The opening kickoff set the tone for the Lynden football team, as the Lions rolled to a 56-20 Northwest Conference win over Anacortes Friday at Lynden High School.
Eric Martin-Mann received the kick and raced through Seahawk defenders en route to a touchdown. Martin-Mann was the only one of seven Lynden players to score twice in the game as the Lions spread the ball around. Quarterback James Marsh had four of Lynden’s eight touchdowns.
Lynden didn’t turn the ball over or need to punt all game, something coach Blake VanDalen chalked up to the play oh his offensive line.
“They allowed us to run and pass it effectively,” VanDalen said. “They deserve the lions’ share of the praise, no pun intended.”
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Martin-Mann’s second touchdown was on a video game-like run in which the junior looked like he would be swallowed up along the sideline but used a “Madden spin move” to turn back inside and leap across the goal line.
“He probably had our most dynamic scores of the night,” VanDalen said.