October 1, 2001
Falcons upset Vikings
by Russ Paris
Special to the Weekly
The Woodinville Falcons knocked off #5 ranked Inglemoor last Friday at Pop Keeney Field in Bothell. The Falcons played inspired football to score 23 points and hold the Vikings scoreless in Kingco 4A play.
"This was a huge win for us," said senior linebacker Eric Fergen. "It feels real good to do this with four starters out. We really had to play together."
The whole Falcon squad played with intensity. The backs ran hard, the lines contolled the line of scrimmage, and the secondary defense played with abandon.
"We came out to play defense," said WHS senior quarterback Kevin Agnew. "We were 0-2 against them as a class. We talked about [the seniors] not going out as losers."
Even the underclassmen got into the feud between these two Northshore rivals. Woodinville sophomore Matt Tuiasosopo lined up at running back. Quarterback Agnew pitched him the ball as if it were a normal running play. Tuiasosopo started running, then straightened up and threw a perfect 29-yard touchdown pass to Eric Norris making it 7-0 WHS after the Ben Hoefer extra point.
"It was a trick play that we put in specially for Inglemoor this week," said Tuiasosopo. "I'm beginning to understand this rivaly between the two schools."
Woodinville scored again in the second quarter on a Nick Acker 4-yard run.
From this point on, Hoefer made three of four field goals to increase the WHS point production to 23 as the swarming green monster defense shut down the Viking attack.
"I was really proud of our kids' defensive play," said Head Coach Terry Agnew. "They really have turned it on since their loss to Franklin. Our assistant coaches got the kids ready to play against Inglemoor."
Offensively WHS was led by Norris's 95 yards rushing on 12 carries. Fergen's 10 tackles led the Falcon defense. Jared Todesco had six tackles and one fumble recovery that he ran back for 68 yards.
In other Northshore Kingco play, Bothell (2-2) soundly defeated Garfield (1-3) in a 41-0 rout last Thursday.