Showing nimbleness on offense and a hard-nosed physical defense, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks easily sunk the visiting Sehome Mariners 49-6 in the 2016 opener for both teams Friday at Edmonds Stadium.
Six Hawks found the end zone and scored touchdowns in the rout, lead by senior Nick Fisher who had two TD runs. Andrew Blair and Garrett McDowell also had rushing touchdowns, Brandon Bach and John Jeswin each grabbed TD passes, and Layne Zuschin returned an interception for a score.
Senior Bryon Shelton, who started kicking a football in eighth grade, went 7-for-7 on PAT attempts for the night in his first chance at kicking extra points in his prep career. “For three years I didn’t even kick,” Shelton told the Sound Live Sports Network following Friday’s game, “but this year I’m kicking!”
Shelton was named the SLSN Adrenaline Fundraising Player of the Game.
The Hawks (1-0) dominated the smaller and younger Mariners (0-1) Friday night, grinding out 331 yards of total offense and earning 24 first downs; Sehome only managed 141 yards and nine first downs.
McDowell completed just three passes for Terrace, but two went for touchdowns. The senior led the team in rushing with 115 yards on 18 carries; Fisher contributed 109 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Terrace will take to the road for their next tilt, a Sept. 9 matchup with the Cedarcrest Red Wolves. Kickoff at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall is set for 7:00 p.m.
Prep Football: Sehome at Mountlake Terrace, Sept. 2
Sehome 0 6 0 0 — 6
Terrace 7 14 7 21 — 49
7:35 Andrew Blair (MTHS) 3-yard TD run; Bryon Shelton PAT kick good
10:49 Garrett McDowell (MTHS) TD pass to Brandon Bach; Shelton PAT kick good
7:01 Nick Fisher (MTHS) 1-yard TD run; Shelton PAT kick good
:28 Nic Rogers (Sehome) TD pass; Michael Mindnich PAT kick no good
2:27 Garrett McDowell (MTHS) 1-yard TD run; Shelton PAT kick good
10:33 Nick Fisher (MTHS) 13-yard TD run; Shelton PAT kick good
7:00 Garrett McDowell (MTHS) 28-yard TD pass to John Jeswin; Shelton PAT kick good
5:51 Layne Zuschin (MTHS) 38-yard interception return for TD; Shelton PAT kick good
Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-0 overall; Sehome 0-1 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Cedarcrest, Friday, Sept. 9, 7:00 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall
— By Doug Petrowski