Arlington gridders host M-P Friday for Wesco North title

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 1:52pm
  • Sports


Marysville-Pilchuck will play at Arlington Friday for the Wesco 3A North title after both teams won big Friday.

No matter the outcome, both teams will advance to the post-season playoffs.

M-P demolished Ferndale 42-14 while Arlington did the same to Everett 40-7.


Sophomore fullback Dylan Carson ran for 269 yards and three TDs on 21 carries to lead M-P. Carson, son of head coach Brandon, scored on runs of 7, 80 and 66 yards. Tailback Jordan Justice scored on runs of 47 and 7 yards. He had 8 carries for 80 yards. Meanwhile, MG got by Oak Harbor 20-13 Friday. The home team led 13-7 at halftime, but the visitors held them scoreless in the second half. In the meantime, Caleb Blonk scored from 6-yards out to put the Chargers ahead after the extra point in the third period. Cheron Smith scored on a 4-yard run in the fourth period, and Austin Bryon scored from 41 yards out in the first for MG. The Chargers are 2-5 and the Wildcats 1-5.


Jaden Roskelley scored on runs of 32, 20 and 3 yards for the Eagles, 6-1, in their 40-7 win over Everett Friday. Chase Petersen added a receiving score on a 15-yard pass from Trent Nobach, and Gavin Skyles scored on a 10-yard run and Holden Erken on a 51-yard run late in the game.


Cougar QB Jared Taylor threw TDs of 22 and 28 yards to Brayden Boortz in the Cougars’ 34-16 Northwest 2A Sky Division win over the Blaine Borderites Friday. Taylor added a 27-yard rushing TD for Lakewood, 6-1. Landen Pruitt scored from 5 yards and Malik Dotson from 57 yards in the rout.


Arlington is known for having a handful of powerful hitters, but now they are also showing that power from the back court. The Eagles scored easily and often on their serves in beating Marysville-Pilchuck in three straight Thursday. The Tommies were back on their heels on the defensive and never got their offense on track in losing at Arlington 25-15, 25-15 and 25-11 in a Wesco 3A match. Arlington improved its record to 10-0 while the Tommies dropped to 3-6. Arianna Bilby again led the Eagles with 16 kills and 5 digs. Emily Mekelburg added 8 kills, 2 service aces and 6 digs. Teagan Sutherland contributed 5 kills, 3 aces and 2 blocks. Taylor Pederson had 20 assists, 4 aces and 4 digs. Carly Scallan led M-P with 4 kills while Jenna Olson had 21 digs. A block by Julia Parra and aces by Bilby and Sutherland gave Arlington a 12-7 lead in the first game, and Pederson added another ace to make it 17-12. A kill by Mekelburg followed by two more by Sutherland set up match point. Parra ended it with a quick set kill. In the second game, Mekelburg served the home team to a 5-0 lead, and Bilby expanded that serving the Eagles to a 13-5 lead. A spike by Parra and a couple by Bilby ended it. Meanwhile, Stanwood beat MG 25-14, 25-19 and 25-17. Stanwood improved to 4-5 while MG dropped to 1-9. Kelsey Kolling had 6 kills and 4 digs, Kate Roberts 6 kills, 4 digs and a block, Kerragyn Heacock 4 kills and 7 digs and Hannah Holscher 15 assists and 7 digs.

In 2A, Lakewood lost 3-0 to Mount Baker.


M-P had been on a winning streak and Arlington on a losing streak, but that all changed Thursday as the Eagles beat the Tomahawks 5-2 in a Wesco 3A North matchup at Totem Middle School. The Eagles swept the singles competition with Taras McCurdie beating Parker Devereux 6-4, 6-2; Ben Nichols coming from behind to beat Carson Asper 4-6, 6-0, 6-1; Keaton McBride getting by Trae Tingelstad 6-4, 6-4; and Zack Martian defeating Davis Magee 6-2, 6-4. M-P won the first two doubles matches with Aaron Kalab-Treven Southard whipping Cooper McBride-Colby King 6-2, 6-0; and Dawson Coe-Jake Sulya getting past Nate Metcalf-Jayce Jaubert 7-5, 6-0. Eagles Ty Rusko-Aiden Green then blanked Ethan Alberts-Alex Nyblod 8-0.


Arlington beat M-P 2-1, and MG beat Stanwood by that same score Thursday in Wesco 3A games. Lakewood blanked Mount Baker 6-0 in a 2A contest.


Lake Stevens beat both home team M-P and MG Thursday in a Wesco 3A matchup. Kelsey Harris of M-P won the diving with 161.1 points. Tomahawk Katelyn Leary added a victory in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1 minute 6.56 seconds.

More in Sports

Arlington cross country teams excel at state

The Arlington Eagles placed fourth for the boys and fifth for the… Continue reading

4 locals sign to play ball in college

Arlington’s success in baseball the past few years is now showing up… Continue reading

Undefeated Arlington volleyballers need a win Thursday at M-P to make state

ARLINGTON – The Eagles girls volleyball team continued its amazing season beating… Continue reading

M-P, Lakewood both win playoff games

The Lakewood defense came up big not once but twice as the… Continue reading

Despite state loss, rookie MG girls soccer coach proud of season (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – After riding a high since winning the Northwest 3A District… Continue reading

M-P, Lakewood host state football playoff games Friday

Marysville-Pilchuck and Lakewood will host first-round state playoff game Friday. M-P plays… Continue reading

2 divers excel for Marysville

SWIMMING Two M-P divers placed second and third and two from MG… Continue reading

MG wins district soccer title, hosts state playoff game Tuesday

Marysville Getchell had already qualified for state, but just for good measure… Continue reading

M-P, Arlington, MG all win big in football

FOOTBALL Marysville Marysville-Pilchuck will play Ballard, the No. 7 seed from the… Continue reading

Most Read