With a hard-fought, 35-28 victory over El Camino Friday night, Colfax improves to 2-0 to the start the 2013 season.
The Falcons put on an impressive clinic through the air, featuring senior wide out Kyle Bryant’s awe-inspiring three receiving touchdowns, all coming from quarterback Michael Wilson.
Bryant pulled down touchdown catches of 17, 24 and 31 yards in the win. Bryant even added a two-point conversion for the Falcons.
Wilson finished with three touchdowns and no interceptions and now has six touchdowns on the season.
Also scoring for the Falcons was the talented Chas Reisinger, rushing in from 11 yards out for the touchdown.
The score came at the end of the first quarter to tie the game up.
“He’s a great, speedy, tricky runner,” Colfax head coach Tony Martello said of the running back. “(Reisinger) really keeps the other team on their toes.”
Despite giving up 28 points, the Falcon defense came through when it needed to and came up with two crucial interceptions late in the fourth quarter to assure its team of a victory.
Senior Bailey Bean, a slippery defensive back pulled in the first interception followed by Mario Margherita, a towering defensive lineman barely holding onto a last-second interception to secure the win for the Falcons.
Colfax will look to improve number of penalties it has amassed in the first two games.
“Can’t blame it on the refs. They are just doing their jobs,” Martello said. “Just something the team has to work on.”
The Falcons are back at it Friday against Union Mine at Colfax High School.
Melissa McKnight is a freelance writer who lives in Grass Valley.