Mavericks fall to Storm | Football

By David Pan | Oct 04, 2018

A week after an emotional victory over archrival Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale came out flat against Squalicum.

The Storm pounced on the Mavericks, cruising to a 45-7 victory in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 28, at Edmonds Stadium.

Not much went right for Meadowdale (2-3 overall) and it wasn’t necessarily a huge surprise to coach Matt Leonard.

“We tried all week to motivate them, to prepare them,” Leonard said of his players. “All week it was hard to get them going.”

Meadowdale struggled on offense, turning the ball over four times, which matched the total number of turnovers the team had in its previous four games.

“We weren’t physical at the point of attack,” Leonard said. “It was a total system failure on both sides of the ball.”

The Storm took a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and then scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter to head into halftime with a commanding 35-0 lead.

Senior running back Nate Hebert scored on a 1-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter for Meadowdale’s lone score.

The Mavericks look to regroup during homecoming week with a clash against Everett at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, at Edmonds Stadium.

The Seagulls, who are coming off a 30-13 loss to Shorewood, are a run-oriented team with two talented running backs.

“Next to Capassio Cherry (of Edmonds-Woodway), they will be the two best backs that we’ve seen,” Leonard said. “They have a very physical offensive line. It’s going to be a very physical challenge to us. So far we haven’t played physical teams very well.”

Leonard is hoping the Mavericks return to the kind of play that produced dominant victories over Lynnwood (55-21) and Edmonds-Woodway (41-20).

“We really cruised in both of those games,” Leonard said. “I want to see that brand of football. … I want to see the kids get after it. The season’s on the line.”

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