Colfax braces for big three-game PVL stretch

Young fires 4 TD passes in Falcons' 35-21 win over Foothill
By: Gold Country News Services
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NORTH HIGHLANDS - The Colfax Falcons captured their second straight Pioneer Valley League football game here Friday night and now braces for an upcoming critical three-game regular season ending stretch of the PVL season. Sparked by three first half touchdown passes from Austin Young and four total on the evening, the Falcons built a 28-6 lead by halftime and eventually cruised home to a 35-21 win over the Mustangs. The win leaves Colfax with a 2-0 PVL slate and a 5-2 overall mark but the Falcons are now primed to meet three playoff caliber opponents which could make or break their season. "Obviously we have three tough games ahead of us," said Colfax coach Tony Martello. "We did some good things tonight, a lot of balance on offense and some good things defensively." First up for Colfax at home Friday is Placer which made Friday's 62-20 win over Lincoln look more like a night practice. After that the Falcons tackle the Zebras on the road Oct. 29 before a Nov. 5 home curtain closer against Bear River. Young and fellow junior David Mowbray were on the same page Friday as the duo hooked up three times for TD passes. Chase Mosier gathered in Young's other scoring aerial on the evening. Tom Baldoni was also a factor for the Falcons as he helped Colfax control the ball as he packed the ball 24 times for 115 yards and added another touchdown. Shawn Rawlins alson returned to action for the Falcons and gained 54 yards on just four carries. On defense for Colfax, Brennan Holman had a pass interception while Danny Walker, Roger Lillie and Francis Sanford all played well. Colfax JVs 7 Foothill 0 - Henry Freer hauled in a 54-yard scoring pass from Clay Southerland in the first quarter as the Falcons (4-3, 1-1) handed Foothill its first loss of the season. Jack Baldoni, Cody Baugh, Tim Stuck and Alex Sinclear all had good defensive outings in the win. Colfax Frosh 28 Foothill 0 - The Falcons improved to 6-1 and 1-0 in PVL action with the road shutout on Thursday.