Moen throws 5 TDs to lead Meadowdale past Lynnwood | Football

By David Pan | Sep 20, 2018

Meadowale bounced back in a big way.

Coming off a disappointing 38-7 loss to Shorewood a week earlier, the Mavericks jumped on district rival Lynnwood early, scoring three touchdowns in the first quarter en route to a 55-21 victory in a Wesco 3A South football game Friday, Sept. 14, at Edmonds Stadium.

Junior quarterback Hunter Moen completed 14 of 26 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns to five different receivers.

Coach Matt Leonard liked that Meadowdale got off to a strong start against the Royals, a sharp contrast to what happened against the Thunderbirds.

“It was really important,” Leonard said. “I think last week for whatever reason we didn’t show Shorewood the respect they deserved. We couldn’t really get it going. Once they got the momentum, we couldn’t really right the ship. It was important to come out and hit the gas pedal.”

Moen threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Cutter Buchea to start out the game. Senior running back Nate Hebert followed with a 1-yard touchdown run and Moen then connected on a 28-yard TD pass to Justin Jackson.

After Lynnwood cut the lead to 21-7, Moen found Tyler Gibson on a 55-yard scoring strike and then threw an 8-yard TD pass to Mason Vaughn as the Mavericks took a 35-7 halftime lead.

“Hunter had a really good game,” Leonard said. “But just in general we played great. The effort was there. The receivers were working on getting down field. We blocked well.”

Moen found Ray Free on a 68-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Baboucarr Sowe added a 6-yard TD run later in the quarter and Jaiden McCormick closed out the scoring.

The Meadowdale defense tackled better, was more physical and stopped the run at the point of attack, Leonard said.

After the Shorewood loss, Leonard challenged his players to improve their play and the Mavericks responded.

“We wanted the kids to commit to getting better,” Leonard said.

Meadowdale takes on district rival Edmonds-Woodway in the annual Jam the Stands game at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at Edmonds Stadium. The Warriors have dropped their first three contests, including a 34-7 loss to 4A state runner-up Woodinville last week.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.