High School Football

Powell’s big runs, defense help Ferndale overcome rough start

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.

“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.

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