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Falcons Roll Union Mine, 42-0

Wilson Throws For 334 Yards In 1st Falcons Win
By: (Gold Country News Services)
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EL DORADO – At first glance, Colfax’s rousing 42-0 non-league football win over a winless Union Mine squad here Friday night might not be front page news. But when a team is coming off two tough non-league losses of its own to start a season, and considering Union Mine was at full strength with 4,000 yard career rusher Sean Tow in the line-up, the Falcons’ victory was indeed sweet. “We’re young and the guys were looking to play better and improve,” said Colfax coach Tony Martello. “We threw the ball well tonight and played great defense. It was a good night all the way around.” For the Falcons, the trip to Diamondback country proved to be fruitful. Colfax quarterback Michael Wilson led the Falcons’ effort as he completed 20 of 27 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns. Wilson connected with Chas Reisinger and Kyle Bryant for second quarter touchdown passes, the second one to Bryant coming with just 3:05 left in the first half that gave the Falcons a commanding 21-0 lead at the break. “We had a tough week in practice this week and I think it paid off tonight,” said Wilson. “We corrected some mistakes that had hurt us the first two games and the defense really did a great job.” Using a relentless swarm to the ball style, the Falcons’ defense showed great containment not allowing Tow to get outside. Tow, who had rushed for 185 yards as a sophomore and 217 as a junior against the Falcons, was held to 25 yards on eight first half carries before retiring to the sidelines in the second half. “We did a great job of containing Tow tonight,” said Colfax defensive coordinator Jeff Baggett. “Henry Freer played great on the outside and are inside guys Mario Margherita and Cory Wilhelm were also outstanding.” Colfax began its scoring in the opening quarter when sophomore Tim Rawlins scored on a three-yard run. The Falcons then upped the count to 14-0 in the second quarter when Wilson found Reisinger from 15 yards out. Following its 21-0 lead at halftime, the Falcons increased the margin to 28-0 when Wilson and Reisinger hooked up again, this time from 20 yards out. Colfax’s final two touchdowns came on runs from Austin Moore, both in the fourth quarter. Reisinger had a big night receiving as he caught 11 balls for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Bryant added four catches for 102 tards while Chris Harshman had three grabs for 73 yards. On the ground, the Falcons showed good balance as Rawlins rushed 14 times for 53 yards, Moore added 50 on eight carries and Tanner Kane picked up 37 on 10 carries. Colfax, 1-2, will play its first home game of the season Friday when they host Woodland. Colfax JVs dropped their first game of the season, 26-12, to Union Mine in the preliminary game.