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By David Pan 

Mariner dominates Marysville-Getchell | Football


September 13, 2017

Mariner focused on the little things in its week two matchup against Marysville-Getchell.

That attention to detail produced much better results with the Marauders cruising to a 35-6 victory over the Chargers in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 8, at Quil Ceda Stadium in Marysville.

Mariner coach Mark Stewart saw the Marauders’ season-opening 34-12 loss to Oak Harbor two weeks ago as a wake-up call for his team.

“Oak Harbor is a really, really good team,” he said. “Losing has a way of making you focus on things we can improve on.”

Stewart saw better all-around execution on offense and defense.

Four different Mariner players scored touchdowns, as the Marauders jumped out to a 35-0 lead .

“We’re young. We still feel like we’re pretty talented in terms of what they can do,” Stewart said. “They’re learning to play the varsity level. We played a lot of young kids, who were just learning the week before.”

Senior quarterback Fama Tour threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to sophomore running back Amory Brown in the first quarter and Brown followed with a 2-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Sophomore running back Josiah Pesterkoff added a 23-yard touchdown run and senior running back Romelo Mangum had a 2-yard TD run in the third quarter. Toure closed out the scoring with a 2-yard scoring run later in the period.

Stewart noted that Mariner (1-1) had good success with its short passing game.

“Our backs out of the backfield were doing a great job of catching the ball,” Stewart said. “Having multiple targets helps keep people off balance. Fama did a great job of getting them the ball.”

The Mariner coach added that the Marauders still need to work on their deep passing and getting wide receivers Casteel Njau and RJ Fry more involved in the offense.

Stewart praised the Marauder defense, which had four takeaways. Njau and Roman Savchuk each picked off two Marysville-Getchell (0-2) passes.

“Four turnovers definitely were big,” Stewart said.

Mariner shut down the Chargers’ running attack, forcing Marysville-Getchell to go to the air, Stewart added.

The Marauders open league play on the road against defending league champion Lake Stevens (1-1) at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15.

Mariner’s goal is to continue executing at a high level.

“That type of situation (road game) is a big test,” Stewart said.


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