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Bothell's Wilson runs over Inglemoor in annual Spaghetti Bowl | Prep football
The Cougar football team pushed their win streak against Inglemoor to 11 games Friday night, winning the annual Spaghetti Bowl in dominant fashion, 66-21, at Pop Keeney Stadium. Bothell now leads the all-time series 26-22.
For the Cougars, it is the fourth win in a row after starting the season 0-3.
“We knew going into the season that our schedule could present us with some difficult challenges,” said Bothell head coach Tom Bainter. “I was very pleased with the determination of our players and staff as we prepared for our first league game in week four versus Eastlake. Our players continue to work hard and improve every day.”
Bothell scored early and often against the Vikings, starting the game with a seven-yard touchdown run by Danny Wilson, who would prove to have a huge night, running for five touchdowns and 364 yards.
“Danny Wilson’s 364 were certainly the most yards gained in the 13 years I have been here,” said Bainter. “I don’t think records have been kept prior to 2000. It was certainly a tremendous performance and one of the best if not the best.”
The Cougars extended that lead to 14-0, as Ross Bowers found Jed Aboulhosn on a 10-yard pass.
Inglemoor kept the score close, driving down the field to put their first points on the board, as quarterback Hans Fortune found Jake Jokes for a 10-yard touchdown pass.
But Bothell’s high-powered offense, which has hit its stride in recent weeks, continued to roll as Darrin Laufasa put the ball into the end zone from three-yards out.
Inglemoor continued to keep pace with one big play. Dillon Gongliawski busted free from scrimmage, rumbling 67 yards for a touchdown.
The Cougars scored their fourth touchdown of the first quarter, as Wilson busted free for a 22-yard touchdown run. Bothell’s 28-14 first-quarter lead was not insurmountable, but the Cougars began to pull away during the second quarter.
Wilson scored his third touchdown of the game on a 67-yard run.
“The blocking by the offensive line, tight ends, full back and receivers down field were equally amazing,” said Bainter. “There were many huge holes and the downfield effort by our athletes to continue to block until the end of each play was very impressive. It takes a total team effort to amass yards like that.”
An Alec Yarno field goal pushed Bothell to a 38-14 lead.
Inglemoor continued to play hard in the face of the deficit, scoring its third touchdown of the game on an eight-yard pass from Fortune to Gongliawski.
The Cougars put up one last score prior to halftime, as Bowers found Jared Berry for a 21-yard touchdown pass. Thanks to the pass play, Bothell led at halftime 45-21.
Wilson’s amazing night continued following halftime, scoring his fourth touchdown from four-yards out and then busting free for an 80-yard run and his fifth and final touchdown. The Cougar scoring barrage was capped on a fourth quarter four-yard run by Devin Fife-Aebischer.
The win improves Bothell’s record to 3-0 in 4A KingCo play atop the Crest Division and 4-3 overall.
“We are simply trying to improve every day and our focus is to prepare for our opponent that we play this week,” said Bainter. “This is a must if we want to continue to be successful.”
Inglemoor falls to 1-3 in league play and 1-6 overall.