Marysville-Pilchuck avenges defeat against Edmonds-Woodway, 35-20
Marysville-Pilchuck ran the ball up and down the Quil Ceda Stadium turf at will against the Warriors, eventually running off with a 35-20 WesCo 4A crossover victory. The Tomahawks did not throw a pass in the game and ran the ball a total of 59 times for 500 yards.
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MARYSVILLE — Ironically, Marysville-Pilchuck's rematch victory over Edmonds-Woodway on Friday night will keep the Tomahawks from getting a chance at an even bigger revenge.
Marysville-Pilchuck ran the ball up and down the Quil Ceda Stadium turf at will against the Warriors, eventually running off with a 35-20 WesCo 4A crossover victory.
The Tomahawks, thus, enter the preliminary round of the state playoffs one weekend from now as the WesCo's No. 3 seed. That earns Marysville-Pilchuck its first-ever playoff home game — against SPSL South No. 3 Bethel on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.
Had the Tomahawks lost to Edmonds-Woodway for a second time, they would have earned a date with SPSL North No. 2 Auburn, the team that beat Marysville-Pilchuck in the preliminary round a year ago.
"We were playing for something big," Tomahawks coach Brandon Carson said. "We've had opportunities in the past to host games, but haven't gotten it done."
By beating the Warriors, Marysville-Pilchuck avenged a Week 2 loss — a game in which the Tomahawks turned the ball over five times and Edmonds-Woodway running back Zach Berg accounted for six touchdowns during a 42-22 rout.
"It was on our mind," said Tomahawks quarterback Tylor Klep, who had 142 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 19 carries.
Berg did his part again for Edmonds-Woodway, keeping the Warriors close. Berg scored all three Edmonds-Woodway touchdowns, the last with 8 minutes, 54 seconds to go in the third quarter to close the gap to 21-20.
But Marysville-Pilchuck responded on the very next drive, taking it 79 yards on nine plays for a touchdown.
Edmonds-Woodway, the WesCo No. 4 seed, will travel in a week to face Auburn.
The Tomahawks did not throw a pass. They ran it 59 times for 500 yards.
Four players went over 100 yards. Klep had his 142, Tyler Thompson ran it 16 times for 132, Cody House had 12 carries for 111 yards, and Kyle Miller rushed 10 times for 105.