By: John Raffel
Freeland takes playoff win over Chippewa Hills
Final Score. 16 6
1st Quarter. 8 0
2nd Quarter. 0 6
3rd Quarter. 8 0
4th Quarter. 0 0
1st Quarter: Freeland: (4:30) Carston Yaw TD RUN
Freeland (4:30) Jack Townsend 2pt Conversion Catch
2nd Quarter: Chip Hills 65yd TD CATCH
3rd Quarter: Freeland: (10:20) Jack Dreyer 26yd TD RUN
Freeland: (10:20) Aidan West 2pt RUN
Leading Passer: Bryson Huckeby 6-10-66
Leading Rusher: Carston Yaw 10-82
Leading Receiver: Jayce Bourcier 1-20
Leading Tackler: Joe Melzo 11 tackles and sack
Freeland hosted CHip Hills in the first round of the playoffs Friday night. The Falcons would start on defense and force a punt after just six plays for seven yards. A false start penalty was called on Freeland’s first play and that would be their m/o for the night.
A 3 and out for the Warriors on their next possession and 15 yard punt return by Jaden DeBeau would give Freeland the ball on the 15 yard line. On the first play Carston Yaw would use his speed around the edge and give the Falcons their first touchdown of the night. Jack Townsend caught the 2pt conversion from freshmen QB Bryson Huckeby and the Freeland had an 8-0 lead with 4:30 to go in the first.
Chip Hills would be forced to punt again after a 3 and out, but the Falcons fumbled the punt return giving the Warriors the ball on Freeland’s 32 yard line. Once again the Warriors went 3 and out and the Falcons took over on their own 19. Freeland would go 64 yards in 7 plays, but a great defensive play by the Warriors would cause a fumble and another stalled drive for the Falcons.
In the 2nd quarter the Warriors took just 7 plays to go the length of the field thanks to a 64 yard screen pass. The failed 2pt conversion gave the Falcons an 8-6 lead with 7:21 to go in the half. Freeland had two more drive stall out inside the Warriors 30 yard line before going into half with an 8-6 lead.
In the 3rd quarter Carston Yaw took the opeing kickoff back to the 50 yard line and 5 plays later Jack Dreyer took a handoff off the left side and raced 26 yards to the endzone. Adian West punched in the 2pt run and with 10:20 to go in the 3rd the Faclons were up 16-6.
Between the 3rd and 4th quarter Jayce Bourcier would have interception for the Falcons and the Falcons would have 13 penalties for 110. Every time the Falcons would get a drive going, they would go the opposite direction.
Freeland would end up with 308 yards rushing on 48 carries.
Aidan West was 14-70
Carston yaw was 10-82
Layne Moergeli was 9-75
Jack Dreyer was 7-64
Joe Melzo had 11 tackles and 1 sack
Jack Townsend had 10 tackles 2 sacks
Trey Morgan had 6 tackles
Jayce Bourcier had 3 tackles and 2 interceptions.
Freeland had 7 sacks on the night.
Overall the Falcons were able to move the ball, but mistakes haunted them from the first play.
Freeland improves to 7-3 and travels to the Vikings of Swan Valley next Friday at 7pm