The Falcons and Warriors were locked in a defensive battle in the first half, but No. 5 Woodinville came out on top 24-6.
It took a little while for Woodinville’s offense to get going in its football game Friday night against Edmonds-Woodway.
But the Falcons’ defense took care of business against the Warriors.
Eventually, Woodinville’s offense came around with a pair of rushing touchdowns by Brett Accimus and another score by Wyatt Lane to lead No. 5 Woodinville past Edmonds-Woodway 24-6 at Edmonds Stadium.
“Both squads did a nice job,” Falcons coach Wayne Maxwell said. “We feel good about our defense. They’re doing good things. Their kids came out fighting and scrapping and did a nice job on their side, too. They gave us some issues. It took a little bit for us to get things going.”
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Both defenses shined in the first half. Edmonds-Woodway stopped Woodinville’s offense on three fourth-down plays in the first quarter. The Falcons’ defense countered with a fumble recovery and forced two punts.
Woodinville’s defense allowed an average of just 15 points per game against Bothell and Eastlake in its first two games. Edmonds-Woodway’s defense came in allowing 14 points per game.
“We just didn’t bring it in the first half,” Accimus said. “We weren’t awake. After halftime we finally took control.”
The Falcons’ offense finally broke through midway through the second quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run by Brett Accimus that put Woodinville (3-0) ahead 7-0 going into halftime, but it was after the break when Woodinville’s offense really started to thrive.
Accimus, who also recorded an interception, pounded another ball into the end zone on a 7-yard run late in the third quarter to double Woodinville’s lead, and Wyatt Lane added another score to make it 21-0 by the end of the third quarter.
“It was just cleaning a few things up on our end,” Maxwell said. “We feel good about our line and being able to run the ball. We’ve got some good backs out there. It’s just a matter of kind of working it out on our side of things and letting those guys make plays.”
Accimus said the Falcons’ offense started focusing on running up the middle and taking advantage of an Edmonds-Woodway defense that spent most of the first half on the field while its offense went…