Falcons Overpower Center, 41-14, in PVL opener

Colfax starts 6-0 for first time since 2006
By: Journal Staff Report
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ANTELOPE - For the first time since 2006, the Colfax Falcons' football team has started the season 6-0. Leading just 28-14 late in the second quarter, the Falcons scored on the last play of the opening half and then shut the Cougars out over the final two stanzas on their way to a 41-14 win in the PVL opener for both schools. A 45-yard touchdown pass from Austin Young to David Mowbray on the final play of the first half proved vital for the Falcons as the touchdown boosted Colfax into a 28-14 lead at intermission. In the second half, strong defensive work from Benton Brown, Nolan Karbowski, Henry Freer and R.J. Hurley (interception) helped keep the Cougars in check and turned the tide the Falcons' way. "We had kind of an uneven first half but Center did some things well," said Colfax coach Tony Martello. "I thought we definitely played better in the second half." Once again the Falcons showed good balance on offense. Young threw for 252 yards and a pair of touchdowns, one to Mowbray and the other to Sam Quinlan. Meanwhile, on the ground, Hunter Perez was again outstanding with 158 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Perez now has accounted for 21 touchdowns this season for the Falcons. Colfax will host Foothill next Friday in the school's homecoming game. Colfax JVs 41 Center 7 - Tanner Kane rushed for 96 yards and scored on a 45-yard run and Kyle Bryant hauled in seven passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns to spark the Falcons to the win. Now 5-1 on the season, Colfax also received stellar efforts from Michael Wilson who was 14 of 18 passing for 208 yards and four touchdowns and Austin Moore who also ran for a touchdown. On defense Alex Nevarez (interception), Nick Blake (fumble recovery) and Austin Ames (sack) also played well. Colfax Frosh 27 Liberty Ranch 7 - The Falcons improved to 6-0 Thursday night with the road win in Galt. Avo Shahabian ran for two touchdowns while Sam Lahaie added another. The Falcons' other score came on a pass from Logan Hurst to Carrick Hoffart.