Quarterback Nathan Ball ran for 95 yards, passed for 130 and scored four touchdowns as the Mavericks defeated Bonney Lake 41-28 Saturday to advance to the first round of the state playoffs. Now Meadowdale (7-3) will meet Lakes (8-1).
The Mavericks finished with 509 yards, including 359 on the ground.
At Edmonds District Stadium
Bonney Lake 14 7 7 0 — 28
Meadowdale 14 7 7 13 — 41
M—Nathan Ball 1 run (Brian Marty kick)
M—Giavani Shepard 47 run (Marty kick)
BL—Nathan Day 10 pass from Austin Marshall (Alex Hall kick)
BL—Markus Kaelin 5 run (Hall kick)
M—Ball 2 run (Marty kick)
BL—Tyler Babukas 6 run (Hall kick)
M—Ball 17 run (Marty kick)
BL—Babukas 83 pass from Chris Brown (Hall kick)
M—Kyler Larsen 92 pass from Ball (Marty kick)
M—Shepard 36 run (Kick failed)
I went to the game last night and was impressed with play of the underclassmen. At half I asked one of the mothers who’s son was playing why I wasn’t hearing the names of the regular senior starters. Come to find out that 6 starters were suspended for the rest of the season for rule violations on Homecoming night. This is the second time this year that players have been suspended from the football team. The first one was the day of the Edmonds/Woodway game and they were out for 4 games. As an Alumni from Meadowdale I’m disappointed by these kids. They let their teammates down and also the fans. I’m having trouble supporting a program that is out of control.
On a great note, sophmore Giavani Shepard had an excellent game with 183 yards. The defensive backs got burned a couple of times but came through when it counted.
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