Woodinville Falcons remain undefeated
by Russ Paris
The Woodinville Falcons exploded for a 41 to 0 lead at halftime and the reserves went to win the game, Falcons 48 to Interlake 0, last Friday night in Bellevue.
Woodinville executed their offensive with the starting whistle and scored six touchdowns in their first 12 chances. Halftime stats had Woodinville gaining 365 total yards to Interlake's 46.
On Woodinville's first play from scrimmage, Marques Tuiasosopo went 69 untouched yards on an option sweep. The second play had the same results with Pat Conniff blasting for 62 yards down the sidelines for Woodinville's second score. Tuiasosopo passed to Ryan Prentice for the two-point conversion for 14 to 0 with three minutes and twelve seconds remaining in the first period.
Ryan Prentice then slashed off tackle for 50 yards to make it Falcons 20, Saints 0 at the end of the first period. Woodinville continued to score when quarterback Kris Billmaier threw a 63-yard bomb to Rodney Anderson. Kurt Ahlstrand made the extra point and Woodinville led 27 to 0.
Woodinville's defensive play was especially great on the next series. They kept Interlake deep in their own territory, and on the fourth down sacked the punter. Woodinville took over on the Interlake eight-yard line and Pat Conniff scored his second touchdown with seven minutes and 34 seconds remaining in the half. Curtis Cruz's kick made it 34 to 0.
Next it was Blair McIntosh's turn. He weaved through Interlake's defenders to score, making it Falcons 41 to Interlake's 0 at the half.
In the third period, Woodinville defense intercepted a pass at their own eight yard line. On the next play, Joshua Tobin wrestled his way through the line and raced 92 yards, somersaulting in the end zone for a touchdown and an unsportsmanlike celebration penalty.
"With all the great running backs we have, I might not get another chance to score. So I celebrated by flipping head over heels into the endzone. I'll live with the taunting penalty," said senior running back Tobin.
Tobin's score was the longest run of the year. Kurt Ahlstrand's kick finished the score, Falcons 48, Interlake 0.
"I'm pleased with the Falcon offensive output of 523 yards and a defensive shutout holding Interlake to 169 yards," said Head Coach Terry Agnew.
"The WHS offensive line was just physically dominating the line of scrimmage and completely taking Interlake's defensive ends out of the game," said QB Tuiasosopo.
With five wins and no losses, the Woodinville Falcons took the lead in the race for a state playoff berth when Inglemoor lost to Redmond 17 to 7. Now number two in the state ranking, the Falcons will face the Bothell Cougars this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Pop Keeney Field.