Falcons shut down Warriors' attack
08/17/2008 12:23 AM
08/17/2008 12:32 AM
Nation Ford scored three offensive touchdowns and returned an interception for another score to upend Indian Land, 28-0.
The Falcons completed six of seven passes, to six different receivers, for 114 yards. Starting quarterback Joey White threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Dee Truesdale in the second quarter. Junior varsity signal caller Thomas Condron found Justen Lane in the end zone for a 2-yard scoring strike for the final score.
Lane scored two touchdowns in the period. He also picked off a pass from Indian Land quarterback Josh Camarire and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown. Lane said he was just in the right spot at the right time.
"I'm just doing what the coaches told me. They say to be where the play sets up," the senior outside linebacker said.
Tony Hall put Nation Ford on the scoreboard first. His 6-yard TD run capped a nine-play drive. Trevor Witcher added the PAT to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead.
Hall was a workhorse at tailback for coach Rusty Jester in 2007. The senior gained 17 yards on three carries in the scrimmage.
"We have a script we'd like to run. We need to figure some things out tonight," Jester said prior to the game. "It would be nice to play everyone. But I'd rather come out of this with some confidence and a win."
Jester got almost everyone in the period and the 28-0 score should build some confidence.
"We did a lot of good things. We are head and shoulders above where we were last year. We still have a lot of issues, but we are getting good effort," he said after the game.
Middle linebacker Daniel Davis had a fumble recovery and at least one tackle for loss. Defensive end Kelvin Foster had a sack, nose guard Steven Cox got some pressure on the quarterback and Stephen Smith got an interception for the Falcons.
Indian Land extended two drives with a pair of successful fake punts.
Sophomore running back Breyon Williams led the offense with 29 yards on the ground on eight carries. Camarire finished 4-for-10 for 47 yards through the air.
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