West Marshall opened the season with an impressive 58-0 victory over class A power Madrid. A-P got a little tougher test escaping with a 21-19 win over class 3-A Humboldt.
The battle was waged Friday night at the Sacred Acre.
You know it's Falcon football when the ball stays on the ground. In the first quarter, running back Brandon Simkins would take the hand-off and he would do a good job of following his lead blocker. Simkins would run more than 30 yard during the play, but the Falcons drive would stall.
Then it would be the Trojans turn and they would take to the air. Quarter back Braydn Beals would air it out to Tyson Streeter and Streeter would do some fancy foot work. He would take it to the end zone, but it eventually came back. The Trojans called for an illegal block in the back.
Despite the penalty the Trojans would keep the ball moving. Beals would once again go to the air and connect with tight end Dalton Kelly. With the extra point West Marshall went up seven to nothing in the first quarter.
A-P Head Coach Alex Pollock would try to find the answer against the Trojans air attack. The Falcons defense would step up.
In the third quarter, Beals would bobble the snap and the Falcon's Cody Grill would be the one to land on it. A-P would eventually capitalize and tie things up, but it wouldn't be enough.
The Falcons lose a heartbreaker as West Marshall wins 14 to 7.