Ryan Prentice, #1, takes off on a 61-yard touchdown run in the 2nd quarter to make the score 14-0.
Photo by Russ Paris.
by Russ Paris
In the final regular season game, Woodinville defeated Inglemoor, 35-0, last Friday night with a stern test from the Vikings.
"Inglemoor made us slug it out with them for every yard. They had us worried in the first half," said head coach Terry Agnew.
Halfway through the first period, WHS forced IHS into a 4th down and a 32-yard situation back on their own 4-yard line. Woodinville received the punt and started 1-10 at the IHS 29 yard line. After runs by Pat Conniff and Ryan Prentice, Marques Tuiasosopo took it in for the first of his four touchdowns. With Curtis Cruz's kick, the score was 7-0, WHS.
In the second half, Tuiasosopo took the snap move to his left, faked a power dive to Coniff, and handed off the ball to a streaking Prentice who ran downfield for a 61-yard score. Cruz's second of five successful kicks made it 14-0, with WHS racking up 208 yards while holding IHS to -16 on the ground.
Tuiasosopo took the fight out of the Vikings in the third quarter as he glided 49 yards out on an option keeper around right end to make it 21-0. Then less than two minutes later, he ran 20 yards, faked to Conniff, and tossed a cross-body pass to Prentice, who ran from the 12th to make the touchdown.
In the fourth quarter, Tuiasosopo passed 21 yards to Rodney Anderson. From there, Tuiasosopo ran the ball in himself to make it 35-0.
WHS amassed 540 total yards, of which 423 were on the ground. The outstanding play by defensive linemen allowed Derek Anderson to run 4 for 49, Conniff 15 for 92, and Prentice 9 for 117 yards. It also protected Tuiasosopo, who had 252 all-purpose yards with 106 coming through the air for 5 for 11 passing. Woodinville defense again had three interceptions, one each from Josh Tobin, Blair McIntosh (in the end zone and stopping a scoring threat), and Tuiasosopo.
"Nine and O, with four more to go," was the rallying cry in the victorious locker room after the game as the Falcons prepare for the playoffs.
The #1 seed Falcons play this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Pop Keeney against the #2 seed from the South Puget Sound League, to be named later.