Peninsula had little trouble with visiting Snohomish in the loser-out West Central District III matchup at Roy Anderson Field on Friday night, winning 45-27. With the win, the Seahawks are moving onto the Class 3A state playoffs.
Peninsula will hit the road to face Mountain View in Vancouver at 7 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 11). Peninsula beat Mountain View in the opening round of the state playoffs last year, 17-0.
Against Snohomish, quarterback Burke Griffin finished 12-for-18 for 193 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for another. Receiver Alex Beloate finished with 98 yards on six catches and a pair of touchdowns, also blocking a pair of Snohomish extra point attempts.
Junior running back Braeden Potter paced the Seahawks with 147 yards on 16 carries. Senior Michael Foreman chipped in 34 yards on 11 carries.
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In addition to Beloate’s big game, senior receiver Jace Keim had four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.
Senior Isaac Casey led the team with eight tackles and a sack. Peninsula went into the half with a 31-0 lead, effectively putting the game out of reach for Snohomish.