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Falcons take care of business

  • Written by Don Mann

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Caleb Hamilton, left, smacks away a touchdown possibility late in the game as Inglemoor tries to climb back in. Photo by Don Mann.
The beat goes on.

Once again, Woodinville’s o-line showed up for work and Alec Schwend posted 151 yards on merely a dozen carries, scoring three touchdowns as the Falcons took it to Inglemoor 38-14 on homecoming night for the green team. It could’ve been worse, but for nine penalties that cost the home team over 100 yards, not to mention three Viking interceptions to keep them involved.

Somewhere down the line, that might hurt.

Nonetheless, Schwend ripped off a 59-yarder straight to the house six plays into the contest — showing some good giddyup — to get the Falcons on the board first.

Inglemoor responded, as Junior Vi picked off a deflected Brett Arrivey pass and returned it to the 8-yard line. Three plays later the Vikings converted on an inside screen from Hans Fortune to Quinn Edlin to tie it up.

But that would be the only tie.

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Kyle Adkins, returning yet another punt, delivers a facial to an Inglemoor defender. Photo by Don Mann.
The Falcons scored twice more in the second quarter: a 4-yard scramble by Arrivey and a 64-yarder right up the gut from Schwend, who seemed to expect company that didn’t arrive, shrugging his untouched shoulder pads in the end zone as if to apologize.

Leading 21-7 at half, Woodinville tilted the field, as they have done thus far this year.

Things went farther south for Inglemoor when Trey Fornelius picked off the Vikings’ first play from scrimmage in the second half, leading to a 2-yard plunge from Schwend and a 33-yard field goal from Conner Zaback to make it 31-7 in the third. Fortune found Edlin again — one-on-one coverage — to make it 31-14 late in the third quarter but then, lickety-split on the Falcons’ next possession, Devin McKee broke for a 49-yarder into wide open space to make it 38-14, over and out.

In what seemed like an eternity, the Falcons brought the 2s into the game and neither team scored in the fourth quarter as the game clock slowwwwwly wound down.

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Woodinville homecoming queen Ali Forde was all smiles. Photo by Don Mann.
Woodinville head man Wayne Maxwell, an Inglemoor alum, was thrust into the headlights of television cameras postgame — and asked some dopey questions by some interloping high-priced commentators — later talked about his team’s 7-0 record to the Woodinville Weekly.

“We we’re a little concerned about an emotional letdown after the big win last week. But this group is pretty special and we’ve got great senior leadership ... the Baumans, the Hollisters, the Whalens, all those guys ... We play as a team and they trust each other ... those guys are very disciplined and they keep each other in check. They stayed focused all week, focusing on the task at hand ... Their effort at practice has been consistent all year and that’s why they’ve had success.”

Woodinville travels to Seattle this Friday to take on Roosevelt at Memorial Stadium.  The Roughriders (2-2, 4-3 overall) defeated rival Ballard 28-19 in the city last Friday.

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