Meadowdale run over by Shorecrest | Football

By David Pan | Oct 18, 2018

Meadowdale didn’t take advantage of three early potential scoring drives inside the red zone against Shorecrest.

The Scots made the Mavericks pay by taking a 24-7 halftime lead and rolling to a 52-24 victory in a Wesco 3A South football game Friday, Oct. 12, at Shoreline Stadium.

The lack of execution deep inside Shorecrest territory changed the complexion of the contest.

“It should have been 10-0 or 14-0,” Meadowdale coach Matt Leonard said. “All three possessions we came away with zero points. You can’t have that in a tight game. … Offensively we didn’t take care of it.”

Had the Scots trailed, they might have veered from their ground and pound offensive game plan and been forced to air it out. Instead, Shorecrest relied on running back Markus Selzler, who carries the ball 29 times for 278 yards and three touchdowns.

The Meadowdale defensive line struggled against the Scots.

“They just kind of leaned on us. (Selzler) is a tough kid to tackle,” Leonard said. “In general, we were nowhere near as physical as we need to be.”

Meadowdale senior running back Nate Hebert scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter, and junior quarterback Hunter Moen had a 1-yard TD run in the third quarter and threw 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mason Vaughn in the fourth quarter. Vaughn had eight catches for 151 yards.

The Mavericks (3-2 in the league, 3-4 overall) wrap up league play against league champion Snohomish (5-0, 5-2) at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Edmonds Stadium.

Meadowdale likely will earn the No. 4 seed to the district playoffs. Though the Mavericks could finish in a tie for second with Shorewood (4-2, 5-2) and Shorecrest (3-2, 4-3), both Shoreline teams hold the tiebreaker over Meadowdale.

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