Northwest NEWS

November 2, 1998


Falcons clinch play-off spot

   by Russ Paris

   Woodinville scored quickly and often to run away from the Roosevelt Roughriders.
   The Falcon 21-point outburst in the first quarter decided the game for WHS in their 43-6 win Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
   The scoring began when WHS quarterback Kris Billmaier kept the ball on an option for a 39-yard TD. Billmaier was the leading rusher with 90 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns.
   On the next Falcon possession, Billmaier faked the option run, dropped back in the pocket and tossed a perfect spiral to Zach Tuiasosopo for a 50-yard touchdown at the 2:12 mark of the first quarter.
   On the ensuing kickoff, Travis Sherwood returned a fumble for a TD and 21-0 Falcon lead with 2 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
   The second quarter belonged to Jeremy Tager who rushed for two touchdowns and gained most of his 86 yards rushing on 10 carries before leaving the game with an ankle injury.
   Woodinville's Aaron Hineline accounted for 89 hard-fought yards running between tackles on 10 carries.
   The Falcon defense held Roosevelt to just 81 yards for the entire game. Derek Jackman led the stop unit with three unassisted tackles and one sack. He had help from Mike Wagner with six tackles and the rest of the defensive unit in shutting down the Roosevelt offense.
   The Falcons now have won four games in a row. The offense is well-balanced, and the defense has jelled into a tough unit that has propelled the Falcons to a 7-1 season. They will tune up for their playoff game against the Narrows League champ with a final regular season game this week against Inglemoor.