Riding a sizzling night from running back Jashon Butler, the Meadowdale Mavericks rolled to a fifth straight victory with a 55-28 triumph over the Lynnwood Royals Friday night at Edmonds Stadium. The convincing win brought Meadowdale’s overall record to 6-1 and 5-0 in Wesco League play.
Butler rushed 11 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns. He also shone on the defensive side of the ball, intercepting a pass and returning it 24 yards for a score to give Meadowdale a 35-14 lead from which it never looked back. Butler had touchdown runs of 31 and 67 yards in the third quarter as Meadowdale put the game away.
The Mavericks’ defense shut down Lynnwood, allowing just 14 points through three quarters. Since only scoring nine points in a season-opening loss, the Mavericks’ offense has averaged 43 points per game during its win streak. The offensive explosion proved to be too much for the Royals (4-3 overall, 2-3 Wesco).
Another star in the game was Maverick quarterback Drew Tingstad, who was impressive through the air, throwing for 255 yards and three touchdowns.
For the Royals, quarterback Alton Hammond led the team with 149 yards passing and 37 yards rushing with one touchdown. But the Royals were never able to get into any sort of rhythm on offense or defense.
A one-yard Michael Kirkman TD brought Lynnwood to within 14-7, but that was the closest the Royals would come to the Mavericks in the contest. Meadowdale led 55-14 at one point late in the third quarter. Lynnwood had two scores in the fourth quarter to account for the final score.
Meadowdale head coach Matt Leonard praised Tingstad after the game saying, “He’s really good; the fact that he’s making his reads is nice to see.”
The Mavericks look to keep their five-game winning streak alive as they take on Shorecrest (1-5 overall) Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at Shoreline Stadium.
Prep Football: Meadowdale vs. Lynnwood
Meadowdale 21 20 14 0 – 55
Lynnwood 7 7 0 14 – 28
Kela Marshall (MDHS) 5-yard TD Run (Will Schafer kick)
Haelin Roberts (MDHS) 43-yard pass from Drew Tingstad (Schafer kick)
Michael Kirkman (LHS) 1-yard run (Oscar Nunez kick)
Schafer (MDHS) 27 -yard pass from Tingstad (Schafer kick)
Jashon Butler (MDHS) 18-yard run (kick failed)
Raymond Roa (LHS) 1-yard run (Nunez kick)
Butler (MDHS) 24-yard interception return (Schafer kick)
Drew Harvey (MDHS) 26-yard pass from Tingstad (Schafer kick)
Butler (MDHS) 31-yard run (Schafer kick)
Butler (MDHS) 67-yard run (Schafer kick)
Alton Hammond (LHS) 2-yard run (Nunez kick)
James Heck (LHS) 20-yard pass from Eric Vo (Schafer kick)
Records: Meadowdale 6-1 Overall, 5-0 in Wesco League
Lynnwood 4-3 Overall, 2-3 in Wesco League
Next Meadowdale game: vs. Shorecrest, Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at Shoreline Stadium
Next Lynnwood game: vs. Everett, Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. at Edmonds District Stadium
— By Quinn Massey