The First of Many


Faraz Virani

Pictured above: Will Atnipp (12) gets in the zone before the game. Picture by Halle Brazda.

The Falcons redeemed themselves after last Friday’s loss with a 31-14 win against the Bay City Blackcats. This win is a testament to the determination not only of the team, but also of the coaching staff. They stuck with their gameplan and starters, which proved to pay off. In his second game under center, quarterback Michael Goldak (12) threw four touchdowns, and really showed what he is capable of. The offensive explosion came to be the highlight of Friday’s game.

Midway through the first quarter, with a 3-0 lead, Goldak led two touchdown drives in under five minutes. Josh Williams (9) and Kirby Cravens (11) both hauled in their first touchdown passes of the year. Just before halftime, Williams reeled in one more touchdown reception and the Falcons ended the first half with a 24 -14 lead.

The final touchdown of the game was another reception in the endzone for Cravens. The Falcons’ defense was very strong and held the Blackcats to just fourteen points. With both the offense and defense playing at an elite level, this team will not be left out of the SPC championship contention.

The Falcons play at home next week on Friday, Sept. 11 against the Westbury Christian Wildcats. The Wildcats are undefeated so far, and have a high scoring offense which will be a good test for the Falcon defense. With a win on Friday, the Falcons will move take their record above .500 for the first time this season.