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Colfax JVs topple Hillmen - now 7-1 on season

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Tim Rawlins got the Colfax High JV football team off to a rousing start last Friday night in Auburn and the Falcons used his big special teams play to get on their way to a 41-19 Pioneer Valley League win over Placer. Rawlins, a call-up from the freshman squad three weeks ago, took last Friday’s opening kickoff back 77 yards for a touchdown and the Falcons never looked back in dousing the host Hillmen. Colfax followed its good start to build a 21-7 halftime lead and, after Placer closed the gap to 28-19 in the third quarter, the Falcons put the hammer down with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. Colfax was led on offense by several different players as the Falcons spread the wealth around. Running back Tanner Kane carried the ball 11 times for 80 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of four and three yards. Meanwhile, in the air, Colfax quarterback Michael Wilson, who went over the 1,000 yard passing mark two weeks ago, hit on 23 of 30 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Having big receiving games for the Falcons were Kyle Bryant, who caught four balls for 95 yards and scored on a 16-yard reception; Chris Harshman, who had five catches for 62 yards; Kane, who had two receptions for 31 yards; and Blake Rawlings, who caught three passes for 26 yards including a five-yard TD aerial. On defense, Colfax was led by Rawlins and Chas Reisinger from the safety spots, and linebackers Jack Baldoni and Jake Mederios and Mario Margherita in the trenches. Colfax, now 7-1 on the season and 3-0 in Pioneer Valley League games, faces a tough Lincoln team on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The Zebras are 2-1 in PVL games with wins over Foothill and Placer and a last-second 14-8 loss to Bear River last Friday. PVL JV Standings: 1. Colfax, 3-0; Bear River, 3-0; 3. Lincoln 2-1; 4. Center, 1-2; Foothill, 0-3; Placer 0-3. Frosh Lose First Game – For three quarters, the Colfax Falcons frosh football team found itself in a tooth-and-nail battle with Placer last Thursday night in Auburn. However, trailing just 16-14 with about three minutes to play in the third stanza, things snowballed against the Falcons and the Hillmen turned the game into a runaway, notching a 48-14 win. Colfax received a pair of touchdowns from Avo Shahabian but also lost their leading rusher to a season-ending broken collarbone in the fourth quarter. Colfax, 7-1 overall and 0-1 in PVL games, will face undefeated PVL-leading Lincoln Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Colfax.