First quarter recap
Sedro-Woolley opened the game with a long 13-play drive featuring four different rushers and one passing play, which the Cubs scored on. Devin Willard found Mason Elms on a fade route to the right corner of the end zone on a 4-yard pass for the first score.
Lynden’s Trent Postma rattled off a powerful 5-yard carry to open the Lions’ first drive, but a pair of incompletions forced them to punt.
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Quinten Dickman-Roppel opened the Cubs’ next drive with a 16-yard run, but they were unable to advance another 10 yards, as Lynden’s defense stopped them on a fouth-and-4, giving the ball back to the Lions on downs.
A Sterling Somers pass to Scooter Hastings and a Somers run gave Lynden its first first down of the game. From there, the drive stalled with three straight Somers incompletions, forcing Lynden to punt.
Sedro-Woolley got off a 5-yard run before the quarter ended with the Cubs holding a 7-0 lead over the three-time defending state champs.
Second quarter recap
Sedro-Woolley continued its drive from the first quarter for 10 more plays, eating up more than four minutes of clock time. The effort was fruitless, however, as the Cubs missed a 26-yard field goal to give Lynden the ball on its own 20.
The Lions used a mix of rushes and passes to advance 24 yards to their own 44 and then threw in a little trickery. Somers rolled left and pitched the ball to Hastings running the opposite direction. Hastings took a step back and launched a pass almost 50 yards downfield to Jonathan Whetnall for a touchdown.
Sedro-Woolley answered, however, with a seven-play drive for a touchdown. The Cubs overcame negative yards on a pass to start the drive, thanks to a pair of Lynden penalties totaling of 20 yards.
Lynden tried to get another score before halftime, moving downfield with a few short passes and launching a pass with time expiring from the Cubs’ 14. Sedro-Woolley’s Anthony Cann keyed in on the pass and intercepted it to end the half.
Lynden went three-and-out on its first drive of the half.
Sedro-Woolley used 10 plays and ate almost three and a half minutes of game time, but Lynden stuffed the Cubs on a fourth-and-1.
The Lions came out firing on their next drive, completing two passes for 31 yards to advance to Sedro-Woolley’s 24, but they were unable to finish the drive, as Mason Elms picked off Somers.
The Cubs capitalized on a big penalty and moved quickly downfield. Elms capped off the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run.
Lynden again tried to move the ball downfield through the air, down 21-6, but Sedro-Woolley linebacker Chad Wilburg picked off a pass on the Lions’ second play to set up the Cubs with a short field.
Quinn Carpenter punched the ball in from 6 yards to give his team a 28-6 lead.
Somers hit Jordan Wittenberg with a 32-yard pass to set up Somers’ 1-yard touchdown run to end the quarter.
Sedro-Woolley started the fourth with the ball and was unable to get moving, going backward 9 yards total before punting.
Lynden couldn’t make the most of it, though, as Carter Crosby picked off a pass on the Lions’ second play of the quarter, taking it 21 yards to the end zone to put the Cubs up 35-13.
Lynden tried to rally, as Somers dropped back to pass four times, with two incompletions, a sack and a 5-yard completion to Whetnall all the Lions could muster. The final incompletion turned the ball over on downs to the Cubs.
Starting from the Lynden 25, Sedro-Woolley put the game away, with a Quinn Carpenter 1-yard run capping the short drive.
Clark Hazlett came in at quarterback for Lynden, but was picked off by Cann on the third play of the drive.
Sedro-Woolley used eight runs for 34 yards to run the clock down and locking up the first state title in program history and ending Lynden’s hopes for a fourth-straight 2A state championship.