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Red Wolves drop Falcons, 35-6
Cascade Conference 3A rival Cedarcrest bounced back from a 6-0 deficit Friday night, putting up 35 unanswered points after Keith Ryders touchdown on the Falcons second possession of the first quarter. Cedarcrest handed South Whidbey its third straight loss, 35-6.
The Falcons early score put South Whidbey in front first.
We ran a lead power play off the left side ending an 11-play drive, Coach Mark Hodson said.
But in the second period, Cedarcrest running back Arryan Ghazanfarpour fooled the entire Falcon line when he broke through for a 52-yard touchdown.
It seemed South Whidbey would close the gap just before the half ended, but last-minute heroics by South Whidbeys outside linebacker James Jones, quarterback Danny Parra and Ryder went for naught and the score stood at 14-6 at the break.
Cedarcrest stayed strong in the second half. The Red Wolf offensive line did a good job providing big holes for their running backs.
Cedarcrests Evan Brammer picked up the final Cedarcrest touchdown with three seconds left as the announcer noted drily, Hopes of a Falcon comeback fade.
For the Falcons, James Mitchell led with 97 yards rushing and Ryder had 74 yards plus the touchdown.
Friday the team travels to Hoquiam, also 0-3 for the season. Jones also had a terrific sack on Red Wolf QB David Cortez with 5:05 left.
The Grizzlies are a multiple-formation team, but we beat them last year, Hodson said.
Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.