South Whidbey breaks Concrete for football team’s first win, 54-34

South Whidbey’s offense broke through Concrete’s defense early and often in a 54-34 rout on Friday.

At halftime, the Falcons led the Lions 44-14. Coming off a 17-0 shutout loss against Bellingham the week before, finding the end zone felt good for South Whidbey’s starters.

“It was really good for us to get that (win) as a team,” said senior safety and co-captain Avery Buechner. “That’s just us playing like we should.”

He said the team was aggressive on offense, defense and special teams, and played relentless throughout the game.

“All the skill position guys, just about, scored,” Buechner said.

He credited the offensive and defensive lines for putting pressure up front.

“Our D-line just blew them up,” he said.

Aaron Curfman scored three touchdowns. Buechner had a 25-yard touchdown run.

South Whidbey kept its offense mostly on the ground, with only three passes that Buechner could recall. One of those passes resulted in one of Curfman’s scores.

The Falcons had starting quarterback Nick French in the game, after he sat the first one out with an ankle injury. There was little need to throw, Buechner said, because the Falcons’ starting tailback and offensive line did most of the work.

“Sam Lee just ran the ball hard,” Buechner said. “Our O-line had their D-line on skates.

“Nick French being back was huge.”

Once the Falcons built a comfortable lead, South Whidbey’s coaches sat most of the starters during the second half.

All-conference kicker junior Cameron Coupe did not play. His ankle was examined Tuesday and Buechner hoped they’d have Coupe back on the field soon.

“We’ve all got our fingers crossed,” Buechner said.

It was South Whidbey’s final non-conference game before the beginning Cascade Conference play against Granite Falls on Friday at Waterman Field.


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