AYF Falcons win 24-7
RUMFORD -- The AYF Falcons improved to 5-0 with a convincing 24-7 win over the Mt. Blue Patriots from Farmington on a seasonable warm day at Chet Bulger Field Sunday.
The Falcons defense on the Patriots first possession set the tone for the first half, forcing a turnover on downs when Alex Gorham, Jack Lavorgna and Ty Murray recorded tackles for losses giving the Falcons the pigskin at midfield.
It then took the Falcons offense just five plays to cross the goal line. Keegan Davis started with a 30-yard gain, Curtis Gauvin pounded out eight yards, with Kyle Kenney slashing to the six, before Gauvin ran the ball twice to burst in the end zone.
Then, Falcon Will Sorensen outraced the Patriots to the live ball on the ensuing kickoff at the Patriots 44. The Falcons strung together a five play drive. Quarterback Cam Godbois mae a two-yard pass to Davis, Gauvin with a seven-yard run, Sorensen broke a tackle and sprinted nine yards, and two plays later, Sorensen went off tackle for a 25-yard touchdown run behind the line blocking of Gorham, Andrew Weston, Ian Brennick and Nick Perrault for a 12-0 lead.
The second quarter featured great defensive team tackling as there were two to three Falcons tackling the ball throughout the quarter. Defensive ends Jon Hodge and Gorham bottled up the Patriots offense, forcing the ball carriers to their teammates as Lavorgna, Kenney, Godbois, Brennick, Murray and Gauvin all chalked up takles.
The Falcon offense engineered a 10-play, 67-yard touchdown drive before intermission. Zach Blodgett lugged the ball twice for 12 yards, Godbois ran the quarterback sweep for 12 yards then followed up with a pass completion to Sorensen, setting up a six-yard touchdown run by Gauvin.
The second half of the game was highlighted by defensive tackling from Josh Thibodeau, Josh Hodsdon, Will Bean, Colby Parent, Perrault, Ethan Laubauskas, Shannon Morton, Nick McInnis and Tyler Morse as they kept the Patriots offense in check.
The Falcon offense converted a 4th and 11 as Godbois completed a 19-yard pass to Luke Beaudion. Kenney hit paydirt from nine yards out to complete the scoring.
The Falcons travel to Farmington to play the Giants at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Falcons coaches and players hope for a speedy recovery for Falcon player Robert Machado.
The Falcons thank the AYF Falcon cheerleaders and Coach Jo Duguay for their support! They are Abbey Duguay, Taylor Henry, Alexa Varnum, Aleksa Pierce, Lillie Williams, Mackenzie Aresenault, Raeleigh Virgin and Leigha Carrier.
Submitted by Falcons Coach Mark Richard.