9/21/18: The Sehome football team celebrates in front of their fans following a 25-to-3 win over Blaine. PHOTO: Doug Lange
Sehome Thumps Blaine in League Opener
September 21, 2018
The Sehome football team won their first 2A NWC league game in over three years Friday. The Mariners jumped in front early and the defense dominated the Blaine Borderites in a 25-to-3 win at Civic Stadium.
Sehome got out to a 13-0 lead in the first half on a 1 yard Dylan Roberts TD run and a 4 yard TD toss from Jacob Kaepernick to Jay Travier. After giving up a field goal just before halftime, the Mariners' defense bottled up Blaine in the second half to post their first victory in a league counter since a 16-to-3 win over Anacortes back on September 19th, 2015.
"I couldn't be prouder of the kids...to come in and get our first league win in quite a while, it feels good," said Sehome head coach Kevin Beason. "We put our defense in a hole a number of times due to our failure to execute and our turnovers and they just bowed their neck and just keept us in the game the whole time."
Sehome added to their lead with two touchdowns in the 4th quarter. A Mike McClin 23 yard reception for a score and a 4 yard run into the endzone by Dawson Smith.
Roberts went for 93 yards on the ground on 19 carries. Brett Meggyesy added to his Whatcom county leading reception total with 5 catches for 36 yards.
The Sehome defense hounded Blaine QB Will McKinney all night, forcing the sophomore into throwing 2 interceptions. overall he went 14-for-29 for 96 yards.
The Borderites lone score came on a 26 yard Bryce Kamrath field goal as time expired in the 2nd quarter.
Both teams are now 2-and-2 on the year. Sehome will host Mountlake Terrace September 28th at Civic Stadium. Blaine is back at home Friday for a match-up versus Bellingham.
- Doug Lange
Sehome football coach Kevin Beason PHOTO: Doug Lange
Sehome RB Dylan Roberts (L) & WR Brett Meggysey (R). PHOTO: Tyler Anderson
PHOTO: Doug Lange