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Dream Season comes to an end at the Dome

  • Written by Derek Johnson

In those final frantic moments, Jaden Sheffey dropped back to pass. The Woodinville quarterback flung the ball deep down the field. But when it nestled into the arms of Richland’s Adam Weissenfels, the Bomber defensive back ran a few steps before sliding to the Tacoma Dome turf. For the Richland Bombers, the State Championship celebration was on. For the Woodinville Falcons, a special season brimming with memories, came to an end.  

Such was the scene in Tacoma last Saturday night. A statewide audience watched on ROOT-TV, as Richland held off Woodinville 28-21 in the 2017 Gridiron Classic. Richland finished the season 14-0, while Woodinville wrapped up at 13-1.

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Post Game Comments from the Falcons

  • Written by Derek Johnson

John Hamilton, defensive line coach
The most fondness I felt this season, was when we started the playoffs and we invited the defensive line to my house on Mondays. We would review the previous game and look at film of our next opponent. I fed them dinner. And it was the [first and second string] that came. And the amount that I got to know them more [as people], I will never forget it.

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The Dark Side Strikes Back; Falcons bound for Tacoma Dome

  • Written by Derek Johnson
In the rain-soaked, post-game celebration, Nick Hastings walked to the middle of the locker room. The burly offensive lineman raised both hands. Then he shouted for attention.
 
“Hey listen up guys,” he said. “We’re going to the Dome, boys!”
 
The room erupted in bedlam.
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Beresford Receives Scholarship Offer from USC

  • Written by Derek Johnson
The plot has thickened in the recruiting battles for Woodinville’s Cade Beresford. The senior left tackle, who committed to Washington State in September, has suddenly been offered a full ride from the mighty USC Trojans. 
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Mosset finishes second at State

  • Written by Derek Johnson

Kylie Mosset capped off her prep career in fine fashion.

The vivacious senior finished second at the State Meet on November 10-11 in Federal Way. Her fellow Falcons also fared well. Senior Laina Emerick finished 14th overall in the 100 meter backstroke, and junior Lauren Drews finished 22nd overall in the 50 meter freestyle.

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