The Ferndale football team had plenty of opportunities to be discouraged, but it shook off early frustrations to rout host Stanwood 55-14 in 3A Wesco North action Friday, Oct. 7.
“It was really a pretty choppy first half,” Golden Eagles coach Jamie Plenkovich said. “There were a ton of penalties in the game, and a number of them were against us in the first half – especially in the first quarter. I was happy with how resilient our guys were. A lot of things went against us in the first half, but we didn’t let it get to us.”
Instead, third-ranked Ferndale (6-0) soldiered on and scored an impressive victory.
Plenkovich said Justice Powell had a couple of “huge scoring runs to help us build some momentum,” and the Ferndale defense took care of the rest. Ben Broselle returned a Stanwood fumble for a touchdown, and James Hinson scored on two interception returns to help the Golden Eagles put the game away.
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“Defensively we were pretty good,” Plenkovich said. “They couldn’t run against us, though we did give up some passing yards.”
Ferndale next hosts Oak Harbor on Friday, Oct. 14.