The Falcons celebrate their opening night win of 28 to 7 over Issaquah in last Thursday's game.
Photo by Russ Paris.
by Russ Paris
The Woodinville Falcons gained 451 yards in the season opener against Issaquah last Thursday, winning 28-7.
In the second play of the game, Ryan Prentice ran for 38 yards to give Woodinville a 6-0 lead. Blair McIntosh followed with a 22-yard run to make the score 14-0. Quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo scored on a 62-yard 3rd-quarter gallop to make the Woodinville lead 21-7. Ryan Prentice ran for 38 yards down the sideline for the Falcons' final 4th-quarter touchdown for a final score of 28-7.
In the second quarter, Woodinville's defense stopped Issaquah cold when Issaquah had a 1st and 10 inside the WHS 5-yard line.
The offense resembled the "horsemen." The Falcons ran up 171 yards in the 1st half to Issaquah's -10. Quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo raced for 154 yards rushing. Pat Coniff plowed up the middle for 14 carries on 103 yards. Ryan Prentice galloped off tackle for 101 yards on 8 carries. Derek Peterson and Blair McIntosh sprinted for 62 yards around the ends.
How good is this team? Good enough to have one 80-yard touchdown pass called back and still roll for 4 more touchdowns. The #5 state-ranked Falcons are a well-balanced team.
Just as impressive as the offense is Woodinville's defense which corralled Issaquah's ground game to a minus 1 yards rushing on 24 carries which was led by Brigham Tomco and B.J. Detmer with 12 tackles each. Woodinville's all-state defensive linebacker Brian Kertson, who was double and triple teamed all night, was still able to make 7 tackles and 2 QB sacks. Last year, Kertson set a KINGCO record of 14 QB sacks in a season.
"Our strong showing on offense was due in a large part to the line play of Aaron Erickson, Kyle Keene, Brigham Tomco, Francis Wilson, Nate Lubetrkin, and Brian Kertson," said QB Marques Tuiasosopo.
Woodinville's next game is a home game against Newport this Friday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 pm at Pop Keeney Field.