A month after allowing 70 points to South Delta, the Squalicum defense did the unthinkable and held Snohomish to 13 points Saturday night en route to a 21-13 non-league win.
Squalicum’s defense set the tone as it followed a forced turnover on downs on Snohomish’s first possession with an interception by Martin on the next.
Snohomish didn’t get its first points until 4:24 left in the game when quarterback Langdon Orgill lobbed a pass to Tristin Harmston who took the ball 75 yards for the score. The Storm then responded with its own Spencer Lloyd touchdown to put the Storm up 21-7. Snohomish added another score to give it 13 points, but the Storm ran out the clock from there.
Squalicum played without star senior running back Triston Smith and his 14 rushing touchdowns. Lloyd and Ja’Lique Martin split snaps at quarterback as Squalicum broke out its entire offensive repertoire with deception in the backfield. In last week’s 21-20 loss to Oak Harbor, Lloyd threw a touchdown pass to Ja’Lique Martin, who had a touchdown pass of his own to Jose Hernandez.
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After a scoreless first quarter, Squalicum came roaring out to start the second half. The Storm capped a long drive with a 16-yard touchdown pass from Martin to Dedrick Mitchell.
In the second quarter, Squalicum turned to sophomore wide out Devante Powell in the backfield for some much needed first downs. Two long runs with two minutes left led to a 45-yard field goal attempt by Alex Everett that came up just short. The Storm went into halftime leading 7-0.
The Storm waited until 9:25 left in the fourth quarter to strike again when Lloyd found Martin on a 33-yard touchdown pass to put Squalicum up 14-0.