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Falcons win, stay perfect in non-league play

The Falcons soared into the end zone seven times for a big 48-19 victory Friday night on their home turf against Mesa Verde. With the win, Colfax locks up a perfect 5-0 record in non-conference play this season.

The passing attack was on fire with all seven touchdowns being receptions. Quarterback Michael Wilson has thrown for 22 touchdowns so far on the season, and with only four interceptions, his accuracy seems on point as well.

Chas Reisinger came to the field ready to play and ended up pulling in four touchdowns on a pair of 20-yard tosses, a 10-yarder and one from the goal line.

“Pretty great week all week in practice. We have been improving everyday, and it shows,” Reisinger said.

Starting wide receiver Marcus Jackson accounted for the squads other scores, nabbing touchdown receptions of 6, 7 and 8 yards.

The Falcons were happy to welcome back starting linebacker Dillon Strader, as well as starting running back Tim Rawlins as they both suited up for the first time this season.

“It’s a great feeling being back with the team, able to just go out there and do my thing and contribute to the team,” Rawlins said of his return to the field.

For his part, head coach Tony Martello was happy with his team’s showing through the first half of the season.

“I couldn’t be prouder of my team,” he said. “We have really come to play every single game of the season, and we have had great results because of it.”

Colfax kicks off Pioneer Valley League play next week with a battle against longtime rivals, the also-undefeated Bear River Bruins.

Melissa McKnight is a freelance writer who lives in Grass Valley.

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