Wednesday Sep 07 2011
Big comeback boosts freshman football
Colfax team beats Inderkum 29-22
As comebacks go, Colfax High frosh football coach Bob Luke rates it right up there with some of the best he can remember. Luke was referring to the Colfax Falcons’ frosh football team’s 29-22 come-from-behind win posted last week over Inderkum High of Sacramento. “It was a good one,” said Luke. “We got down by two touchdowns but the kids kept battling. It was a nice win.” Colfax, now 2-0 on the season, fell behind in the contest 14-0 and 22-14 and lost the services of leading rusher Tim Rawlins at halftime after the Colfax running back suffered a hip injury. Rawlins had scored a second quarter touchdown for the Falcons on a run but the Falcons were still behind 14-7 at the halftime break. In the second half, Colfax quarterback Logan Hurst used his legs to score a pair of touchdowns and also scored on a two-point conversion to tie the game at 22-22. The game winning touchdown came on a fourth down from the Inderkum eight-yard line with less than three minutes to play as Hurst scrambled in for the go-ahead score. Dalton Bannister scored the ensuing conversion kick and the Falcons were up 29-22. Luke said the Falcons also received good defensive efforts from Dylan Strader, Sam Lahaie, Jeromey Cabodi and Brian Little. Colfax hosts Union Mine at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.