Falcons fall to Placer | TheUnion.com

Falcons fall to Placer

Colfax's Kyle Bryant looks on during a game at Placer earlier this season. Bryant and the Falcons take on Sierra in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Photo by Melissa McKnight |

Flags, foul-ups and fumbles seemed to be the theme for Colfax Friday night as it traveled to Placer and fell 48-21.

The Hillmen run attack set the tone for the game and helped limit the attempts for Colfax’s star quarterback, Micheal Wilson.

The senior gunslinger completed 14-of-19 attempts for 271 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson has been averaging 30 attempts per game and 22 completions. Friday’s game at Placer set season lows for Wilson in both categories.

Wilson’s first score came with three minutes to go in the first quarter. Wilson threw a bullet pass to Marcus Jackson for a 20-yard touchdown.

“I really thought my touchdown might turn the game around,” Jackson said. “We just couldn’t seem to get anything going at all during the game. None of us seemed to be ready to play tonight, and it showed.”

Wilson’s second touchdown came in the third quarter with under a minute left on the clock. He launched one downfield that was pulled down by the talented senior wide-out Chas Reisinger.

“It’s hard when you have to come from so far behind,” Reisinger said. “We just ran out of steam when they scored on us so much, so early, and we never recovered. We will have to really pick it up next week going into the playoffs.”

The rushing game did make a showing, but it was not enough to overcome Placer’s powerful offense. Colfax’s Tim Rawlins rushed one in from the 1-yard line in the third quarter.

“Nothing we did seemed to be enough,” Rawlins said. “It got really frustrating for a lot of us. We just want to go out there and win or at least do better then we did out there tonight.”

The Falcons lacked focus and that is what ultimatley led to the many errors and the subsequent loss, Colfax head coach Tony Martello said.

“The key to winning any game is focus,” he said. “We were not focusing out there, and we weren’t doing our assignments, and it showed out there. We are going to work extra-hard in practice this week so this kind of thing doesn’t happen again.”

Colfax hosts Lincoln next week.

Melissa McKnight is a free lance sports writer who lives in Grass Valley.

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