The Falcons defeated ASU Prep for a big Homecoming win 62-7. Senior Joe Soriano-Garfias rushed 19 times for 172 yards and 6 Touchdowns. Senior Nijel Rosado added 109 yards and a touchdown. Junior Riley Mullins recovered a fumble on defense and Junior Zach Cole added an interception on defense. North Pointe scored 54 in the first half before giving younger players an opportunity in the second half. Coach Norris: “We played lights out in the first half in front of an electric Homecoming crowd! In the 2nd half we had an opportunity to get our younger guys in and they performed well enough to get the ball into the end zone in the 3rd quarter. Tonight was a complete team effort by everyone involved in this football program. One Team, One Dream.”
Varsity cross country ran in the fountain hills invitational against over 50 other teams. Our runners had another solid meet with almost everybody beating last weeks times. Olivia Aguirre beat her time by 90 seconds. Faith Guy beat her time by nearly 2 minutes and set a personal record. Mary Mena beat her time by almost 3 minutes and set another personal record. For the boys Ethan Dilcox, Jacob Edwards, Elijah Flannery, Roger Gallardo and Jacob Wood all improved by around 90 seconds. It was great to see all the improvements in their times on this tough course today. We have about a month to train hard before our next meet and I anticipate some big decreases in our times.
Today the junior high falcon football team lost to the titans of Chandler Prep by a final score of 44-20. The falcons struggled with two early turnovers but were able to move the ball effectively throughout the game. Daniel Gallardo, James Winburn, and Kevin Mendoza score touchdowns and Angel Moreno added a two point conversion. After the game, Coach Scott said, “we made a few early mistakes that cost us early. I was happy with the way we fought back and didn’t quit today. For our first game, I was happy with the effort and we will work to fix the mental mistakes that held us back today.”
The Falcons lost their first game of the season by falling to the #7 ranked Crimson Knights of Trivium Prep by a final score of 55-38. Senior Nijel Rosado rushed 13 times for 141 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Sophomore Zach Cole added an interception, and Junior Matthew McGovern had a key sack. The Falcons rushed for 349 yards and averaged 9.4 yards per rush. Coach Norris: “On Monday we need to return to the basic fundamentals of football. We had too many opportunities slip through our fingers tonight and it is unacceptable. We will become better because of this loss and bounce back next week against ASU Prep for Homecoming. One team, One Dream. 11.02.18”
The Falcons faced the North Phoenix Prep Gladiators tonight in their home opener. The Falcons had a strong start in set one, but a few unforced errors resulted in a loss of the first game. The Falcons bounced back in game two and battled to win the set. Excellent serve receive passing by Abby Rice (passing 2.0) and Martha Cress (passing 1.7) contributed to the Falcons’ ability to make plays and keep the Gladiators on their toes. Unfortunately the Falcons fell the last two sets, but not without a fight. They battled each point and showed the fans watching what it means to be relentless. As a team, the Falcons gave 14 aces and 50 digs. “The energy in the gym tonight was incredible. We are getting better every practice and every match. We were in control more often tonight and able to make plays, which kept the Gladiators out of system a lot. We will continue to look forward, learn and improve,” says Coach Wolfer. The Falcons have their first conference match next Tuesday against Valley Lutheran.
The Junior High Falcon Volleyball team played Odyssey Prep in the Nest on September 5, 2018. Odyssey Prep defeated the Falcons in the double header, 8-25, 13-25 and 2-25, 6-25. Addison Mitich had an ace serve in the first game. Alyssa Villalobos got two ace serves and was hot at the service line, serving 5 of the 6 serves over. Leslie Cortez scored two points off her serve as well. “The Falcons will continue to build off of our serves,” said Coach Erickson
The Falcons faced the Anthem Prep Eagles tonight and fell 0-3. Outside Hitter, Abby Rice led the team’s hitting percentage hitting .667. Shavonne Street (Opposite) led the team in serving with 3 aces. Brooke Garnett (Setter) and Martha Cress (Libero) led the team’s defense with 5 digs each. “We will continue to work on creating more opportunities to attack in transition. Keeping the other team out of system as much as possible will make our jobs easier on defense. When we are in control and organized, we are a very strong team,” said Coach Wolfer. Despite this loss, there were many moments of greatness that the lady Falcons will cling to leading into their first home match on Thursday night against North Phoenix Prep.