Junior Falcon Midgets gain Div. II SYFL title game

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The dream season continued last Saturday for the Colfax Jr. Falcons’ midget football team. Playing Vista del Lago on its home field in the first round of the Sacramento Youth Football League playoffs, the Jr. Falcons responded with one of their most well-rounded efforts of the season in posting a 12-0 win. The win vaults the Jr. Falcons midgets into Saturday’s SYFL championship game against Pleasant Grove. The Colfax-Pleasant Grove contest will kickoff at 4 p.m. at Rio Linda High School. In last week’s semi-final win, the Jr. Falcons got going when Kyle Bryant returned the opening kickoff 20 yards to the Colfax 46. From there, Colfax ate up eight minutes of clock with a 17-play drive that Vista stopped at its own 11. John Hayes and Mario Margherita then set the defensive tone for the day by stopping Folsom on their first play for a six-yard loss. Following a punt, Colfax took over at Vista’s 35. Seven plays later, Jack Baldoni raced to the corner of the end zone scoring on a 15 yard run. The key play on the scoring drive was a third down 21-yard pass play from Baldoni to Bailey Bean. From its own 39, Vista drove to the Colfax 32 where the defense held. Four plays later Vista picked off a Baldoni pass at the own 5 stopping Colfax again. A Vista seven-play drive ended at their own 42 with Bean, Trentman and Robbie Lopez leading defensive stops in this series. Six plays later, Kane carried 19 yards from the Vista 24 and with no further need to score, Colfax went into the “Victory” formation to end the game at Vista’s five.