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Falcons rally to defeat Hawks, 34-16
SOUTH BERWICK -- Regardless of the venue, whenever the Mountain Valley football team shows up a battle shall ensue and that was certainly the scenario again when they traveled down I-95 for its Class B Campbell Conference tilt Friday night.
The Falcons made some adjustments and the results were effective as Kyle Duguay rushed three touchdowns in the second half in a come—from-behind 34-16 win over Marshwood. It was the second straight week that MV had ventured into the unknown by facing a former Class A team for the first time ever.
Mountain Valley (2-0) trailed 8-7 at halftime. However, the mark of a good team is being able to handle a little adversity. This is why it's so important to answer the call on the opening drive of the third quarter and the Falcons did exactly that by coming out on fire to deliver a message.
Coach Jim Alyward and staff made some adjustments to the offensive and defensive assignments.
MV received the kickoff and marched into Hawk territory, with Duguay breaking free for a 35-yard TD. Quarterback Zach Radcliffe (four completions) threw a two-point conversion pass to Isaac Roberts to lead 15-8.
On the first play of ensuing possession, Taylor Carey recovered fumble and the Falcons seized the momentum. Colin Merrill broke out and scored on 35-yard run and Izaak Mills kicked the extra point for a commanding 22-8 margin.
The Falcons established control of the line of scrimmage and it led to a balanced running attack. Duguay gained 110 yards, Matt Hosie (63) and Mills (44). Hosie rushed for 283 yards, including touchdown runs of 84 and 63, and Duguay added a pair of scores as MV beat Westbrook 47-7 at Chet Bulger Field.
Mountain Valley had drawn first blood in the second quarter on Hosie’s eight-yard score in the second quarter and Mills split the uprights for the extra point. The Falcons were humbled when Marshwood responded with a score and two-point conversion to lead 8-7 at halftime.
The Falcon defense was led by middle linebacker Ryan Glover, who sacked the Hawk QB three times.
On the opening drive of the game, MV stopped Marshwood on the four-yard line.
The Falcons drove a nail deeper in the coffin wheen Duguay scored twice from nine and five yards in the fourth quarter. The Hawks added the final TD.
MV plays a third newcomer, Spruce Mountain (1-1), Friday night in Livermore Falls.