Jones rushes for three TDs as Meridian tops Friday Harbor


The Meridian football team defeated Friday Harbor 32-0 on Friday, Oct. 4, at Friday Harbor in a Northwest Conference Class 1A matchup.

The Trojans got out to a quick 6-0 lead, taking that score into the second quarter. Letrez Jones added a rushing touchdown, but Meridian failed another point-after attempt to hold a 12-0 lead, which it took into halftime.

Jones scored his second touchdown of the game at the onset of the third quarter to put the Trojans well ahead of Friday Harbor, 18-0. The strong night continued for Jones as he scored his third rushing touchdown of the night, adding the PAT to take a 25-0 lead.

Bryce Garcia rounded out the scoring night for Meridian with a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter.

The Trojans (3-2, NWC 1-0) hosts Nooksack Valley on Friday, Oct. 11.

Meridian 6 6 13 7- 32

Friday Harbor 0 0 0 0- 0

First quarter

Mer - Jacob Plagerman 15 pass from Tanner Tutterrow (kick failed)

Second quarter

Mer - Letrez Jones 22 run (pass failed)

Third quarter

Mer - Jones 51 run (run failed)

Mer - Jones 3 run (Ortiz kick)

Fourth quarter

Mer - Bryce Garcia 7 run (Ortiz kick)

Mer FH

First downs 24 9

Rushing Att-Yards 50-402 25-156

Comp-Att-Int 7-14-0 4-27-1

Passing yards 119 32

Penalties-yards 5-41 2-10

Fumbles-lost 2-0 0-0

Individual leaders

RUSHING - Meridian: Tanner Tutterrow 6-6, Letrez Jones 19-231, Bryce Garcia 16-140, Cody Bachman 4-21, Kevin Castro 3-7, Jamison Hodge 2-(-3). Friday Harbor: Nathan Steenkolk 15-93, C.J. Woods 7-64, Willie Blackmon 3-(-1).

PASSING - Meridian: Tanner Tutterrow 7-12-0-119, Jamison Hodge 0-2-0-0. Friday Harbor: Woods 4-27-1-32.

RECEIVING - Meridian: Jacob Plagerman 3-28, Kyle Linderman 1-18, Sam Chamber 3-37. Friday Harbor: Amer Melic 2-23, Peter Holt 1-5, Landon Rischel 1-4.

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