Second quarter woes sink Warriors against Falcons | Football

By David Pan | Sep 20, 2018

A young Edmonds-Woodway team stayed right with 4A state runner-up Woodinville for the first quarter and a half.

But the Falcons knocked out starting quarterback Read Carr early in the second quarter and closed with three touchdowns in the final four minutes to beat the Warriors 34-7 in a nonconference football game Thursday, Sept. 13, at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell.

“The first quarter and a half were pretty good,” Edmonds-Woodway coach John Gradwohl said. “We were right there. Read got knocked out and that set us back. … A good team took advantage of our mistakes.”

The Warriors (0-3) trailed 6-0 after the first quarter but then saw the deficit balloon to 27-0 at halftime. The Edmonds-Woodway defense regrouped and allowed only one TD in the second half.

Senior running back Capassio Cherry scored on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter for the Warriors’ lone touchdown.

“I thought we played a decent second half,” Gradwohl said. “We were fighting hard, playing at a high level and stepping up to the challenge. … Capassio played an excellent game. So did Christian Simpson and Tony Woo. The guys left it all on the field.”

Turnovers, especially in the first half, didn’t help the Warriors.

“We’ve really struggled taking care of the ball,” Gradwohl said. “It’s something we’re trying to work on.”

But overall Gradwohl saw progress from a week 2 loss to Shorecrest.

“We just need to keep improving,” he said. “It’s a process. We’re building.”

Edmonds-Woodway takes on district rival Meadowdale in the annual Jam the Stands clash at 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at Edmonds Stadium. The Mavericks (1-2) pounced on Lynnwood 55-21 for their first victory of the season.

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