Shorecrest Scots wrap up an exciting win against division rival Everett

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Coach Brandon Christensen crouches on the sideline
during the Shorecrest - Everett game on Friday
Photo by Rob Oxford

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WesCo South 3A Football
9-14-18 at Shoreline Stadium
Shorecrest 27 - Everett 21
Overall SC 3-0

Football coaches talk about "facing adversity"... a lot. They also talk about "stepping up to the challenge" and "giving it 120%." Another popular phrase for many is "next man up." So far this season the Shorecrest Scots have met and handled all that has been thrown their way. Currently sitting at 3 - 0, they played host to the Everett Seagulls Friday night at Shoreline Stadium and again started out strong.

Eladio Fountain congratulates Sammy Seliga
Photo by Rob Oxford

The first score came early when Everett was forced to punt and a bad snap pinned them back near their own 20 yard line. QB Eladio Fountain then hooked up with WR Sammy Seliga for the junior quarterback's first of four touchdowns. Soon after Fountain would tack on 53 of his total 299 yards with another strike to Seliga putting the Scots up 14 - 0.

Antonio Stillwell had another big game for Shorecrest, hauling in four passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and despite a much bigger offensive line (at least on paper), the Scots defense applied plenty of pressure, allowing the likes of Marcus Selzler and sophomore Elyjah Shultz to record sacks, while Cole Francis and Robbie Oxford teamed up to record 1/2 a sack apiece. 

Elyjah Shultz records a sack
Photo by Rob Oxford

The Scots secondary again showed that they have the ability to smell passes that have been left floating in the air just a little too long. Sammy Seliga snatched two passes from Everett's QB, exhibiting some fancy footwork as he took the ball back up field and Gavin MacFarlane had one interception and the opportunity for a second if he'd been able to find the handle on the football.

Late touchdowns by both teams would send them into the locker rooms at the half with Shorecrest up 20 - 7.

RB Cyris Filoteo, who has yet to reach the end zone, was held to 42 yards on the ground after 17 carries and with five games remaining on the regular season schedule, the odds of eventually breaking things wide open are definitely in his favor.

Penalties on the Shorecrest Defense kept the game a little closer than fans would have liked with a couple of defensive pass interference calls that some may hope the zebra's can overlook during a tighter game. Fortunately however, "the bend but don't break" attitude kicked into gear and the Scots wrapped up another exciting win against a division rival. 

Heading into next weeks big match up, spirits are high and the team will begin the week preparing for their cross-town rivals by watching game film on Monday.

--Rob Oxford

Updated 9-16-2018

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