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Falcons win wild one against Devils

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The pistol offenses of Colfax and Davis went up and down the field like knives through hot butter last Friday night in Davis. But in an offensive-minded shootout that generated over 900 yards between both teams, when push came to shove, it was a second-half defensive stand by the Falcons that secured a wild, 48-40 win. ?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 the victory and improved to 4-0 on the season. For Colfax, the Falcons will risk their unbeaten mark when they travel to take on North Section power Wheatland, also 4-0, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Colfax didn?t secure last Friday?s game until scrambling Davis quarterback Shayne Reagan was hit by Matt Anglade near the Colfax 40-yard line and R.J. Hurley recovered the fumble with 15 seconds to play. The Falcons had trailed 28-21 after a see-saw first half. They came out strong to start the third quarter as they used three Hunter Perez touchdowns to take a lead the Falcons 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, after the Blue Devils struck again to trim Colfax?s lead to 41-34 with 9:40 to go, the Falcons answered one play after the ensuing kickoff when Young found Sam Quinlan behind the Blue Devil secondary for a 61-yard scoring pass that extended the margin to 48-34. After a muffed punt by the Falcons, Davis scored again three plays after the turnover when 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 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 143 yards. ----------------------------- COLFAX 48, DAVIS 40 Colfax 14 7 20 7 ? 48 Davis 13 15 0 12 ? 40 Col ? Perez 15 run (Rooker kick) Davis ? Roberson 4 run ( May kick) Davis ? Hicks 79 pass from Reagan (run failed) Col ? Quinlan 6 pass from Young (Rooker kick) Davis ? 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) Davis ? Roberson 10 run (kick failed) Col ? Quinlan 61 pass from Young (Rooker kick) Davis ? Dickerson 13 pass from Reagan (kick failed)