SEPTEMBER 29, 1997
Agnew-less Falcons grounded
by Russ Paris
Woodnville High School varsity football team missed their head coach Terry Agnew (Seattle Times 1996 State Coach of the Year), at last Friday night's game against Lake Washington. Agnew was sitting out his one game suspension for the oversight of allowing the Falcons to wear pads 1 day early in pre-season.
On a rainy night when it seemed like all of Lake Washington was being dumped from the heavens,nothing went right for the Woodinville gridders as they were upset by L.W. Kangaroos 14-7 in a Kingco 4A matchup. Not seeing the Big Fella's (Agnew) presence on the sideline,the Falcons sleepwalked through the 1st play as L.W. tailback ran up the middle untouched for a 65 yard TD. Was it the weather that caused 7 Woodinville fumbles or lack of consentration?
WHS running back Jeremy Tager gained 78 yards for the night on 5 carries. His 5 rushing attempts were well below his 22 attempts per game average.Special team and defensive plays gave the Falcons good field position, which kept the game close. Special team players Isaac Amondson and Bryan Otis each blocked a LW punt. defense wwas led by Brad Kertson with 9 tackles.
Falcon punter Nate Lubetkin had kicks of 49 and 46 yards, one of which was a "coffin corner special", going out on the 1 yard line. From the 1, LW tried to pass, but Falcon defender Casey Carlson stripped and intercepted the ball on the 5 yard line. It was 1st and goal for the Falcons, giving them a chance to tie with the score 14-7 in 3rd period. The 1st Falcon running play was fumbled and LW recovered. That's the way it was Friday night for the Falcons, now with 1 win and 2 losses.