Nov 01, 2018

The Edmonds-Woodway offense definitely is hitting its stride.

Following a seven-touchdown explosion in last week’s 48-0 rout over Everett, the Warriors matched that TD total against Marysville-Pilchuck.

The only problem is that the Tomahawks out-scored Edmonds-Woodway, putting up eight touchdowns and a field goal to prevail 59-47 in a wild Wesco 3A football game Thursday, Oct. 25, at Edmonds-Stadium.

The Warriors (3-6 overall) took a 40-38 lead into the fourth quarter but saw Marysville-Pilchuck score three touchdowns to secure the victory.

“We couldn’t stop them and they stopped us once,” Edmonds-Woodway coach John Gradwohl said.

Senior running back Capassio Cherry rushed for 305 yards on 25 carries and scored six touchdowns. He had TD runs of 53, 5, 42, 53, and 58 yards and also returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score.

As successful as he has been on the field this season, Gradwohl really appreciates Cherry’s impact on his teammates.

“He’s such a great leader for us,” Gradwohl said. “He’s been on some good teams. This is not one of the better teams record-wise. He’s doing what needs to be done to be a leader.”

Edmonds-Woodway took a 21-7 lead in the first quarter on Cherry’s two TDs and a 44-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Reed Carr to senior wide receiver Marcus Dilworth. Carr completed 4 of 8 passes for 120 yards.

The Tomahawks scored two TDs and kicked a 32-yard field goal to head into halftime trailing 27-24 at halftime. The two teams each scored two touchdowns in the third quarter.

“Things have been going well,” Gradwohl said of the Warriors’ prolific offense. “We’re moving the ball around a little bit. Cap has been carrying the load. We’re throwing the ball in key situations and spreading it out.

“The defense has been a little hot and cold.”

The Warriors shut out Everett a week earlier prior to Thursday’s loss.

Marysville-Pilchuck was 8 out of 11 in third down attempts and also 2 of 3 on fourth down. A stop by the Warriors on some critical plays might have resulted in a different result.

“When we needed to make a play, the defense wasn’t able to make the play,” Gradwohl said. “We had guys out of spots. They took advantage of that.”

Edmonds-Woodway stopped the Tomahawks on their first drive, but Marysville-Pilchuck made some adjustments.

“The longer they played, the better they got,” Gradwohl said.

Edmonds-Woodway wraps up the regular season against Jackson at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, at Edmonds Stadium.

“We’re just trying to keep getting better and create some memories for the seniors at this point,” Gradwohl said.

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