Colfax hits the road again, faces tougher opponent |

Colfax hits the road again, faces tougher opponent

After rolling over Argonaut 34-12 last week, Colfax’s football team is looking forward to a tougher tilt on Friday with the defending Northern Section Division III champs Winters Warriors.

Colfax will stick to the road for the non-league contest, which will serve as Winters’ opening game of the season.

Colfax stuck to the run for most of their season opener against the Argonaut Mustangs, calling 55 runs to only 11 passes. The Falcons had plenty of success with the gameplan; senior running back Tim Rawlins ran the ball 25 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns, while junior Lukas Rineer added 83 yards with 12 carries of his own. 

Marcus Jackson made his first start as Colfax’s new quarterback, completing 6 passes on 11 attempts for 62 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also proved to be a dual threat, adding 59 yards rushing on 11 attempts.

The Colfax defense was also impressive, holding the Mustangs to only 93 yards of total offense. Beau Baggett did well replacing the hole left in the linebacker corps by departing senior Jake Medeiros, nabbing an interception in the last quarter. But Winters is a different beast, touting a dangerous ground attack. Chaz Mathews, Trevor Ray, and Jacob Lowrie all blew past 1,000 yards rushing for the Warriors last year, and all three are returning. Lowrie, Winters’ starting quarterback, accounted for 15 passing touchdowns, 26 rushing touchdowns, and 3,307 total yards.

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