Falcons Use Turnovers To Have Happy Homecoming
The Fuqua School football team took advantage of some early charity provided to the Falcons by Victory Christian Academy in last Friday's homecoming contest and cruised to a 48-16 win.
Interceptions resulted in some easy scoring opportunities for the hosts, who jumped out to a commanding lead early on and was never challenged.
“We hadn't won a homecoming game in quite some time,” said FS head coach Lewis “Skeeter” Fore. “The boys were ready for a win, and we played pretty well. They helped us out with some short fields and we were able to make it seem a little easier than it really would be otherwise.”
Fuqua scored on its first possession. Quarterback Antonio Gonzalez scored on a 15-yard run to cap a 60 yard drive. The score was set up by a 30-yard pass play from Gonzalez to North Angle.
Josh Davis pulled down a pair of interceptions on Victory's next two possessions, and the Falcons were able to take full advantage of the opportunities.
Davis' first interception came around midfield and was returned to the 20 yard line. Two plays later, Gonzalez capped the short drive with a 13-yard touchdown run.
Ahead 14-0, Davis intercepted another pass and returned it to the eight yard line. Al Baker scored two plays later on a short run.
Fuqua was up 20-0 when Daquan Simmons intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown.
“It kind of popped out of the quarterback's hands and into Simmons' hands, and he took off,” said Fore. “He has some good speed, so nobody was going to catch him.”
The Falcons scored once more in the second quarter to take a 34-0 lead.
Fuqua later scored on a punt return and a kickoff return. Baker's punt return was 71 yards, and Gonzalez ran back a kickoff in the fourth quarter.
“We had a very nice crowd, and they were into the game,” said Fore. “It was a good win for us, and much needed going forward.”
The Falcons will host Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot on Friday night at 7 p.m.
It will be their final home game of the season, as they play their final three games on the road.
More importantly, it will be Fore's final home game as head coach of the program.
In September, Fore announced that he will retire from his coaching duties at the end of the season.