BELLINGHAM - The Bellingham Red Raiders earned their first win of the football season Friday, Oct. 19, with a 28-21 victory over winless Anacortes.
Bellingham (1-7, 1-5 NWC 2A/3A) was led by Marques Reynolds, who had 95 yards rushing on 17 attempts.
Anacortes (0-8, 0-6) fought back in the second half with two straight touchdowns to catch Bellingham.
"I think that it's great after an early-season injury to come out and really show them what I have in me," Reynolds said.
Bellingham quarterback Justin Pruett, who suffered a leg injury in last week's game at Ferndale, threw for 135-yards on 16 attempts with three touchdowns.
Kyle Redmond was Pruett's favorite target for the night, hauling in three catches for 55 yards and a touchdown.
"It's good for the boys," Bellingham coach Steve Wilson said. "The boys work hard; They're a good group of guys. It's good that we got one."
Anacortes was led by running backs Derek Chase and Nick Monroe. Chase rushed 29 times for 125 yards and a touchdown, and Monroe added 121 yards on 20 carries.
Anacortes also found the endzone through the air, with quarterback Andrew Medalia hooking up with Monroe and A.J. Yost for touchdowns.
Bell 7 7 14 0- 28
Ana 7 0 7 7- 21
Anacortes-Derek Chase 3 run (Kyle Jones kick)
Bellingham-Darice Haywood 17 pass from Justin Pruett (Kaleb Smart kick)
Bellingham-Kyle Redmond 42 pass from Pruett (Smart kick)
Bellingham-Redmond 97 kickoff return (Smart kick)
Bellingham-Hayywood 13 pass from Pruett (Smart kick)
Anacortes-A.J. Yost 25 pass from Andrew Medalia (Tristen Hayes kick)
Anacortes-Medalia 6 run (Hayes kick)
First downs 25 30
Rushing Att-Yards 30-139 57-289
Comp-Att-Int 8-16-1 2-9-1
Passing yards 135 31
Penalties-yards 5-40 3-20
Fumbles-lost 1-0 2-1
RUSHING - Bellingham: Marques Reynolds 17-95, Kyle Redmond 5-25, Melvin Deal 5-18, Justin Pruett 3-1. Anacortes: Derek Chase 29-125, Nick Monroe 20-121, Andrew Medalia 2-23, Austin Drawdy 6-20.
PASSING - Bellingham: Justin Pruett 8-16-1-135. Anacortes: Andrew Medalia 2-9-1-31.
RECEIVING - Bellingham: Kyle Redmond 3-55, Melvin Deal 2-47, Darice Haywood 2-30, Nicholas Estrada 1-3. Anacortes: Nick Monroe 1-16, A.J. Yost 1-15.