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Falcons Crash Mesa Verde Party, 35-0

Colfax Proves To Be Rude Guests; Now 3-2
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Services
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CITRUS HEIGHTS - The Colfax High football team proved to be rude guests here Friday night as the Falcons crashed Mesa Verde’s homecoming festivities with a convincing 35-0 win over the outgunned Mavericks. Rolling up over 350 yards of offense in the first half, the Falcons did all of their scoring over the first two quarters before officials implemented a running clock in the second half. The win, Colfax’s third straight, allows the Falcons to take a 3-2 overall mark into their first stress test of the season, next week’s Pioneer Valley League opening game at home versus Bear River. “I thought we played pretty well in the first half,” said Colfax coach Tony Martello. “Coming off a bye week you never know but I thought we were crisp. We also got a lot of guys in the game in the second half and that’s a positive.” The Falcons scored on their first three possessions of the game, led 21-0 after a quarter and never looked back. Sophomore Tim Rawlins, who led all Colfax ball carriers with 91 yards on 11 carries, started the Falcons’ scoring with a 15 yard run before quarterback Michael Wilson found Chas Reisinger on a 16-yard scoring pass and Kyle Bryant on a four-yard toss for the 21-0 advantage. Wilson, who threw just two second half passes, hit on 16 of 20 aerials on the night for 264 yards and three touchdowns. Resinger also grabbed a five-yard touchdown pass from Wilson in the second quarter. Colfax’s final touchdown of the game came with just four seconds left in the first half when Henry Freer zigged and zagged his way on a 47-yard punt return for six points. The punt runback was Freer’s second of the campaign for a touchdown. Colfax’s defense also shined as the Falcons allowed the Mavericks just one first down in the first half. Preston Perry, Jack Baldoni, Austin Mulderrig and Clay Southerland helped lead the Colfax charge. Perry contributed a pair of sacks while Southerland added an interception. Another sack by William Fink also lead to a Mario Margherita fumble recovery. The Falcons will now ready for Bear River which took a perfect 4-0 record into Saturday’s game at Scotts Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains. “We had a good week of practice and I think it really showed tonight,” said Colfax defensive coordinator Jeff Baggett who praised his team’s overall effort on the night. “Now we have to go back to work and get ready for next week.” Colfax JV 32 Mesa Verde 20 – Logan Hurst fired four touchdown passes, two to Marcus Jackson and two to Cameron Howes, to help pace the Falcons to the win. Colfax now 4-1 on the season received good defensive games from Dalton Bannister, Brian Little, Ryan Roblez and Sam LaHaie. Colfax 21 14 0 0 -35 Mesa Verde 0 0 0 0 – 0 Col – Rawlins 15 run (Wilson kick) Col – Reisinger 15 pass from Wilson (Wilson kick) Col – Bryant 4 pass from Wilson (Wilson kick) Col – Reisinger 5 pass from Wilson (Wilson kick) Col – Freer 47 punt return (Wilson kick)