Falcons stomp Kavs, 66-28

Published 12:31 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2015

By Chris Baker

Fuqua School reeled off 46 points in the first half and cruised to a 66-28 win over rival Kenston Forest on Friday night in Blackstone.

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The unbeaten Falcons rushed for nearly 300 yards featuring six different ball carriers.

The game belonged to the Falcons, but not before losing their first possession with a fumble. The fiery Fuqua sideline brushed it off and, soon after forcing the Kavaliers to punt, Fuqua put its first three points on the board with a 26-yard field goal from Nick Fariss.

The Falcons handed the ball to their deep backfield for the rest of the night. Senior tailback Tyler Frink scored Fuqua’s first touchdown, the first of his two scores. He ended the night with 64 yards on eight carries but also made his mark defensively with five tackles. Frink tacked on his second touchdown with a 23-yard punt return.

Signs of life from Kenston Forest came late in the first half when the home team scored on a long touchdown run and then a rushing touchdown at the goal line that closed the half.

Senior Thomas Watson rushed for a team-high 78 yards and scored a touchdown. Watson also had four tackles and an interception late in the third quarter.

Fuqua quarterback Devin Allen finished with 44 yards and a touchdown on four carries. He also went 3-for-6 passing for 42 yards.

Jalen Patterson added 17 yards on five touches, and Ed Newman romped for 44 yards on his only carry. He also had a pass reception for 15 yards. Newman added a pass interception, which he easily walked into the end zone with.

Two of Benjamin Bailey’s five touches were touchdowns. Bailey had 35 yards on the ground and a reception for 19 yards.

The offensive and defensive lines of Fuqua consistently beat Kenston off of the ball.

The Falcon defense, led by Hunter Mottley with 10 tackles, made it a rough night for the Kavalier offense. Fariss had five tackles along with two sacks in the game. Michael Thornton added five tackles as well. Brad Davis and Clay Osborn each had four tackles.

“You can’t replicate game speed in practice,” said Fuqua varsity football coach Ben Manis. “Having my second- and third-team tailbacks getting a load of work in the game helps me know who I can trust and who can handle the workload moving forward this season.”

Fuqua School will look for win No. 4 on the season in a road game at 7 p.m. Friday at Hampton Roads Academy. Kenston Forest fell to 0-3.