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Falcons Celebrate Senior Night With 42-6 Win

Colfax overcomes rain, win; Now 5-3 on season
By: Mike Ray Gold Country News Services
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COLFAX – The Colfax High football team made sure that the rain and wind that hit the foothills area Thursday night didn’t dampen its Senior Night celebration. Scoring on their first three possessions of the game and recovering five Highlands fumbles on the night, the Falcons more than overcame the elements by taking care of business in a 42-6 shellacking of the visiting Scots. The non-league win, Colfax’s third straight, upped the Falcons’ overall season mark to 5-3 and set the stage for what should be two pivotal regular season-ending games with Placer and Lincoln that could determine the Pioneer Valley League’s third playoff berth. Placer, which travels to Lincoln for another key PVL game Friday, visits Colfax next Friday before the Falcons close at Lincoln on Nov. 14. “I thought the kids did a good job of going out and getting the job done tonight,” said Colfax coach Tony Martello. “We got to play a lot of players tonight and that’s always good.” Colfax received a pair of touchdowns each from Pat Rawlins and Keith Russell as fumble recoveries in the first half by Brandon Downey, Robert Edwards, Travis Crowley and Tom Baldoni helped set the stage for the Falcons to jump out to a 35-0 lead by halftime. Rawlins tallied his two scores on runs of two and 40 yards while Russell snagged a 15-yard scoring pass from Spencer Lewis and also returned the second half kickoff 68 yards for his second six-pointer. Holden Klar also added another score for the Falcons on a three-yard run just before halftime. Also having a hand in the win was senior fullback Cody Shafer who rushed five times for 96 yards, caught two passes for 28 more yards and also hit pay-dirt on a 31-yard touchdown run that made the score 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. Having good games defensively for the Falcons were Baldoni, Edwards, Nick Turcotte, Randy Whitlow, Shaun Wood, Eddie Thompson and Zack Ray. Colfax JVs 27 Highlands 14 – Avery Baccala threw touchdown passes to Ben Buell and Chase Mosier and Brennan Holman returned a fumble 27 yards for another score as Colfax won its fifth straight game. Now 5-3 on the season, the Falcons led 27-0 at halftime and also received 119 yards rushing from Conner Brown. Having good games on defense for the Falcons, now 5-3 on the season, were Grayson Crowley, Austin Fitzhugh, Jake Karbowski, Vinney Corralejo and Danny Walker.