Marques Tuiasosopo (No. 5) was listed in USA Today Sports as the top player in his position in the state and the nation.
Woodinville cheerleaders celebrate the WHS win over number-one-ranked Evergreen.
by Russ Paris
The Woodinville Falcons will face Issaquah in their first KINGCO conference game this Thursday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. at Pop Keeney Field.
Woodinville High Varsity Falcons tuned up for the game by playing three non-league opponents--Evergreen (rated 1st in the state), Olympia, and Central Kitsap--at the Jamboree last Friday night in Bremerton. The Jamboree game lets each of the four teams run a preset number of offense and defensive plays against one another. Woodinville out-scored all three opponents in each game. The Falcon gridders showed a lot of potential, particularly in their effort against Evergreen, scoring a touchdown and holding Evergreen to less than 15 yards.
This strong showing is a result of having several returning players. Defensive starters this year are Brian Kertson, Travis Wilson, Brigham Tomco, Ryan Prentice, Blair McIntosh, Seth Lopez, Aaron Brown, Aaron Hineline, B. J. Detmer, and Barrett Hanson. The offensive attack will be led by Marques Tuiasosopo, QB, and the inside running of Pat Conniff, who with Brian Kertson, LB, were named top players in their positions to watch by USA Today.
"The Woodinville offense will feature a motion misdirection wishbone running attack this season," said Head Coach Terry Agnew, who attended the Air Force Academy Football Camp this summer and will use the playbooks to complement his small, but fast team. Agnew emphasizes his players going to the ball and a team effort.
Optimism is high for the Falcons because they are capable of scoring a lot of points while again having a very stong defensive team.