Elite D is elite in 26-0 stomping over Vikes

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WAITSBURG — Defense wins football games and the Waitsburg Elite “D” shut out the Snohomish Vikings Saturday in a 26-0 stomping.

The Elite’s defense also scored nine points of its own, with a safety and interception return for a touchdown.

Justin Hickman had the interception return for a touchdown, with a scamper of 85 yards for the score. The safety came on a bad Vikings snap that sailed out the back of the end zone.

Waitsburg’s Jesus Solis nailed a 46-yard field goal to open scoring in the second quarter.

Waitsburg quarterback George Martinez went 13-for-22 with a touchdown and 183 yards.

Myke Summers led all Elite rushers with 12 carries and 57 yards.

The Elite (3-2 overall, 3-1 league) play again Saturday at 6 p.m. against the Palouse Thunder at Waitsburg High School.

Elite 26, Vikings 0

Waitsburg 0 10 7 9 — 26

Snohomish 0 0 0 0 — 0

Elite — 46-yard FG J. Solis.

Elite — M. Carter 2 yd pass from G. Martinez (J. Solis kick).

Elite — J. Martinez 1 yd run (J. Solis kick).

Elite — J. Hickman 85 INT return

Elite — Safety on bad Vikings snap

Elite

Rushes/yards 27-190

Passing yards 183

Passes (att-comp-int) 22-13-1

Punts 2-65

Fumbles-lost 5-3

Penalties-yards 4-45

Individual Statistics

RUSHING — Elite: M. Summers 12-57, G. Martinez 5-30, J. Martinez 7-15-1, M. Carter 2-10, K. Cady 1-6.

PASSING — Elite: G. Martinez 13-22-183, 1 touchdown, 1 interception.

RECEIVING — Elite: B. Mitchell 4-73, M. Carter 6-62, S. Martinez 2-17, J. Willis 1-16.

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