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Woodinville Falcons topple Eastlake 49-26

WHS football It was a bonanza night for big plays. The multi-talented Marques Tuiasosopo ran and threw for six touchdowns as the high-flying Falcons crushed previously unbeaten Eastlake in a 49-26 win at Pop Keeney last Saturday night. This impressive win kept Woodinville (2-0) in line with the Inglemoor Vikings (2-0), the Crown Division's other unbeaten team.
   Tuiasosopo ran five touchdowns. He rushed for 136 yards on 17 carries and passed for another 167 yards. His performance included a 77-yard touchdown pass to Barrett Hanson, who caught three passes for 134 yards.
   Woodinville found ways to keep rolling along one way or another. Senior running back Ryan Prentice rushed for 92 yards while running mate fullback Pat Conniff pounded the middle for an additional 79 yards.
   After Eastlake scored on a 7-yard pass in the second quarter, Woodinville went on a rampage. After three Tuiasosopo-directed touchdowns, the Falcons took a 28-6 lead into halftime. After Woodinville scored once more, the Wolves hit paydirt with two third-quarter scores, putting a scare into the Falcon defenders.
   Reminded of last year's game when they held a 19 point lead at halftime before losing the second half, Woodinville put on the brakes. Cornerback Seth Lopez knocked down a sure touchdown strike, and stalwart play by linebackers Brigham Tomco and B.J. Detmer and down lineman Brian Kertson led the defense.
   The state-ranked Falcons had no trouble protecting their lead. After sidestepping the last defender, Prentice finished Woodinville's scoring with a 34-yard burst. Earlier in the game, he was tackled at the one-yard line after a 44-yard romp, and he had a 31-yard touchdown run called back on a penalty.
   Eastlake was able to rack up a final touchdown pass after a Woodinville fumble late in the fourth quarter. By then, the Wing-Bone had hammered out 453 yards and done its damage.
   The Falcons are away the next two weeks, playing at Interlake and at Bothell before returning for their Homecoming Game against Lake Washington. There is no question that the final regular season game against Inglemoor may just be the biggest game in the school's history.