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Woodinville defeats Issaquah, 28-7

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The Falcons celebrate their opening night win of 28 to 7 over Issaquah in last Thursday's game.
Photo by Russ Paris.

WHS football 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.