2016 Game #1: Meridian 33, Anacortes 7
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.