MARYSVILLE — Quil Ceda Stadium was the place to be as both Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck football teams faced their competition to head to playoffs in back-to-back games, on Friday, Oct. 26.
Getchell was the first to play at 5 p.m. against the Mountlake Terrace Hawks. The Chargers have made vast improvements this season compared to last, and heading to the postseason was a huge step for the second-year program.
Unfortunately for Marysville Getchell, the team fell to the Hawks in a 39-8 loss, finishing their season with a record of 4-5. Terrace came to the game with a strong offensive line, as well as running back Devante Downs, who scored each of their six touchdowns.
The Chargers avoided a shutout in the fourth quarter when Austin Miller caught a 20-yard pass from quarterback Dylan Diedrich for a touchdown, with a two-point conversion scored by Zander Seymer on another Diedrich pass.
The problem for the Chargers was one that head coach Davis Lura had warned about.
“We have opportunities where we get in the red zone but don’t put the ball across the line, and that’s what we need to work on,” he said.