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By David Pan 

Grizzlies slam Bruins 57-6 | Football


Last updated 10/5/2018 at Noon

Glacier Peak is peaking at the right time.

Ahead of this week’s key matchup against defending league champion Lake Stevens, the Grizzlies are coming off back-to-back dominating victories over Cascade and Kamiak.

Glacier Peak cruised to a 57-6 victory over the Bruins Friday, Sept. 28, and previously routed Kamiak 68-13 in Wesco 4A football action.

“We’re clicking on all cylinders,” Glacier Peak coach Nick Bender said.

But that doesn’t mean the Grizzlies are ignoring potential areas of concern. Glacier Peak turned the ball over twice against Cascade – an interception and a fumble.

“Those were completely preventable,” Bender said. “It’s a matter of cleaning that up.”

Senior quarterback Ayden Ziomas completed 15 of 24 passes for 212 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 105 yards on six carries and scored two TDs.

The Bruins played a lot of man defense, Bender said, and that allowed Ziomas opportunities to run the ball.

“Our offense takes what’s given,” Bender added. “That’s what was available that particular Friday night.”

Senior Corbin Ferrie rushed for 102 yards on six carries and scored one touchdown and senior Evan Mannes caught seven passes for 87 yards and two touchdowns.

Bender praised his defense’s performance against two teams that liked to run the ball.

“Our defense for the most part is playing pretty sound football,” he said. “We were going two teams that run heavy. I was wondering how we would handle it physically. We handled it pretty well.”

Senior defensive linemen Jacob Derks and Ma’ake Fifita are leading the defense in tackles.

“They seem to be doing their jobs pretty darn well,”

Glacier Peak (3-0 in the league, 5-0 overall) travels to Lake Stevens (3-0, 5-0) for a 7 p.m., Oct. 5 clash that will leave one team atop of the league standings.

The Grizzlies have lost the last two games to the Vikings but appear to match up well this season.

Bender predicts the winner will be the team that controls the line of scrimmage.

“We both have strong offensive and defensive lines,” he said.

Glacier Peak 68, Kamiak 13

Senior quarterback Ayden Ziomas and the Glacier Peak offense were on target against an overmatched Kamiak squad.

Ziomas completed 13 of 14 passes for 266 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Grizzlies to a win over the Knights in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Sept. 21, at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Senior running back Caelan Briggs carried the ball 10 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns and senior wide receiver Evan Mannes had five catches for 133 yards and three touchdowns.

The Grizzlies outgained the Knights 609 yards to 254 and had a 28-11 edge in first downs. Glacier Peak’s defense forced four Kamiak turnovers, while the Grizzly offense did not turn the ball over.


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