As the meet concluded and Woodinville was announced the winner, the Lady Falcons made their way to the corner of the gym to gather their belongings. They’d just defeated Issaquah on the road 172.2-155.1, to run their record to 7-0. Dreams of repeating as State Champs were still very much alive.
As Wayne Maxwell prepared for his trip to Los Angeles, he mulled over an idea. As head coach for the Woodinville Falcons, he’d been selected to coach defensive backs for the west team in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl. This annual game brings together top high school football players from across the country, both in terms of athletic skill and quality of character.
Tony Miller scored 26 points and Micah Johnson hit a pair clutch free throws, as the Woodinville Falcons beat Issaquah 72-67 last Tuesday night at Woodinville High School. The win improved Woodinville’s record to 8-2 in KingCo 4A and 10-3 overall, while the loss was Issy’s first in the conference season.
“All of the seniors gave us something tonight,” Woodinville coach Mark Folsom said. “Kyle Cooper gave us a couple good minutes down the stretch. Tony’s leadership, AJ [Schramm’s] leadership, Taylor [Merry], Micah, Jesse [Davis], everyone gave us something tonight. Even Omar [Ahmad], who didn’t get in the game, his leadership on the bench and the energy he created was good for us.”
Sparked by the brilliant play of point guard Cage Schenck, the Leota Lions parlayed a dominant first quarter en route to a 76-45 win over rival Timbercrest. The win enabled Leota to finish the season with a perfect 10-0 record.
“Just a great group of kids,” Leota coach Alan Dillman said. “Very coachable. Work extremely hard in practice and games. It’s been a fun season.”