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Game Story: Vikings Crush Mariner 48-0 on Homecoming
Lake Stevens D holds Mariner to three total yards over final 3Q, Vikings move to 5-2
After a slow start (31 total yards, one first down, no points in the first quarter) Lake Stevens came alive to crush Mariner 48-0 the rest of the way, pleasing a big Homecoming crowd last Friday night.
Lake's total domination after the first quarter is manifest in the stats of the final three quarters: LS 310 total yards, Mariner TWO total yards. Final game totals were LS 207 rushing yards, Mariner MINUS 15 yards. And LS 134 yards passing, Mariner 42 yards.
Lake's physical domination saw a dozen different Viking defenders combine for 34 plays in which Mariner was held for minus or zero yardage.
The first play of the second quarter was Kolton Matson's 52-yard TD pass to Cassidy Bolong-Banks. Macray Flanders converted the PAT kick.
That opened the floodgates for a 28-point second quarter for the Vikings, including Jayden Limar TD runs of 16 and 70 yards, and LaPlaunt's 14-yard TD pass to Isaac Redford.
Halftime Homecoming festivities were highlighted by the annual "Run of the Giant Stolen Chicken."
As for the football game, Lake Stevens took off in the second half where the first half ended, scoring three more touchdowns: Limar's five-yard run, QB Kolton Matson's 12-yard scramble, and, finally, Esteban Sedano's four-yard run.
Limar finished with 137 net yards in 11 carries for three touchdowns in less than three quarters of participation.
Mason Turner had 13 tackles for Lake, bringing his team-high season total to 65. He also made, or shared, two quarterback sacks. The Viking sack parade also included Joe McGinnis, Ashten Hendrickson, Cole Becker and Micah Avery.
Other Viking kudos go to Redford (a pass interception), Bolong-Banks (49 and 33 yard punt returns), and Quinton Berry (25-yard punt return).