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Marysville can’t stop Edmonds Woodway on the gridiron
EDMONDS — It had to happen sometime.
A team can only go so many years without a regular season loss but, after two years, Marysville-Pilchuck lost it’s first non-loser-out postseason game Sept. 10 against Edmonds Woodway.
“We started off pretty well, but we didn’t take care of the ball and it just shows that you have to hold onto the ball to beat a good team,” said M-P coach Brandon Carson.
The Tomahawks began the non-conference game in efficient fashion, taking a 10-0 lead inside the first three minutes, but couldn’t hold onto the lead as the Warriors prevailed 42-22 at Edmonds Stadium.
The Tommies got off to almost as quick of a start as possible, on Andre Pina’s 80-yard touchdown run straight up the middle on the first play from scrimmage.
On the ensuing kickoff, kicker Kyle Bluhm placed a pooch kick in no-man’s land in the Warriors’ return team and junior Cody House slid in to recover it.
It was then the Edmonds scored 21 consecutive points behind the multi-talented Zack Berg, who finished with five touchdowns.
“I thought we did alright with him, but not as well as we needed to,” Carson said. “He scored a lot, but it’s easier when we give away the ball around the 30 to score touchdowns.”
Despite getting 253 yards from Pina, the Tommies struggled to score, having a number of drives halted just short of the goal line. As a result, Bluhm finished with three field goals on the night.
Carson said he was happy with his team’s effort, as they fought back and were close to making the game within one score in the fourth quarter, but weren’t able to convert.