The Woodinville Falcons broke a school record as senior Madalyn Garrison stepped foot on the field during the varsity matchup at Silas High School on Sept. 9.
Garrison is one of the first female players in Woodinville High School history, Head Coach Wayne Maxwell said. To his knowledge, she is the first to play during a varsity game.
“She was absolutely thrilled,” Maxwell said. “It was a fun moment.”
In addition, the Falcons were ecstatic about ending the game with a score of 45-0 against the Rams, he said. WHS totaled 150 passing yards and 223 rushing yards, whereas Silas passed for 71 yards and rushed 35 yards.
“It was an exciting win for the team,” Maxwell said. “They were dialed in and operating on every cylinder. We were able to get in a bunch of players that normally wouldn’t get in.”
In a high-scoring first quarter, senior Henry Nichols made a three-yard run for a touchdown and Finley Bragg kicked for the extra point. Soon after, senior quarterback Theo Grothen completed a 22-yard run and Bragg kicked successfully for a second time.
To finish the quarter, junior Carson Ackermann caught a 17-yard pass from Grothen for the touchdown. Bragg made the extra point, ending the first quarter with a score of 21-0.
Grothen continued to find success in the second quarter. He threw a 30-yard pass to senior Max Finney in the endzone.
“Our quarterback Theo Grothen had a great game,” Maxwell said. “Another big play was when Theo threw to one of his grade-school buddies for a touchdown. Max Finney had a nice catch and went into the end zone.”
In the third quarter, Bragg brought home three points from a 24-yard field goal. No points were scored for the Falcons in the fourth.
The Falcons completed the game without a single turnover, whereas Silas fumbled the ball once and had three interceptions. The sideline erupted when sophomore Aidan Erickson intercepted the ball, Maxwell said, which was another highlight from the game.
“Our backups do a great job of providing energy and support for the team, so it was fun to see the role reversed,” he said.
This week, WHS will play Glacier Peak High School at Pop Keeney on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m., which is after the Weekly’s press deadline.
“Both teams are looking to do some damage in the playoffs,” Maxwell said.