September 11, 2000
Falcons clawed in second overtime
by Russ Paris
Special to the Weekly
Pop Keeney Field had an overflow crowd on hand to watch cross-district rivals Woodinville and Bothell open their football seasons. Not a soul left the stadium at the end of the second overtime disappointed that they had not seen a great game.
The teams traded punts most of the first quarter ‹ a true defensive struggle. The game was played between the 30-yard lines with neither offense crossing midfield until there was just one minute left.
Bothell quarterback Kyle Allred passed 15 yards to wide receiver Jeff Martin.
Cougar running back Monya Townsend took it down to the 25. There, the Falcon defense stiffened, forcing a 3rd down and 8 yards to go.
The Cougars resorted to a trick flea flicker play. QB Allred passed behind the line of scrimmage to Kevin Woods who turned and fired a second pass downfield to wide open Hiroki Onitsuka. The surprised Falcons found themselves down 0-7.
Penalties and turnovers gave the Falcons bad field position and they were not able to score. At the half they trailed by 7.
In the third period, WHS took over at their own 28 yard line. They ran the ball out to the 46. From there, quarterback Kevin Agnew passed 16 yards to sophomore Casey Priseman moving it down to the Bothell 40 yard line.
Agnew then ran eight yards to the 32. Senior fullback Ivanhoe Keo plowed three yards up the middle to the 29. Agnew then ran and passed to the 22. On 4th down and 2, senior Josh Stern ran to the 14 and Stern's next run took it to the 5.
Then Agnew, on an option keeper, took it in for the Falcon's first touchdown of the season.
Junior kicker Ben Hoefer's extra point tied the score 7-7 at the 4-minute, 22 second mark of the 3rd period.
In the 4th quarter with the ball on their own 22, WHS Jacob Stern ran through left tackle, bounced outside and raced 50 yards down the sideline to the 3. The Falcons, behind the workhorse running of their senior fullback 6'1", 225 lb. Blake McIntosh moved the ball to the 5-yard line.
Then, after a controversial play in which it appeared Kevin Agnew scored, it was instead 3rd and 1 for the birds. An offside penalty moved the ball back to the 6 yard line, and the Falcons elected to go for 3 points and the 10-7 lead at the 9 minute mark of the final period.
The game clock wound down to less than a minute and Bothell had the ball at midfield. Cougar QB Allred dropped back to pass, found all his receivers covered and took off running on his own for 27 yards to the Falcon 23.
With seconds left, Bothell kicker Ryan Auld tied the game with a 41-yard field goal.
This set the stage for Bothell senior fullback Jonathan Lumberg's 1 yard run in the second overtime to give the Cougars the 16-10 victory.
In the game, the Falcons had 167 yards rushing compared to Bothell's 129. WHS was led by Jacob Stern's 75 yards on 7 carries. Eric Fergen and Ben Tomco's 13 and 12 tackles respectively led the defensive effort for the Falcons.
Next game for the Falcons is Thursday, Sept. 14, against Roosevelt at 7 p.m. at Pop Keeney. Bothell plays Friday at Juanita.