Northwest NEWS

November 5, 2001


Falcons advance to tie-breaker for playoffs

by Russ Paris
   Special to the Weekly
   Woodinville kept its state playoff hopes alive with a great offensive performance and help from Northshore rival, Inglemoor.
   The Falcon win, coupled with a Bothell loss last Friday night, created a three-way tie for the Northshore high schools.
   A tie-breaker will be played at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Pop Keeney. WHS will play Bothell in the first half; the winner will play Inglemoor, winner of the coin toss, in the second half.
   Woodinville 38 - Juanita 29
   Woodinville had to play one of their best offensive games last Thursday to defeat the uprising of the Juanita High Rebels.
   It was senior night for WHS, and the elder Falcons left it all on the field.
   Senior quarterback Kevin Agnew played one of his most complete games. He was a threat both running and passing the ball. He alone produced 232 of Woodinville's 432 total yards. Agnew's pinpoint passing went for 171 yards, three touchdowns and 61 yards rushing.
   "The last three years have just flown by," said Agnew. "I want to thank all the coaches for their high expectations for me. Thanks also to my teammates who played their hearts out to help us realize our goal of making the playoffs. No matter what happens, it's been fun."
   Agnew had the first score on a night that was filled with fireworks. The Ben Hoeffer PAT made it 7-0 in the first quarter.
   The Rebels scored the next two touchdowns on runs of three and 13 yards by Brad Farrel.
   Agnew's arm then took the Birds to the air for the next two scores. The first hit a streaking Michael-Ryan Pattison on a 23-yard beauty. The second was a 25-yard strike to Agnew's small, but mighty, wide receiver Mark Thompson who also caught a 48-yard fade pattern touchdown pass giving WHS a 32-21 fourth quarter lead.
   Juanita kept the game close as Will Haas was on the receiving end of a 36-yard touchdown pass from quarterback A.J. Parnell.
   With a 32-29 lead for Woodinville, Juanita was within a field goal of tying the game, but two field goals of 25 and 35 yards by Hoeffer gave the Falcons the win, 38-29.
   The WHS ground game was led by hard-hitting Eric Norris whose effort for the night was just shy of the century mark at 99 yards.
   "We have never been to the playoffs," said senior defensive leader Eric Fergen. "It's something this year's seniors wanted. We did what we had to do."
   "This year's team got the monkey off our backs," said Mark Leander, coach. "The Woodinville attitude is back. You win with seniors seniors who will lead ... They wanted to do well."
   In other Northshore action, at the Spaghetti Bowl Inglemoor's Sean Machak caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Jon Eastman and had two interceptions as the Vikings defeated the Bothell Cougars 12-6.