With points scored by both their offense and their defense, the Snohomish Panthers put together a complete performance to defeat the Meadowdale Mavericks 58-14 in a 3A Wesco League South Conference game played Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish.
The Panthers built up a 30-0 lead before the Mavericks could mount any offensive threat of their own. Meadowdale did get on the scoreboard in the last minute of the first half on a Hunter Moen 53-yard touchdown pass to teammate Smuel Lybeer. But any hope of a comeback was squashed as Snohomish scored 28 points in the third quarter to send the game into a “mercy rule” running clock scenario.
Moen figured into both of Meadowdale’s scoring plays — and two scores by the Panthers. The senior tallied a 20-yard rushing touchdown for the Mavs midway through the third quarter, but was also tackled in his own end zone in the first quarter for a Snohomish safety. And on the last play of the third quarter he threw an interception to the Panthers’ Caden Keithley, who returned it 30 yards for a Panthers TD.
The loss dropped Meadowdale’s Wesco League record to 4-2, 5-3 overall, and to third place in the final standings of the South Conference. The Mavs will next play Arlington Friday, Nov. 1; 7 p.m. at Arlington High School, in a “crossover” game to help determine seeding for the district round of the 3A State Football Playoffs that begin on Nov. 8.
Prep Football: Meadowdale at Snohomish, Oct. 25
Meadowdale 0 7 7 0 — 14
Snohomish 16 14 28 0 — 58
First quarter scoring:
6:58 — Kyden Gaffney (Snohomish) 3-yard TD run; Kyler Hammer PAT kick good
5:15 — Hunter Moen (Meadowdale) tripped up in own end zone for Snohomish safety
4:05 — Silas Strehle (Snohomish) 7-yard TD run; Kyler Hammer PAT kick good
Second quarter scoring:
7:38 — Tyler Larson (Snohomish) 1-yard TD run; Kyler Hammer PAT kick good
3:27 — Joshua Vandergriend (Snohomish) 5-yard TD run; Kyler Hammer PAT kick good
:51 — Hunter Moen (Meadowdale) 53-yard TD pass to Samuel Lybeer; Cole Sargent PAT kick good
Third quarter scoring:
6:59 — Tyler Larson (Snohomish) 1-yard TD run; Kyler Hammer PAT kick
5:30 — Hunter Moen (Meadowdale) 20-yard TD run; Cole Sargent PAT kick
2:54 — Silas Strehle (Snohomish) 38-yard TD pass to Jacob Brandvold; Kyler Hammer PAT kick good
:21 — Silas Strehle (Snohomish) 8-yard TD pass to Jervin Villena; Kyler Hammer PAT kick good
:00 — Caden Keithley (Snohomish) 26-yard interception return for TD; Kyler Hammer PAT kick good
Records: Meadowdale 4-2 in 3A Wesco League South Conference, 5-3 overall; Snohomish 5-3 in 3A Wesco League South Conference, 5-3 overall
Meadowdale next game: versus Arlington; Friday, Nov. 1; 7 p.m. at Arlington High School
— By Doug Petrowski