Edmonds-Woodway slams Hawks | Football

By David Pan | Oct 19, 2017
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Tyler McAtee closes in on Mountlake Terrace quarterback Jesse Martineau during a Wesco 3A South game at Edmonds Stadium.

Edmonds-Woodway moved a step closer to a possible league title.

The Warriors beat up on district rival Mountlake Terrace 45-0 in a Wesco 3A South football game Thursday, Oct. 12, at Edmonds Stadium.

Edmonds-Woodway remains in sole possession of first place in the Wesco 3A South with a 4-0 league record and a 6-1 overall mark. Snohomish (3-1, 4-3) and Everett (3-1, 5-2) are tied for second. The Warriors beat the Seagulls 44-13 earlier in the season. Edmonds-Woodway hosts Snohomish in the final regular season game on Friday, Oct. 27, at Edmonds Stadium. The Panthers’ only loss of the season was 38-14 to Everett.

It took a little while for the Edmonds-Woodway offense to get rolling against the Hawks, who forced the Warriors to kick a field goal midway through the first quarter. Jackson Car booted a 37-yarder to give his team a 3-0 lead.

Edmonds-Woodway then scored touchdowns on four of its next five drives to head into halftime with a 31-0 lead. Senior quarterback Reilly Chappell threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jaro Rouse for the Warriors’ first TD at the 3:16 mark of the first quarter.

Junior running back Capassio Cherry followed with TD runs of 5, 4 and 9 yards. Cherry finished with 146 yards on 21 carries.

Cherry added a 9-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Running back Kelly Jackson closed out the scoring with a 26-yard touchdown run at the 3:40 mark of the third quarter.

Mountlake Terrace (1-3, 4-3) ran an effective blitz and was taking away the sweep early on. Gradwohl and his staff decided to counter by running a two back set so that the Warriors could have an extra blocker.

“We did some more stuff off tackle,” Gradwohl added. “It was a better place to run and it worked. … We didn’t throw that much. But we did it enough to keep them on their heels.”

Chappell completed 4 of 5 passes for 84 yards. Rouse caught two passes for 60 yards and one touchdown and Cherry had two receptions for 24 yards.

Jackson ran for 46 yards on three carries. Dominic Lawrence rushed for 59 yards on four carries and Noah Becker had 49 yards on three carries.

Gradwohl was pleased with his defense’s performance. The Hawks’ passing game has been effective this season, Gradwohl noted. The Warriors’ secondary limited Mountlake Terrace to only 49 yards through the air. The Hawks’ ground game generated only 16 yards.

Edmonds-Woodway takes on Shorecrest (1-3, 4-3) at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, at Shoreline Stadium.

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