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Falcons Hold On In Davis

Colfax Rallies In 2nd Half For 48-40 Win
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Services
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DAVIS – The Colfax Falcons football team finally met an opponent that could match yards and points with them here Friday night. But in an offensive-minded battle of Pistol offenses, it was Colfax’s defense that sent a Davis homecoming night throng that packed Ron & Mary Brown Stadium home disappointed. “I thought our defense finally was able to slow them down in the second half and that was the difference,” said Colfax coach Tony Martello after his Falcons – who trailed at halftime for the first time this season – pulled out a wild, 48-40, win over the Div. I Blue Devils (2-2). “They’re very athletic,” said Martello. “Two big receivers, a good back. On film they didn’t come across as well as they played tonight. We had to work for everything.” Colfax, now 4-0 on the season, didn’t secure the game until scrambling Davis quarterback Shayne Reagan was hit near the Colfax 40-yard line and R.J. Hurley recovered the fumble with 15 seconds to play. The Falcons had trailed 28-21 in a see-saw first half where neither defense was able to stop the opposing offense. But Colfax used three Hunter Perez touchdowns to start the second half to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Perez scored on two runs of five yards and hauled in a 34-yard touchdown pass from Austin Young to boost Colfax into a 41-28 advantage. However, the Blue Devils wouldn’t go away easy. Led by sophomore workhorse Winfred Roberson , the Blue Devils scored on a 10-yard run with 9:40 to play that trimmed Colfax’s advantage to 41-34. But Colfax struick swiftly again as one play after the ensuing kickoff, Young found Sam Quinlan all alone behind the Blue Devil secondary for a 61-yard scoring pass that extended the marin to 48-34. The Falcons seemed ready to put the game away on the next possession when they forced a three and out, but Colfax muffed Davis’ ensuing punt and three plays after the turnover, Reagan hit Grant Dickerson on a 13-yard scoring aerial that cut the lead to 48-40 with 5:56 to go. Pinned in at their own 15 following the kickoff, Colfax used runs of 15 by Perez and 13 by Austin Perry to get it some breathing room before Perry boomed a punt that drove the Devils back to their own eight-yard line. From there good defensive work from Jeremy Dawson, Nolan Karbowski, Cory Wilhelm, Henry Freer and sophomore Chancey Trentman kept the hosts in check. Colfax finished the game with 504 yards of total offense as Young hit on nine of 16 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns. Perez, bottled up for much of the first half, finished with 138 hard earned yard on 25 carries. Reagan, who threw for 206 yards in the first half, finished 18 of 32 for 278 yards while Roberson packed the ball 32 times for 155 yards. Colfax will travel to play undefeated Wheatland (4-0 next Friday. Colfax JV 31 Davis 7 – Michael Wilson hit on 12 of 22 passes for 171 yards, ran for a pair of touchdowns and also booted a 39-yard field goal to help spark the Falcons past the Blue Devils. Colfax, 3-1 on the season, also received a touchdown run from Tanner Kane and Kyle Bryant. Both Jack Baldoni and Christopher Harshman each had four catches for Colfax. The Falcons play at Wheatland Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. Colfax 48 Davis 40 Colfax 14 7 20 7 – 48 Davis – 13 15 0 12 –40 Col – Perez 15 run (Rooker kick) D – Roberson 4 run ( May kick) D - Hicks 79 pass from Reagan (run failed) Col – Quinlan 6 pass from Young (Rooker kick) D – Roberson 1 run (Reagan run) Col – Mowbray 79 pass from Young (Rooker kick) Davis – Roberson 4 run ( May kick) Col – Perez 5 run (kick failed) Col – Perez 34 pass from Young (Rooker kick) Col - Perez 5 run (Rooker kick) D – Roberson 10 run (kick failed) Col – Quinlan 61 pass from Young (Rooker kick) D - Dickerson 13 pass from Reagan (kick failed0