Friday, August 19, 2011

Jaguars’ Rally Falls Short Against Falcons

                The Falcons of Nation Ford came to town looking for their first win at Forestview. The Jaguars were looking to defend their home turf. The Jaguars got off to a slow start and that proved costly. The Jags drew first blood with a 26-yard Cody Bridges field-goal. But quickly saw momentum swing in favor of the Falcons not too long after that.

                The Falcons answered back quickly with a 61-yard touchdown run by Daniel Jackson. The Falcons led 7-3 at that point. Cameron Wells would find Dijuan Ussery on their next drive with a 54-yard touchdown pass to extend that Falcons’ lead to 13-3. The kick would be blocked, however. The Jaguars would drive down the field in the second quarter, but had to settle for another Bridges field-goal. This time, it was from 30 yards.

                Wells and Ussery were not done with their first-half firepower because those two connected on a 29-yard touchdown pass before the half expired. The kick was no good. Things got worse before they got better for Forestview in the second half. After stopping Nation Ford on fourth down at the one-inch line, the Jaguars found themselves trying to get out of a tight spot. They could not move the ball and had to punt. Ussery made them pay with a 40-yard punt return for a touchdown and it appeared the rout was on.

                Somebody forgot to tell that to Forestview runningback Octavious Wallace, however. Wallace busted loose for a 66-yard touchdown run on the first play on the ensuing drive. The Jaguars defense started putting the clamps on the Falcons. A mishandled punt gave the Jaguars excellent field position inside the Falcons’ 20-yard line. The Jaguars cut Nation Ford’s lead to 27-20 with a Logan Bradley 4-yard pass to Dominique Adams and Bridges’s extra point.

                Wallace continued to carry Forestview on his shoulders in the fourth quarter. He scored with a 63-yard touchdown run. Cody Bridges tied the game up with the extra point. After stopping the Falcons on the next drive, Forestview appeared to be in control. However, Nation Ford’s defense stopped Forestview at the 50 and the Falcons blocked a punt.

                Wells and Ussery connected with a back-breaking 38-yard touchdown pass to take the lead 34-27. The Jaguars drove down the field, but were not able to punch another score in.

                Forestview travels to take on Clover next week. The Blue Eagles are coming off a major 63-0 loss at South Point.

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