Woodinville's Devin Dance, #71, prepares to help Brian Otis, #66, take down Bothell ball carrier Sam Eastman.
by Russ Paris
The Woodinville Falcons set a school scoring record in last Friday's win over the Bothell Cougars, 71-0.
The mauling began early. Only 1:40 into the game, Woodinville blocked a Bothell punt, recovering near the goal line. With Senior QB Marques Tuiasosopo out, sophomore Kris Billmaier took the helm and scored a TD from the 1 yard line. Curtis Cruz booted a field goal for a 7-0 start. The Falcons blocked a second Bothell punt in the first quarter and scored again, 15-0.
The scoreboard switches burned all night as the Falcons lit it up. Pat Conniff scored on runs of 31 and 12 yards. Billmaier passed to Ryan Prentice for another TD. Seth Lopez scored from 1 yard out, 43-0. Falcon Blair McIntosh fielded a punt at his own 41, took two steps to his right, juked a coverage man, moved to his left and picked up blockers at midfield, bounced to the outside, and with a wide-open field, glided to a 59-yard TD. Ahlstrand kicked for a 50-0 lead. Prentice scored on a 12-yard run to make it 57-0 at half with the Cruz kick.
Woodinville dominated. Said defensive lineman Travis Wilson, "Bothell never crossed into Woodinville territory. We were able to stop them cold. We knew what they were going to do. The coaches had us well prepared."
The Falcons showed their depth in the second half, putting in reserves, scoring two more TDs, and holding the Cougars to only 22 yards of offense.
The Falcons' next game is Friday, Oct. 25, against Lake Washington at Pop Keeney Field.