Falcons Defense, Rushing Attack, Lead Way To Victory
We knew the Fillmore Central Falcons defense was excellent, and the proved to be fantastic again shutting down the Cotter Ramblers to get the 35-6 win Wednesday night on Cool 104.
The final regular season game for the Falcons as a good one. Led on the the ground by Josh Peters, who had almost 200 yards of total offense and three touchdowns, the Falcons were able to move the ball on offense while playing their smash-mouth defense to secure the win.
After the teams would trade offensive possessions in the first quarter, Logan Corson hit Dawson Schmidt on a 60-yard touchdown pass to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead. The Cotter Ramblers looked to tie things up having the ball in the red zone in the second quarter, but the Falcons stopped them on the one-yard line twice to get a turnover on downs.
Corson showed off his arm on the next Falcon drive, hitting Nate Haugerud for a 73-yard gain through the air, which set up a Peters 1-yard touchdown run. Cotter was able to put together a nice 2-minute drill to put points on the board on a beautiful touchdown pass from Jo Sandcork to Zach Schell, and trail 14-6 heading into halftime.
The Falcons offense went to their ground-and-pound style in the second half, scoring three rushing touchdowns in the third quarter to ice the game. It started with a 34-yard touchdown run by Peters to give the Falcons a 21-6 lead, and then Peters tacked on a 74-yard touchdown run to give Fillmore Central a 28-6 lead. Brady Ristau finished things off with a 37-yard touchdown run to make the score 35-6.
Cotter could not move the ball well at all in the second half. The Falcons took a lot of pride in stopping the Ramblers in the second half, and did just that. Some great tackling from Brady Ristau and company, along with some fantastic defensive plays in the secondary by Haugerud helped push the Falcons to the victory.
KVGO Subway Player of the Game (Cotter) - Zach Schell
KVGO Subway Player of the Game (Fillmore Central) - Josh Peters
Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball (Fillmore Central) - Nate Haugerud