Northwest NEWS

September 4, 2000


A look at the Falcons

by Russ Paris
   The tradition of an option running attack that scores more points than their rivals will continue at Woodinville High School this year.
   Head Coach Terry Agnew's wishbone option attack took Woodinville to six playoffs in the 1990s, more than any other 4A Kingco team.
   In a long line of big tough running backs like Pat Conniff ('97) and Aaron Hinelein ('99), the Falcons will now feature senior Blake MacIntosh, 6' 225 lbs.
   The halfbacks will be the double-trouble Stern twins. These shifty scatbacks will be hard to distinguish from each other. Both twins are 5'10" and 175 lbs. and lightning quick to get through the smallest holes.
   Coach Agnew is smiling because his son, junior Kevin Agnew, is the returning starting quarterback with one of the best passing arms in the league.
   Besides the backs, Kevin will be passing to seniors Justin Thomason and sophomore Casey Priseman.
   Opening the holes for the backs and providing pass protection will be Kyle Turner, Eric Fergen, Stephen Bowdy, Zach Albertson, Josh Benny, Cameron Keel and Brandon Kissinger.
   Turner is the only returning starting offensive lineman, so assistant coaches Mike Bertram and Mark Leander have their work cut out for them in developing the line quickly. This could be the key to the Falcon gridiron season.
   If the line gels quickly, place kicker junior Matt Phillips (made 15 of 16 extra points attempted last season) will be busy after Falcon touchdowns.
   Defensively, six starters return: the two Stern brothers, Ivanhoe Keo, Kyle West, K.L. Turner, Eric Fergen. They will be helped by Matt Goodman, Stephen Gowdy, Justin Thomason, Eric Norris and Ben Tomco.
   The Falcons played their Jamboree on the new WHS rug against Cedarcrest and Central Kitsap.
   WHS opens league play against cross-town rivls Bothell Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Pop Keeney Field in Bothell.