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l T I T I x l Last Friday’s home field 41-20 win over Snohomish was a lake Nelson highlight reel from start to finish. The seniorViking QB is having that kind of a season, ac— counting in just four games for 300 net yards rushing and 894 yards passing and 16 total touchdowns. Nelson and Lake (4-0) face their biggest test of the season so far this Friday at Arlington (4—0) in one of the most highly-_ anticipated Showdowns in years. ‘The Wesco North title will prob- ably be on the line when the two teams, who have combined for more than 2000 passing yards and are averaging 45 points per game each, collide. Lake rang up 552 net yards and 23 first downs against Sno— homish as theVikings rolled with ease through the Panther de- . .fensepuminsnotevononoe. . . Still, the Panthers, who were able on a few occasions to exploit the undersized Viking defensive line, made a game of it for most of the first half. Snohomish, in fact, initially put a scare into the Vikings, scoring early in the game to take the lead. Devin Guy sacked Panther QB Mitchell Stewart on the game's first play from scrimmage, but two plays later Stewart con- nected with Riley Zerhire for a 16—yard completion, followed by Peter St. Marie's 32—yard draw and another two plays later St. Marie’s 24—yard TD run through the left side of the Viking line. Mitchell Melander’s PAT made it 7—0 Panthers at 9:27. It took Nelson two plays to even‘ up the score, via a 12-yard completion to Quincy Carroll and a 39-yard TD pass to Brady Pahukoa. Tanner Sellars' PAT knotted the score at 7-7 at 8:44. Snohomish’s next possession went three-and-out thanks to Korey Young’s sack of Stewart. Lake took over following the punt on its own 33 and this time it required a dozen plays for Nelson to navigate his team to the go-ahead score. Nelson completed four of five passes during the drive, the longest one 12 yards to Ryan Enyeart, leading to an eight—yard Nelson TD run on a draw in which he scored . untouched:,,14t7 Lakfiial15290f the first quarter. AViking penalty denied Nel- son a 74-yard TD pass to Shae Giddens at the outset of the second quarter and Lake sub— sequently turned over the ball on two of its next four offensive plays (a Pahukoa fumble follow- ing a reception and a Nelson interception). In between those two turnovers Juan Delgado blocked Isaac Meyer’s attempted 34-yard field goal at 4:53 of the second quarter. Nelson’s 45- yards poel Vikings over MIKE ANDERTOII I PURPLE & GOLD PIGSKIN CONTRIBUTING WRITER Snohomish took full advan- tage of the rare Nelson turnover. A 15—yard personal foul penalty was tacked on to Garrett Stitch’s interception, giving Snohomish a first down on the Viking 14. Two plays later Russell Crippen romped untouched down the middle for a 12-yard TD. 14—14 with 4:42 left in the half. 0n Lake’s third play from scrimmage after that Nelson raced around the right side for a 54-yard TD, his fourth long scin- tillating scoring run of the season thus far. . 21-14 at 3:14. Christian Gasca’s intercep- tion and 16—yard return to the Viking 35 with 45 seconds left in the half set up another Viking score. Nelson hit on four of five passes sandwiched around a 20-yardiLS'holding penalty, the last two completions to Gasca GRANITE FALLS CUSTOMER RAILROAD Photo by Kathy Haun Stag! Eahnkoaiwithball).racespastwoulddze tacklers as the Vikings cruised to a 41-20 victory ahead of a week five showdown with fellow unbeaten Arlington. See more photos online at for 11 and 45 yards, the latter giving Lake first and goal from the five. Rather than risk time running out Lake opted for a successful Sellars 22-yard field goal which gave the home team a 24-14 halftime lead. Lake blew the game open SEE FOOTBALL 0N PAGE Guns get hosed at first annual sOftball game Fire Chief Dave Lingenfelter throws the first pitch. For more Donations poured in to help food bank, photos visit Index “' Opinion ............... .......... .. 2 Church ............................. ..4 Calendar. .......................... ..9 Classifieds... 1 * "lake Stevens High Vikings battle for gets solar power . This fall LSHS will be getting green power through a PUD grant from the Plant Power Program. ' The programwill also offer renewf ‘ able energyeducafisn . . Photo by Laana Larsen - BY PAM STEVENS I MANAGING EDITOR Let’s just say that the Lake Ste- vens Fire District was on fire on Saturday at Cavelero Mid High School as theyplayed Lake Stevens Police in the first annual Guns and Hoses softball game to help the Lake Stevens Food Bank and the lake Stevens Family Center. Spectators were asked to bring a box of macaroni and cheese for the food bank or a new, un- wrapped toy that ,will go to the Lake Stevens Family Center to use for Christmas gifts and bring them they did. Not only did the teams collect 222 food items but they also col- lected 345 toys and over $75 in Wesco against Arlington Undefeated conference rivals LS. and Arlington square off this Friday at Arlington at 7 pm. See continued mama for n . :2: Lake Stevens Family Center cash all in an effort to help those in need in Lake Stevens. In return, those in attendance had a great time watching our 10— cal police and firefighters swing and run around the bases with- smiles on their faces. The afternoon started with the singing of the National Anthem by Lake Stevens High School sophomore Ellie White. Soon the guys were on the field and ready to start the game. The crowd started cheering as soon as the first pitch was thrown. ‘ Police Chief Randy Celori and Fire Chief Dave Lingenfelter pitched for their respective teams. With a few walks and a lot of homeruns, mostly by the fire celebrtates In a big way The Lake Stevens High School Class of 1986 celebrated their 25 year reunion with a few es- sentials; 80’s music and the in- district boys, everyone was in for a great evening. The best part was being able to help out those in Lake Stevens who might need a little pick—me-up. “Both the food bank and the Family Center are excellent causes," Lake Stevens Fire Chief Dave Lingenfelter said. “I’ll do that anytime!” The fire district beat the police department 32-12, but according to Lake Steven Police Chief Randy Celori, that was how it was sup— posed to be. “We let the fire department win so they’ll come back next year," he said with a big smile on his face. Celori, who plays in the Aquaf~ est Celebrity Softball game each summer, initiated the game after recalling the years he served in the SEE SOFT BALEON PAGE I2 implemented In LS. If you ever have a hard time crossing the road in high traffic areas in Lake Stevens, you’ll love the new pedestrian flag program. Page: ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ , ,, ,