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9U MAINTAINS WINNING STREAK
The Falcons came into their game against Park Ridge off a strong week of practice. The goal for the week was to “go 4-0”. With four players missing, it would take a total team effort. The hard work during the week paid off with a solid 26-0 victory.
Michael Kipnis got the Falcons off to a fast start on the second play of the game with a 45-yard touchdown run. Bennet Zeikus, Salvi Calandriello and Nate Thangamani created a wide swath for the score. Sullivan Camp scampered in for one of his 2 extra points. On the Falcons’ next drive, Gavin Schuler followed Josh Castro, Seabass Christensen, Massimo Burdi and Grady Wood for a 35-yard run. Quarterback Spencer Marnell took it to the brink on the next play. Schuler finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge.
In what was the story all day, the Falcon defense stoned Park Ridge again. The D forced a punt that Kipnis ran in from 35 yards out for a 19-0 lead. After another defensive stop before the half, Kipnis scored his 3rd touchdown on his third touch from 30 yards out. The lead was 26-0 at halftime.
The Falcon’s D was stout all day. Luke Lieberenz spent as much time in Park Ridge’s backfield as their own quarterback did. Keegan McCoskey, Ben Murphy, Nick Carbonaro, George Beatty and Kellen Brown were all instrumental in securing the Falcons’ third shutout.
Despite heavy perspiration from Coaches Brown and Murphy, they were pleased with the outcome.
JV SILVER ADDS ANOTHER WIN
JV Silver went to 3-1 with another impressive win up in Bartlett this past weekend.
Owen Sunderson led the Falcon offense again, rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for one more, leading them to a 19-6 victory. The Falcon offense moved the ball at will with runs outside by speedy Tom Golon and between the tackles with punishing runs by John Breton and Alex Przyzycki. Sunderson broke a run up the middle for the team’s first score, breaking an early tackle and then outrunning the Bartlett defense. Sunderson would score again in the first quarter on a keeper on the left side where he made the corner and sprinted to pay dirt a good 50 yards. The Falcons third touchdown would come in the third quarter on a screen pass to John Breton just off the left side, where he scampered 10 yards to put the game away. Przyzcki would add the conversion point with a run off tackle. The Falcon offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage for third time in three weeks, led by Michael Sharples, Jimmy Satchwell and Harrish Mekla, Matthew Tomfohrde and Luke Zajicek.
The Falcon defense did not give the Bartlett team anything to work with as they shut down every drive in the first half. Defensive ends Luke McLaughlin and Henry Kohn led the defensive line that contained the Raider running attack and pressured their quarterback from start to finish. That pressure led to three interceptions, with Golon, Drew Wyent and McLaughlin each snatching the ball away from Bartlett receivers. Graham Marnell, Jack Enright and Evan Zydek also came up to make big plays on defense.
The Falcons host an undefeated Lyons Township team at 10 a.m. Sunday.
\Senior Gold Improves to 4-0
Legendary Coach Nick Bjorson was sad to miss his Plainfield’s team game against the red hot Falcons.
“I wanted to see them up close, but I got stuck in Bloomington with Coach Corcoran after the IU game, issues.”
What he missed was a team executing at a high level of football. The Falcons closed the game at 43-12 to move to 4-0. James Skokna started it with a 70-yard touchdown catch from Riley Contreras. Owen Joyce added a 40-yard scamper. Mateo Munoz added some key blocks, and had a nice catch along the way.
“I never get out, but when I do, I come watch these kids play, long way to go though!” super fan Fred Boshardt super fan said.
Next up for The Falcons is Elk Grove at Central. Game time 11:30 a.m.