Northwest NEWS

October 28, 2002

Sports

Falcons fly over Bulldogs

  by Russ Paris
   In a 4A Kingco game last Friday against the Garfield Bulldogs, the Falcons (6-1) appeared still in shock from the previous week's loss to Bothell.
   Garfield marched down the field on a 68-yard drive putting them on top 6-0 at the end of the first quarter. But Brady Galloway's 22-yard effort turned the score around, 7-6.
   Then, Matt Tuiasosopo proclaimed his return to the Falcon's defensive team with two pass interceptions. The first he returned 25 yards for the score; the second set up Nick Acker's touchdown run.
   Tuiasosopo, a junior quarterback/safety, has been on the sidelines since the second game with a knee injury.
   Deciding who would play quarterback was a tough decision for Falcon coach Mark Leander. "Michael-Ryan Pattison did a great job for us," said Leander. "We were 4-1 with him, but I felt it was time to bring Tui back at QB because we needed a lift."
   Answering the Bulldogs' third quarter scoring, Tuiasosopo led the Falcons on a 51-yard scoring drive. Acker's 9-yard TD run and fine defensive play by Austin Matsui ended the game with Woodinville on top, 37-28.
   In other Kingco play last week, Bothell (7-0) rallied to beat Eastlake 38-25, and Inglemoor defeated Lake Washington 31-6.