Northwest NEWS

November 16, 1998


Falcon season ends in Lincoln Bowl

   The 1998 Woodinville Falcons' goal, T.T.D. (To the Tacome Dome), was squashed 28-0 last Friday by the powerful Wilson Rams, ranked #2.
   However, on their way to a final 9-2 record, the Falcons captured the hearts of Woodinville. Three charter buses and many more cars filled with fans made the trip down I-5 to Tacoma's Lincoln Bowl last Friday night.
   "You cannot ask any more of these young men. They hung in there as a team; they played hard to the end," head coach Terry Agnew said.
   What coach Agnew did not say was that his team was decimated with injuries. Leading rusher, tailback Jeremy Tager, didn't suit up because of a torn ACL. Quarterback Chris Billmaier played in spite of two sprained ankles, and Derek Jackman was also limited by a torn ACL.
   The Falcons held their own in the first half with both teams gaining 93 yards. However, the second half belonged to Wilson as they scored on three consecutive possessions
   "I have never seen a high school team so beat up in one season in all my years around football, Dr. Steve Bramwell, team physician, said.

   Highlights for the Falcons included Aaron Hineline's 98 yards on 21 carries and Kyle McComb's 14-yard reception.
   Looking ahead to next year, most of the offensive and defensive line will be returning as will Wagner and McIntosh in the backfield.