Warriors roughed up by Grizzlies | Football

Inexperience proves costly for Edmonds-Woodway in 52-0 loss
By David Pan | Sep 06, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Ben Grimes runs against Glacier Peak.

A young Edmonds-Woodway football team found out what it’s like to go up against an experienced, battled-tested playoff squad.

Glacier Peak dominated the Warriors on both sides of the ball in a 52-0 rout in a nonconference game Friday, Aug. 31 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish.

Glacier Peak senior quarterback Ayden Ziomas took full advantage of the Edmonds-Woodway’s inexperience. Ziomas shredded the Warriors’ secondary, completing 24 of 28 passes for 387 yards and five touchdowns. Ziomas also ran 13 times for 63 yards and one touchdown.

The Warriors mustered only 29 total yards of offense.

“Our inexperience truly showed,” Edmonds-Woodway coach John Gradwohl said. “I think we only have three returners from last year. … Some young kids did step up and played hard and gave a great effort.”

Gradwohl praised the play of junior linemen Anthony Woo and Clifton Montgomery and running back/linebacker Ben Grimes.

“Glacier Peak is a very good program. They were hitting on all cylinders and took advantage of our inexperience,” Gradwohl said.

Glacier Peak jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter before some fans had even settled into their seats.

The Glacier Peak defense was just as impressive as the offense. The Grizzlies limited first-team, all-league senior running back Capassio Cherry to only 50 yards on 12 carries.

Edmonds-Woodway opens league play against Shorecrest at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7 at Edmonds Stadium.

The focus at practice this week is shoring up the line.

“We might move some guys around,” Gradwohl said. “We’re going to try and put kids in a better position.”

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