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By David Pan 

Warrior offense mixes it up in 48-0 rout over Seagulls | Football


Last updated 10/25/2018 at Noon

It’s no secret that Edmonds-Woodway likes to run the ball.

But against an Everett team with a strong defensive line, the Warriors decided they needed to loosen things up by throwing the ball.

The strategy worked better than expected as three quarterback combined to throw three touchdown passes and senior running back Capassio Cherry ran for three TDs in Edmonds-Woodway’s 48-0 victory over the Seagulls in a Wesco 3A South football game Friday, Oct. 19, at Everett Memorial Stadium.

“We’ve been working on our pass blocking all week,” Cherry said. “We run the ball a lot. So why not pass? They’re not expecting us to pass.”

The Warriors’ ground game produced two touchdowns in the first quarter with Cherry scoring on a 1-yard run and Ben Grimes running for an 8-yard TD.

The Warriors’ air attack then took over in the second quarter. Reed Carr threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marcus Dilworth and then Patrick Norton connected with Dilworth on a 98-yard score.

Those two TDs helped loosen up the line and allowed Cherry to run 92 yards for his second touchdown to give the Warriors (3-3 in the league, 3-5 overall) a 35-0 halftime advantage.

“My guard made a perfect block on the end,” Cherry said. “I found a seam and I just turned it on.”

Cherry added a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Cruze Cowgill threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Charm Pommachan in the fourth quarter.

The victory was the Warriors’ third in their last four contests. The team’s success is a testament to the players’ determination after a 0-4 start to the season.

“They’re seeing some pay value for their hard work,” Edmonds-Woodway coach John Gradwohl said. “When you’re not in the playoffs and you’ve lost four games in a row, it’s not that easy to go to practice and work hard. So I’m real proud of them.”

Cherry finished with 228 yards on 19 carries with three touchdowns. Dilworth caught three passes for 127 yards and two TDs.

The Warrior defense limited the Seagulls (1-5, 1-7) to only 36 yards on the ground and 63 yards through the air.

Edmonds-Woodway hosts Marysville-Pilchuck at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, at Edmonds Stadium.

Gradwohl is hoping the senior class continues to finish strong.

“Then obviously we want to build some momentum going into next year,” he added. “More kids are getting experience. Winning is better than losing. You just want to keep getting better.”


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