MARYSVILLE — Mountain View didn’t stand a chance against Marysville-Pilchuck in a Saturday, Nov. 3, play-off game at Quil Ceda Stadium as the Tomahawks emerged victorious over the Thunder, finishing the game with a 42-7 win.
“Our offense and our defense played the best we’ve played all year,” said M-P running back Austin Joyner, who rushed for three touchdowns.
The first scoring play of the night came on a 64-yard run by Joyner to put Marysville-Pilchuck in the lead where they remained for the rest of the game, their lead growing continuously.
M-P quarterback Jake Luton ran in the second touchdown to finish out the first quarter with a 14-0 lead. But it was the second quarter of the game that proved the Tomahawks’ dominance.
Joyner rushed 19 yards for a touchdown in the beginning of the second quarter and another touchdown following a 2-yard run. The Thunder’s weak defense helped Deion Stell score the fourth touchdown of the night on an unexpected 24-yard run that had the crowd on their feet.
Running back Kacey Walker successfully ran in a touchdown from the 2-yard line at the end of the second quarter, as the team led Mountain View 42-0 going into halftime.
With such a sizable lead, the Tomahawks chose to let several players rest for the second half, while Mountain View upped their defensive ante and kept the third quarter scoreless.
The only Thunder touchdown came at the 8-minute mark in the fourth quarter, as Justin Powser caught a 50-yard pass from Luke DuChesne.
“Austin Joyner had a really great night, as well as Kacey Walker,” said M-P head coach Brandon Carson. “Our entire defense had a great night, I mean they only had 50-some yards in the first half.”
Going into the first round of the state tournament, the Tommies are really getting focused.
“We have got to play good defense and take care of the football,” said Carson.
Joyner and the rest of the team are gearing up.
“We are going to watch film and see what we need to do to be the best that we can be,” said Joyner.
The Tomahawks now face Timberline in the first round of the state tournament on Nov. 10 at South Sound Stadium in Lacey at 7 p.m. For updated schedule information, visit www.wescoathletics.com.