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KingCo 4A Football | Kickoff return starts Woodinville romp

Posted Saturday, September 01, 2007 by Seattle Times

KingCo 4A Football | Kickoff return starts Woodinville romp

By Brian Lewis
Special to The Seattle Times

BOTHELL -- Woodinville's defense was there, seemingly just as stingy as it was a year ago, although it was hard to notice against the avalanche of points by the Falcons' offense.

Sparked by an 80-yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown by Jordan Todesco, the Falcons exploded for 42 first-half points and flattened Lake Washington 55-0 last night in a KingCo 4A season football opener at Pop Keeney Stadium.

The Woodinville defense, which allowed the fewest rushing yards in the conference last year while allowing a shade more than 11 points per game, held the Kangs to 21 yards on the ground. The Falcons recorded two sacks and forced two turnovers.

But it was the quick, high-octane offense that stole the show.

Todesco, a swift, 5-foot-7 junior making his first varsity start, added a 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and finished with 85 yards on eight carries.

"All I could think was that was great blocking," Todesco said of his kick return. "This was a dream come true. I'm just so happy to be out there playing with my friends."

Junior Matt Brumfield ran for four touchdowns while leading the Falcons with 126 yards on 13 carries.

"Anybody could have run the ball with the blocking we had," Brumfield said. "We are trying to bring the offense back to life. Our coach wants us to put lots of points on the board and give the defense more of a break."

Peter Roberts connected with Luke Moen on a 41-yard screen pass for a touchdown. Roberts completed 3 of 6 passes for 89 yards, all in the first half.

Twice in the first half, the Falcons needed only one or two plays to score, including Brumfield's 32-yard touchdown spurt on the first play after Woodinville recovered a Lake Washington fumble. That made it 28-0 with two minutes left in the first quarter.

The Falcons piled up 344 yards of offense in the first half, including 175 on the ground. They finished with 288 rushing yards.

Other games


Juanita 22, Ballard 13

At Ingraham, Nick Olearain had three of Juanita's six interceptions, passed for a TD and ran for two fourth-quarter scores as the Rebels rallied to win the KingCo 4A opener. Olearain, a junior, scored from 68 and 12 yards in the final quarter. Joey Bolinger twice passed to Max McGraw for Ballard touchdowns.

At Redmond 41, Franklin 33

Redmond's Zachary Doleac returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown with one second left, ending a last-gasp Franklin drive in the KingCo 4A opener for both schools. The Quakers trailed 35-6 before rallying with four touchdowns in the final quarter. Gary Smith had TD runs of 94 and 5 yards for Franklin and Aaron Harris threw two touchdown passes to cut Redmond's lead to 35-33. But Doleac's interception return sealed the win for the Mustangs. Allan Hall ran for four Redmond touchdowns.

Eastlake 54, at Mercer Island 7

In a nonleague game, Ryan Robertson passed for 255 yards and five touchdowns as the Wolves, ranked ninth in Class 4A, overwhelmed the Islanders from KingCo 3A in a season opener. Robertson completed 14 of 23 passes with one interception. Cory Mackay had five catches, three for scores, and Kolby Kemp had two touchdown receptions for Eastlake.

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