Nation Ford wins, but not the way Falcons wanted

dgantt@heraldonline.comSeptember 10, 2011 

— The result, they'll take. But the Nation Ford Falcons were less than thrilled with the methodology. That might be the best sign of the progress the Falcons are making.

The Falcons rolled to a 55-0 victory over Lewisville, moving them to 3-1 on the season. That matches the school-high win total they've reached in three of their first four seasons.

But as encouraged as they might be by the record, they had to feel disappointed because of the bizarre way the first half unfolded.

The Falcons scored on three of their four first-half possessions, but they had to work twice as hard to get the points because of their own mistakes. They were flagged eight times for 130 yards in the first half. The penalties negated a 57-yard punt return touchdown by Dijuan Ussery and a 69-yard interception return by Kevin Stewart, plays that had the fans on their feet.

Some were garden variety holds and facemasks, but there were several personal fouls as well.

"I'm telling you, we had a serious talk at halftime," Allen said. "There's a fine line between aggressive and smart, and aggressive and not-so-smart. We addressed that situation. We're not going to be able to compete with the teams we have to play if we keep that up."

Despite the ease of the win, the Falcons were training their sights forward, knowing they have some history to overcome. They haven't won a region game in school history, and Wells said the early success and a new attitude have them believing they can change that.

Nation Ford 55, Lewisville 0

Nation Ford

14

7

21

13

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55

Lewisville

0

0

0

0

--

0

SCORING SUMMARY

NF -- Brandon Sturdivant 10 run (Corey Condron kick).

NF -- Cameron Wells 12 pass to Jay Jay McCullough (Condron kick)

NF -- Daniel Jackson 10 run (Condron kick).

NF -- Wells 2 run (Condron kick).

NF -- Jackson 6 run (Condron kick).

NF -- Wells 61 pass to Dijuan Ussery (Condron kick).

NF -- Kenny Settle 10 run (kick failed).

NF -- Andrew Bruce 61 yard interception return (Condron kick).

TEAM STATISTICS

Nation Ford

Lewisville

First downs

19

11

Rushes-yards

26-254

31-71

Comp-Att-Int

11-17-0

9-19-4

Passing yards

142

144

Fumbles-lost

2-1

6-3

Penalties-yards

12-160

6-37

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- Lewisville: Quay Walls 2-(-2), Myah Walls 1-5, Omar Talford 19-78, Quentin McKnight 2-18, Carlos McGraw 3-(-4), Tony Gaston 4-(-24). Nation Ford: Brandon Sturdivant 6-45, Daniel Jackson 14-144, Cameron Wells 5-55, Kenny Settle 1-10.

PASSING -- Lewisville: Q. Walls 0-1-0 0 yards, Gaston 8-18-4 144 yards. Nation Ford: Wells 11-17-0 142 yards.

RECEIVING -- Lewisville: McGraw 3-36, McKnight 1-48, Talford 1-10, Q. Walls 4-50. Nation Ford Jay Jay McCullough 4-27, Dijuan Ussery 5-100, Sturdivant 1-9, Will Visbeck 1-6.

RECORDS: Lewisville 0-4, Nation Ford 3-1

Darin Gantt 803-326-4312

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