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Ouch! Falcons Overwhelmed In Modesto

Crusaders speed too much in 64-7 blow out
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Services
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SALIDA - It took the Colfax High football team a year to get back to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs but it took Modesto Christian just 48 minutes here Friday night to leave the Falcons with a sour post season taste in their mouths. Being outclassed from the opening kickoff to the final whistle on both sides of the ball, the Falcons were no match for the host Crusaders as the top-seeded hosts handed Colfax a 64-7 drubbing. There was no sugar-coating this one for Colfax coach Tony Martello who watched his Falcons turn the ball over five times and allow the Crusaders 503 yards of total offense. "We played terrible and they played great," understated the Colfax coach. "It's disappointing to end this way because I thought we did a real good job last week." Colfax, which finishes the season with a 6-5 overall record, fell behind 22-0 after a quarter and then trailed 44-7 by halftime as the Crusaders scored on six of their first seven possessions. The trigger-man behind Friday's Crusader romp was quarterback Isiah Burse who accounted for 313 yards of total offenseand five touchdowns. The speedy Burse, who is being recruited by several Div. I colleges, used his 4.4 speed to burn the Falcons for 147 yards on the ground which included touchdown romps of 48, 24 and two yards. He also hit on 8 of 13 passes for 183 more yards with touchdown tosses of 65 yards to Kevon Roya and 8 yards to Raymond Nelson. The lone bright spot for the Falcons in the game was senior running back Pat Rawlins who finished with 96 yards on 17 carries. Rawlins' yardage leaves the Colfax senior with a school record career total of 2,448 yards which surpasses the former mark held by Mike Fucci who rushed for 2,398 yards in 2005-06. Rawlins scored Colfax'lone tally on a 34-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter.