Random Recap: 2016 Game #1, Meridian 33 – Anacortes 7

2016 Game #1:  Meridian 33, Anacortes 7

From the Bellingham Herald

The Meridian football team defeated Anacortes 33-7 in their season opener Friday, Sept. 2, at Meridian High School.

The Trojans scored with nine minutes remaining in the first quarter on quarterback Simon Burkett’s 38-yard touchdown run and never trailed. They led 20-7 at halftime after a six-yard touchdown pass from Burkett to Andrew Logan in the second quarter and Bryce VandenHaak’s 49-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Anacortes scored on a 65-yard touchdown run by Payton Beaner four minutes into the second quarter. Meridian padded its lead with a Cole Roberts five-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Burkett’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Tony Schleimer in the fourth quarter.

“We still have a lot of work to do, (but) I thought we did a solid job,” said Burkett.

Stat Stars
Simon Burkett
Passing:  13-22, 113 yards, 2 tds, 0 ints
Rushing:  5-60, 1 td
Tony Schleimer
Rushing:  19-86
Receiving:  2-22, 1 td
Kick-off Returns:  2-7
Andrew Logan
Receiving:  5-58, 1 td
2 sacks
1 forced fumble
Bryce Vandenhaak
Rushing:  4-23
Interceptions:  2-51, 1 td
1/2 sack
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