November 12, 2001
WHS runs out of steam in mini-playoff
by Russ Paris
Special to the Weekly
Woodinville, Bothell and Inglemoor high schools met last Tuesday night (Nov. 6) to determine which team would proceed to the state 4A playoffs as the #2 Kingco representative behind #1 Eastlake High School.
The three Northshore teams had identical records (6-3).
The Inglemoor Vikings won a coin toss and elected to sit out the first game between Bothell and the Falcons. IHS then played the winner of the first game for the state berth.
The Falcons came out with determination and emotion against the Bothell Cougars who had beaten WHS earlier in the season.
This time however, the Falcons dominated both offensively and defensively to defeat Bothell 16-0 and advance to the second game against Inglemoor.
After a 30-minute break, the Falcons, who had defeated Inglemoor 23-0 earlier in the season, went up against the Vikings.
The Birds looked a little flat, and the Vikings' Blake Pritchett returned the punt 62 yards to set up the only touchdown of the game defeating WHS 7-3.
The Inglemoor victory assured the Vikings their third straight trip to state.
In the first round of playoffs last Saturday night in Vancouver, Inglemoor lost to Mountain View High School, 24-17.
The Inglemoor girls' soccer team defeated defending 4A state champions Bellarmine Prep in a shoot-out last Saturday in state play in Tacoma.
The Vikings will play Mead at 8 p.m. on Friday at Federal Way Stadium.
The Woodinville girls' soccer team defeated state power Curtis last Wednesday (Nov. 7) on a goal by Megan Beden.
The Falcons then shut out South Kitsap 2-0 last Saturday in a 4A state playoff game at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell.
Megan Wyatt and Megan Lally scored goals. Beth Lippert was in goal. WHS plays Tahoma in the semifinals this weekend.
Both Inglemoor and Bothell volleyball teams were eliminated in state tournament play last Friday in Spokane.