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Wells pulls away to down Falcons, 28-12
WELLS -- All good things eventually end and in a battle of titans Mountain Valley met their waterloo in a Class B Campbell Conference football game Friday night.
The Falcons were simply unable to get on the right track. Meanwhile, Wells proved to be clicking on all cylinders as they jumped out to a lead and never looked back en route to a 28-12 win.
The Warriors established the line of scrimmage on the first possession of the game and played smash mouth football the rest of the way. This was further enhanced but the ability of quarterback Paul McDonough to execute big plays.
Mountain Valley (5-1) had opportunities to make some noises, including a Kyle Duguay 35-yard touchdown run to trail 14-6 with 5:09 remaining in the first half. Duguay gained 104 yards on 12 carries.
“We did some things well tonight,” MV coach Jim Aylward told the media after the game. “Tackling and blocking weren’t two of them. We didn’t tackle well enough tonight. I hate to over simply it, but they blocked and tackled better than we did.”
Mountain Valley, the highest-scoring offense in Western B, have relied on its dominating running game, but the Well defense limited the Falcons to 96 yards on the ground.
Aylward concluded that that there wasn’t much doubt after McDonough’s elusiveness and accuracy and Louis DiTomasso’s churning legs.
On the game’s first possession, DiTomasso (143 yards, 23 rushes) had the Falcons defense on their heels, ending with a TD run. Wells then forced a turnover and on third and long, McDonough rolled out and threw to Kevin Woods in the corner of the end zone. McDonough (4 of 6 for 96 yards) also threw a five-yard TD.
The Falcons, who had not lost a regular season game since 2009, opened the third quarter with a drive. They started to gain some momentum, but a fumble on Wells' four-yard line hushed the Falcon faithful.
The Warriors drove to the Falcon red zone, but Izaak Mills nailed McDonough and stripped the ball. Taylor Carey scooped the ball off the ground and ran 72 yards for a TD. QB Zach Radcliffe passed for the conversion, but it was knocked down.
Wells dominated, with 23 to nine first downs and 406 to 222 in total yards McDonough ran for a five-yard TD in the fourth quarter.
The Falcons host Greely this Friday.