Sports

The 'Fighting Falcons' of Woodinville meet a legend

Bob Crandall photo.

football On Sunday, Sept. 17, all members of the Woodinville High School Falcons Football Team, the coaches, and the WHS Cheer staff traveled to McChord Air Force Base to be photographed with an F-16 "Fighting Falcon" jet.
    Also present for the occasion was pilot Col. Scott Powell of the Washington National Guard and the Western Air Defense Sector.
    Col. Powell flew up from Kingsly Field in Klamath Falls, OR, especially for the Woodinville Falcons.
    He did several "fly-bys" and dipped his wings to greet the Falcons before he landed at approximately 1 p.m. He and his ground crew remained for about two hours to allow photos to be taken and to answer questions from the students, coaches and parents.
    In addition to Col. Powell, the Woodinville Fighting Falcons said they wanted to thank Major Robert Ezelle, Sgt. "B. B." Bredeson, Sgt. Joy Miller, Master Sgt. Jim Phillips, Tech. Sgt. John Kennedy, and Tech. Sgt. David Knesek, who assisted in providing this unique experience for the Falcons, the cheer staff, and all the parents. Beverly Dickinson of the Woodinville Falcon Gridiron Club made the arrangements with Col. Powell for this event. (This was the result of many phone calls to assorted military bases asking to borrow an F-16 for an afternoon.)
    Bob Crandall, of Creative Photography & Design in Woodinville, traveled with the Falcons to take the pictures.
    Manu Tuiasosopo of the Falcon Gridiron Club arranged to have the photo enlarged into a poster of the "Fighting Falcons of Woodinville" as a fundraiser for the football program. Jack in the Box of Woodinville provided funds for the printing cost of the poster.
    For additional information, call Bev Dickinson at 788-3020.