The fourth-ranked Ferndale football team took the lead early and ran with it, crushing Marysville-Pilchuck 49-7 in a 3A Wesco North game Friday, Sept. 30.
The Golden Eagles (5-0, 2-0) made few mistakes, scoring 21 points in each of the game’s first two quarters, while holding the Tomahawks to one first down before halftime.
“Our kids were dominant tonight,” Ferndale coach Jamie Plenkovich said. “We like coming out and starting fast, and (we) give our guys a bunch of credit for how they came out and started that game.”
In the third quarter, Marysville-Pilchuck recovered a Ferndale fumble at the Golden Eagles’ 25, setting up a five-play drive capped by Jordan Reed’s 15-yard touchdown run.
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The Golden Eagles capped the scoring with a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Four Ferndale players scored touchdowns, and eight players contributed to the Golden Eagles’ 310 rushing yards. Ferndale also passed for 102 yards.
“We had a lot of different guys touch the ball on offense and make big plays,” said Plenkovich.
STAR OF THE GAME
Ferndale’s Ben Broselle had a stellar night, rushing for two touchdowns and catching another, all in the first half. The senior totaled 11 carries for 106 yards and two receptions for 52 yards.
“It was amazing,” Broselle said. “My (offensive) line blocked perfect the whole game. (I had) huge holes (to run); it was fun.”
THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN ...
Cole Semu’s 6-yard touchdown early in the second quarter gave Ferndale a 28-0 lead.
PLAY OF THE NIGHT
Broselle set the tone with his 30-yard touchdown run less than two minutes into the game.
Ferndale next travels to Stanwood on Friday, Oct. 7.
Fern – Ben Broselle 30 run (Patrick Hegarty kick)
Fern – Broselle 6 run (Hegarty kick)
Fern – Justice Powell 32 run (Hegarty kick)
Fern – Cole Semu 6 run (Hegarty kick)
Fern – Powell 13 run (Hegarty kick)
Fern – Broselle 31 pass (Hegarty kick)
MP – Jordan Reed 15 run (Galdino Farjado kick)
Fern – Bryan Ebe 2 run (Nathan Howlett kick)
RUSHING — Marysville-Pilchuck: Kee-An Ballard 7-9, Trenton Hurst 6-32, Jordan Reed 5-48, Eian Adcock 5-(-5), Jacob Carr 5-(-7), Brandon Carr 3-9, Christian Snyder 3-8, Keith Pablo 1-6, Andy Thill 1-2. Ferndale: Ben Broselle 11-106, Cole Semu 8-49, Gadar Fox 6-28, Justice Powell 5-71, Bryan Ebe 5-24, Jaden Schwartz 3-8, Gabe Zwade 2-11, James Hinson 1-8, Logan Otway 1-5.
PASSING — Marysville-Pilchuck: Kee-An Ballard 1-3-0-8, Jordan Reed 1-1-0-24. Ferndale: James Hinson 5-9-0-102.
RECEIVING — Marysville-Pilchuck: Ryan Benneman 1-24, Eian Adcock 1-8. Ferndale: Ben Broselle 2-52, Jacob Kildall 1-35, Nathan Howlett 1-8, Justice Powell 1-7.