Jr.Falcons Midgets, Jr. Midgets Take Wins Over Cordova

Colfax Youth Teams Open SYFL Play
By: Gold Country News Services
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After soundly defeating River City in their opener last week, the Colfax Falcon Jr. Falcon Midgets opened Sacramento Youth Football League league play with a strong 42-6 win over visiting Rancho Cordova. Colfax opened the game’s scoring on its second possession with a 6-play, 53-yard drive culminating with Mason Hurst running it in from 8 yards out. In the 2nd quarter, following a Cordova punt to the Colfax 48, Hurst took the ball around left end and raced 52 yards to the score. Jack Beeman converted to make the score 14-0 Cordova punted after five plays and five plays later, Hurst found Dallan Trentman for a 43 yard scoring strike. Beeman converted again for a halftime score of 22-0 Colfax opened the 3rd quarter recovering a fumble at its own 35. From there, Hurst hit J.T. Hobbs with a 40-yard pass...ran for 6 and Marc Avila closed the drive with a 2-yard score and a 28-0 lead. After Cordova came back with a quick strike, Colfax went back to work. From their own 42, it took five plays culminating with another 27-yard pass from Hurst to Avila extending the lead to 34-0. After the ensuing kickoff, Hobbs intercepted a pass at the 50 and four plays later, Trentman ran it in from five yards out. Beeman converted for the final 42-6 score. Defensive leaders were Trentman with five tackles, Cameron Lee, Zane McDade and Hurstwith four tackles each. Hurst and Skyler Saavedra each had a sack. Colfax Jr. Midgets 36 Cordova 13 - Following their emotional 26-0 blanking of River City last in honor of fallen teammate Tyler Nickerson, the Junior Midgets picked up where they left off with the Lancers. Cordova’s opening drive resulted in a 9-yard sack by Jake Green, Wil Besler catching a runner for a 3-yard loss and Nate Sawi forcing a fumble recovered by Besler. From the Cordova 45 it took only four plays with Mason Ahrens running it in from 12 yards. Garren O’Keefe’s kick conversion made it 8-0. After a 2-play Cordova drive including a 51-yard touchdown run, Colfax fumbled the kickoff and Cordova scored three plays later leading 12-8. Colfax then came back on a 6-play drive with Ahrens scoring from 29 yards. O’Keeffe added the two point conversion for a 16-12 lead. The Lancers again came right back with an 80-yard run to take the lead at 19-16. From here, the Falcons’ defense shut the door. Colfax took their time on a 10-play 56-yard drive with Ahrens again scoring from the 8. O’Keeffe’s conversion made it 24-19. The Falcons’ defense held and from its 43, it took three plays ending with a 57-yard pass play from Ryland Heimann to Ahrens for a 30-19 lead. Taking the 3rd quarter opening kick, Colfax went on a 8-play, 67-yard drive ending with a 10-yard pass from Heimann to Ahrens and the final 36-19 score. The “Gang Green” defense was evident. Wil Besler had eight tackles including a sack and touchdown-saving tackle, forced fumble and fumble recovery. Jake Green added seven stops including a sack. Nate Sawi added seven stops including two sacks. Also in on multiple stops were Gentry Owens, Beau Baggett, Colton Reeves, Zach Forseth, Daniel Frye, Justin Ambrose and Michael O’Neill. Cordova 7 Peewees 0 - The Pee Wees followed their strong defensive performance from their 2-0 shutout last week. Nathan Searcy led all tacklers with six. Dylan Owens, and Ryan Donovan had five each. Others with multiple stops were Travyn Heimann, Nick Nissen, Jason Holm, Gannon Brothers, Alex Weir, Connor McNally, Logan Wilkins, Wiley Drummond and Ben Bean. Heiman, Brothers and Donovan had a sack each and Heiman recovered a fumble. Cordova 41 Jr. Peewees 8 - After a couple of exchanges, the Lancers scored on a 3-play, 67-yard drive to take a 6-0 lead. That lasted shortly as Luke Green took the ensuing kickoff at his 15 and raced 85-yard to score. In the third quarter with the score now 21-6, several Falcons dropped the Lancer quarterback in the end zone for a safety making the score 21-8. Cordova then shut the door on the Falcons’ offense. The undersized Colfax defense was led by Jedidiah Vculek with six tackles. Luke Green followed with five stops and an interception. Other defensive stops were made by Joshua Shuttleworth, Caleb Howard, Cameron Austin, Christopher Jones, Logan McNally and Sean Divine.