Northwest NEWS

September 7, 1998


Meet the 1998 WHS Falcons

   by Russ Paris
   Woodinville hosted the annual pre-season Football Jamboree last Friday night against Skyline, Cedarcrest and Central Kitsap high schools at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell.
   In the coming season, Woodinville's strength will be their senior offensive backfield. With the return of quarterback Kris Billmaier, the Falcons have good experience at the helm.
   Mr. Outside, Jeremy Tager, has added muscle to his blazing speed.
   Buldozer, Mr. Inside, Aaron Hineline, has also added weightroom bulk and should be one of the leagues more physical players.
   Not to be outdone, scatback, Casey Carlson has added weight and speed to his game.
   Tight end Zach Tuiasosopo keeps the heat off the backs by running downfield under passes from Billmaier. Tuiasosopo brings good blocking skills and soft hands.
   The big question mark for the Falcons, who have made it into the playoffs the last three years, is the inexperienced offensive line, with four of the five graduating. "This year's offensive line has the underlying potential to be as good as the WHS line of 1994," head line coach Mark Leander said.
   Defensively, the Falcons will have several offensive players going both ways until the underclassmen develop.
   The Falcons can be a very good team, although they need senior leadership right off the bat.
   The underclassmen have the athletic ability to be great.
   If Woodinville can win their first four games, they have a good chance of going undefeated this season in a tough Kinco 4-A League.
   Woodinville defends their league title against Juanita this Friday at Pop Keeney Field at 7:30 p.m.
   "Practice this week will determine who the starters will be," said head coach Terry Agnew.