MOUNT VERNON, WA – In what may have been the most important and most impressive victory in head coach Herb Lehman’s three seasons at Burlington-Edison, the Tigers dominated the 109th edition of Washington State’s oldest high school football rivalry with a 38-6 victory over Mount Vernon Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.
The annual “Skagit Bowl”, as the game has been commonly known since the early 1970′s, was webcast live here at SkagitRadioSports.com, and a free replay of our webcast is available below.
From the games’ first series until in the fourth quarter when the Bulldogs’ starting offense scored against Burlington-Edison’s junior varsity defense, Mount Vernon made colossal mistakes that the Tigers took full advantage of.
The Bulldogs’ opening possession ended with a low snap to the punter that gave the Tigers the pigskin at the Bulldogs’ 18 yard line, and four plays later Burlington-Edison took a 7-0 lead on the first of two touchdown runs by junior Curtis Carlson.
With coach Lehman taking over as the Tigers’ defensive coordinator following two seasons of disappointment under a former assistant, Burlington-Edison forced five Mount Vernon turnovers, the first coming on the Bulldogs’ second possession of the game when linebacker Tarren Lautenbach’s jarring hit forced a fumble that the Tigers recovered at Mount Vernon’s 32 yard line.
It again took just four plays for the Tigers to score, as junior quarterback Dalton Schwetz connected with Hunter Jacobson on a 17-yard touchdown pass. Nate Osborn’s extra point gave Burlington-Edison a 14-0 lead, and the Tigers’ kicker capped the first half scoring with a 27-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 24-0 lead at the intermission.
Schwetz threw a strike to Tim Rush in the Mount Vernon end zone for a 13-yard, third quarter touchdown, that gave Burlington-Edison a 31-0 lead.
Trailing 38-0 late in the game, Mount Vernon quarterback Tristan Brock ran 75-yards for the Bulldogs’ only score. The Tigers’ defense allowed Brock to complete just 5-of-12 passes for 23 yards, and an interception that Burlington-Edison defensive back Rush returned for a Tiger touchdown.
With the victory, Burlington-Edison leads the series with an all time record of 59-41-9, and the Tigers avenged last year’s 27-7 loss at Mount Vernon.
Presented by Skagit Bank, the game was webcast live here at SkagitRadioSports.com, featuring former Tiger Scot Buchanan’s play-by-play and former Tiger Maury Wright adding commentary.
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