The Mount Baker football team defeated Cedarcrest 56-0 on Friday, Sept. 27, at Cedarcrest.
Izaiha Schwinden got the Mountaineers' offense started with a 5-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Liam Short added a 4-yard run, and quarterback Andrew Zender connected with Seth Bass for a 36-yard touchdown to spot Mount Baker a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
"We came out and got it going, running the ball well," Mount Baker coach Ron Lepper said in a phone interview.
Schwinden busted out for a 46-yard touchdown run to open the second half. Schwinden ended the night with 207 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries.
"The offensive line did a nice job of getting off the blocks," Lepper said.
Short added to the Mountaineers' potent running game, finishing the contest with 93 yards and two touchdowns on five carries.
Defensively, Mount Baker was able to force four Cedarcrest turnovers.
A big moment in the game came within the final two minutes of the first half. Mount Baker's defense was back against its own end zone. The Mountaineers, though, managed a goal-line stand, turning Cedarcrest over on downs and promptly marching 96 yards in less than two minutes to score on a Schwinden 1-yard run before the half.
Zender finished the game 4 of 4 throwing for 70 yards and one touchdown. Bass led the receiving corps with 71 yards and two touchdowns on three receptions.
Mount Baker 21 28 7 0- 56
Cedarcrest 0 0 0 0- 0
MB-Izaiha Schwinden 5 run (Alex Tyska Kick)
MB-Liam Short 4 run (Tyska Kick)
MB-Seth Bass 36 pass from Andrew Zender (Tyska Kick)
MB-Schwinden 46 run (Tyska Kick)
MB-Bass 29 pass from Balyn Jacoby (Tyska Kick)
MB-Short 22 run (Tyska Kick)
MB-Schwinden 1 run (Tyska Kick)
MB-Schwinden 7 run (Tyska Kick)