The Freedom Excessive soccer workforce received one other second half shutout by the protection and junior quarterback Joey Aguilar had a profession recreation because the Falcons got here away with a forty two-21 win over visiting Bishop O’Dowd in a battle of unbeatens Friday night time.
After giving up 296 yards within the first half, the Freedom (5-zero) protection took it up a notch by limiting the potent Dragons offense to only sixty nine yards and no factors within the second half.
“We made some changes at halftime and the blokes responded with a strong second half of protection,” Freedom coach Kevin Hartwig stated. “We obtained some a lot wanted stops.”
Aguilar was phenomenal. He threw for 368 yards on thirteen for 26 passing and 4 touchdowns to 4 totally different receivers, and ran for a fifth TD.
Main 28-21, Freedom stopped an O’Dowd drive on the 6-yard line. It appeared like a 3-and-out, however the Dragons have been flagged for too many males on the sector, giving the Falcons a primary down.
Two performs later Aguilar hit Mekel Ealy down the sideline for a sixty eight-yard landing move, giving Freedom a 35-21 benefit.
“For our protection to get a cease to open the second half was big,” Hartwig stated. “Then our offense strikes down and scores. That was a key momentum changer for us.”
The Foothill protection took over because it pressured two extra punts, then Aguilar put the sport out of every by scoring on a four-yard bootleg to shut out the third interval.
Dragons (three-1) quarterback Quinn Brinnon completed with 212 yards within the air and two touchdowns, however he was picked off 3 times.
Aguilar acquired issues going early, hitting Baylei Coston and Giles Jackson for scoring passes of 29 and fifty four yards for an early Freedom lead.
The Dragons responded as Brinnon discovered Oregon-commit Jevon Holland for a forty nine-yard scoring strike.
O’Dowd then tied it as Austin Jones went 20 yards on a sweep within the second quarter.
Jackson gave the Falcons the lead once more with a 1-yard run on a fast pitch earlier than Aguilar discovered Richard Kabasinskas within the nook of the top zone for a 20-yard move to increase Freedom’s result in 28-14.
The Dragons responded proper earlier than halftime as Brinnon hit Jones down the center for a 22-yard landing to chop the deficit to seven.
Jackson led the Falcons with seventy nine yards dashing and added three catches for ninety six yards.
Holland had 4 receptions for one hundred forty five yards to tempo the Dragons.