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October 15, 2014
In what was once one of the biggest rivalries in Wesco football, The Snohomish Panthers and the Cascade Bruins faced each other for the first time in a number of years at Snohomish Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 10. In years past the Panthers and the Bruins would battle each other every year for the Wesco title, but as the conference grew the two were separated into the north (Snohomish) and south (Cascade) divisions. With restructuring of Wesco this year, the two were able face each other again, as the Panthers held the Bruin offence scoreless in a 34-2 win. Cascade’s only points were on a safety late in the third quarter. The loss was the Bruins’ third in a row. Freshman running back Keegan Stitch led the Panthers rushing for two touchdowns including a 25 yard run in the fourth quarter. Both teams have a record of 2-4 for the season.
Panther senior defensive back Boomer Vuori (29) returns a fumble recovery 32 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Cascade Bruin senior Nick Lovest (15) tries to elude a tackle from Panther senior defender Jonas Skalsky during the first-half.
October 8, 2014
The Glacier Peak Grizzlies lost their second game in a row as they were blanked 30-0 by No. 1 ranked Bellevue.
The Monroe Bearcats lost their first game of the season to Kamiak 27-23 in Everett.
The Cascade Bruins were swamped on their homecoming night, losing to Lake Stevens 52-0. The Everett Seagulls lost their game on 29-7 to Stanwood.
The Snohomish Panthers celebrated both homecoming and their first win of the season as they defeated the Mount Vernon Bulldogs 23-17 in an overtime win in Snohomish on Friday, Oct. 3. Freshman running back Keegan Stich led the Panthers' ground-dominating attack with 88 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Snohomish Panther junior outside hitter Kyla Mellick (13) reaches to slam the ball as Cascade Bruin junior Vy Nguyen goes up to block during the second set of the Panthers 3-0 win in Snohomish on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
A followup win by Snohomish two nights later allowed the Panthers to retain first place along in the Wesco 4A tied with Kamiak. The Bruins are tied for second place in the rankings.
October 1, 2014
The Glacier Peak Grizzlies found the Meadowdale Mavericks’ rushing offense a challenge as Glacier Peak was handed its first loss of the year. Down 23-5 at the half, the Grizzlies were able to corral the Maverick offense in the second half, but could only muster two touchdowns to take a 30-19 loss at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Snohomish. The Grizzlies (3-1, 2-1 league) travel to Bellevue on Oct. 3 to take on indomitable No. 1-ranked Wolverines, the reigning Wesco 3A title holders the past six years.
Grizzly junior Justin Guffey (dark jersey) tightly clutches the ball as he is hit by Meadowdale’s Malik Braxton (left) and Blake Jackson.
In other football news: The Snohomish Panthers remain winless as they were beat 41-31 by the Wesco 4A leaders Lake Stevens. The Monroe Bearcats blew out the Jackson Timberwolves 62-20 in Monroe to remain undefeated.
Snohomish Panther junior Holley Rothering (20) and Monroe Bearcat sophomore Cierra Mattern compete for the ball in the first-half of the Panthers’ 1-0 win in Monroe on Monday, Sept. 22. Rothering scored the game’s lone goal.
The Panthers (4-1-1, 4-0 league) beat Mariner 13-0 the following game to stay in a two-way tie for first place with Jackson.
The Bearcats (2-4-0) were shut out again in a following game against Jackson.
September 24, 2014
Swarmed by Monroe Bearcats, Snohomish Panther senior running back Connor Browne (white helmet, center) tries to rush more additional yardage during the first half of the Bearcats' 55-29 win in their season home opener on Friday, Sept. 19 in Monroe.
The win keeps the Bearcats (3-0) undefeated while the Panthers (0-3) have yet to win this year. In other football news the Glacier Peak Grizzlies (3-0) beat Lynnwood 30-6; Cascade (2-1) beat Jackson 41-31; Everett High (0-3) lost to Bainbridge Island 24-13.
Snohomish Panther junior Holly Rothering (20) is tripped up by Cascade Bruin sophomore Kayla Syberg during the first half of the 4A game on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Everett Memorial Stadium. Senior Kaytlin Willis led the Panthers, scoring three goals as the Panthers beat the Bruins 6-0 to improve Snohomish's season record to 2-1-1. The Bruins fell to 0-4-0.
Snohomish Panther junior Jessica Brennis (2) slams the ball over the net in front of Lake Stevens Vikings’ Syd Toler (13) during the first set of the Wesco 4A season opener for both teams on Tuesday, Sept. 16 in Snohomish. After the Panthers took the first set 25-23 the Vikings took the second and third sets. The Panthers were able to come back to win the final set and take a 3-2 win. The Panthers remain undefeated as they beat Jackson 3-2 two nights later in Mill Creek.
September 17, 2014
The Battle on Broadway, Cascade versus Everett High: The Cascade Bruins overpowered the Everett Seagulls as they beat the Gulls 38-16 to take the annual Battle of Broadway game between the cross-town schools for a third straight year. Senior running back Kejuan Coleman led the Bruins’ rushing oriented offense with 201 yards on 16 carries. Junior Andrew Sibley added 83 yards rushing in the non-conference game.
September 10, 2014
GLACIER PEAK - SNOHOMISH HIGH FOOTBALL
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