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Same story for football plays out against Lakewoood Cougs

The South Whidbey High School Falcons remained winless in Cascade Conference play last week after a 49-6 loss at Lakewood High School.

On Monday, Mark Hodson, the Falcons head coach, credited Lakewood’s coach Doug Plucker on building up his team with an off-season strength program that improved the Lakewood team from previous years. The Cougars were a lot bigger than they have ever have been, he said. Last year, the Falcons lost to the Cougars 34-6.

Despite two straight Cascade Conference losses making the prospect of post-season play difficult, the player who leads the offense on the field remains optimistic.

Senior Matt Parrick, the Falcon’s starting quarterback, said the team’s still not out of playoff contention. He said he’s told some other players to keep their heads up since there’s still four games to play.

“If we win the rest of the games, we have a great chance for the playoffs,” Parrick said.

On how to win the games, he said the team will continue running the same plays they have been running.

Hodson said the team will reset its goals and simplify the game plan to focus on the fundamentals for the rest of the season.

With the loss, South Whidbey joins Sultan and Granite Falls, two upcoming opponents, as the three schools with no Cascade Conference wins this season.

To qualify for the playoffs, the Falcons must now amass a better record than Cedarcrest, the only other 3A school in the conference. Cedarcrest has one conference loss this season and beat South Whidbey in the only head-to-head game the two teams will play.

No individual offensive statistics for the Lakewood game were available from Hodson for the Lakewood game. Assistant Coach Andy Davis was also unable to provide defensive statistics.

South Whidbey returns to Waterman Field Friday for the season’s homecoming game against King’s at 7 p.m.

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