For the second time in as many weeks, the Huffman Falcons used a strong opening second half performance to put down the Worthing Colts 49-37 at Butler Stadium in Houston.
Combining for 739 yards of offense throughout the game, the lead seesawed back and forth in the first half before Richard Marches hauled in a 27 yard TD strike from quarterback Cody Gaitan with 2:15 left till halftime giving Huffman a lead it would never relinquish at 28-21.
Huffman carried the momentum into the second half forcing three miscues by the Worthing offense on its first three possessions. Fumble recoveries by Jake Harding, Dragan Sonnier and Trey Gerken led to two Falcon touchdowns breaking the game open....well at least momentarily.
"We started to put them away early in the 3rd quarter and then eased up and let them come back some," said Falcon head coach Mike McEachern.
Late touchdowns by Worthing receivers Yzerick Oliver and Traveon Auzenne made the game close but would not be enough to overcome the early miscues. Oliver and Auzenne combined for 21 receptions, 429 yards and five touchdowns.
A balanced Falcons attack throughout the night kept the Colts off balance and led to much of the Huffman success in Week 1. Four different players (Darion Gray, Chase Harrell, Cesar Marroquin, and Gatain) scored rushing touchdowns for the Falcons. Gaitan paced the Falcons aerial attack completing 23 of 32 for 276 yards and two scores.
"You score 49 points and should be impressed but we can still improve," said McEachern. "Right now the coaches and the QB are doing a good job spreading the ball around so that teams cannot just focus on one receiver. It was exciting to see our sophomore running back (Cesar Marroquin) gain 80 yards rushing last night.=," concluded the coach.