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September 28, 2008 at 4:11 PM

VIDEO: Jackson football highlights v. Edmonds-Woodway

I saw this video in our forum and wanted to pass it along. The clip has only Jackson highlights, which means about half of the total from a very balanced and back-and-forth game.

I was at the game and it was one of the better high-school contests I’ve attended. There were so many big plays and lead changes that I had about 4-5 different versions of the story written throughout the night. Here’s the final version.

Let it be known that Edmonds-Woodway did enough to win and was one questionable penalty call away from victory. The Warriors, leading 25-22, had stopped Jackson on fourth down during the Timberwolves final drive, but a personal foul call kept the drive alive.

But still a great win for Jackson.

Some other thoughts:

  • Tony Heard, even if not 100% healthy, is impossible to bring down. It takes at least three defenders to get him to the ground and if I had a nickel for every one of his broken tackles I could probably retire. He also had some ferocious hits on defense.

  • E-W also has a dangerous revamped passing attack. Andy Willcock to Din Kuses is a great combo.

  • Riley Carr is a great player on both sides of the ball. The oft-overlooked senior had to carry much of load on offense in the first half with Taylor Cox out. He even took many snaps out of the shotgun running the option.

  • Warriors John Gradwohl must be a big believer in Murphy’s Law after this weekend (anything that can go wrong will go wrong). In Week 1 against Meadowdale, he opted against kicking the field goal against Meadowdale on 4th-and-goal from the 3-yard line and ended up losing. On Friday, he changed strategies and kicked the go-ahead field goal from 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line but still lost.

Finally, if you ever see any YouTube videos of local games, be sure to pass them along. We won’t discriminate and this blog is a great medium to post them.

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