Issaquah blasts Inglemoor 36-7, remains unbeaten in 4A KingCo
September 24, 2008
The old maxim is that you’re supposed to take it one game at a time. But with each passing week, as Issaquah and Skyline roll through their schedules, it appears an epic game may be on the horizon in mid-October, when the two teams collide.
But on the recent night of Sept. 19, as Skyline bludgeoned Lake Washington 55-0, Issaquah dispensed of highly regarded Inglemoor, 36-7, in surprisingly easy fashion.
“A lot of this is really unexpected,” senior Ross Zuhl said of his 3-0 Issaquah team.
Entering the game, Inglemoor’s plan was to focus on Issaquah running back Grant Gellatly. To that end, the plan worked; Gellatly was limited to 63 yards rushing.
But that simply opened things up for someone else to step forward. That someone was Zuhl, who hauled in seven catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Joey Bradley completed 15 of 21 passes for 241 yards, and three touchdowns and no interceptions.
In the final seconds of the first half, Issaquah led 19-7, but Inglemoor was threatening to make it a game. The Vikings had the ball first and goal at Issaquah’s 1-yard line. But Dillon Reagan blasted through the line, stripped running back Paul Ena of the ball and recovered the football.
“That was a big play by Dillon Reagan,” said Issaquah head coach Chris Bennett. “They punch that in, and it’s a five-point game at halftime.”
The second half was all Issaquah. The Eagles’ opening drive went 80 yards in six plays, and was capped by Gellatly’s touchdown to make it 26-7. For the rest of the game, Inglemoor could only manage 28 total yards. Viking quarterback Todd Campbell was sacked three times.
Issaquah next hosts Garfield on Sept. 26.