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.
Varsity cross country ran in the Chandler invitational at tumbleweed park against 40 other schools today. Many of our runners beat their goals or came very close. Jacob Edwards, who was running his first XC meet had our best time (22:49). Jameson Hernandez (23:15) and Jacob Wood (23:23) were close behind. Senior Faith Guy had the best time for the girls (26:48). Freshman Kailyn Banks (27:55) and Emily Castillo (28:46) both had solid first runs. Senior Mary Mena set a PR (33:46). Everybody ran hard today and I’m excited to see how much they can improve on their times in our meet next week at fountain hills.
The Falcons took another step on the journey to 11.02.18 by destroying #9 ranked Tempe Prep 72-22. North Pointe’s front line of Omar Carter, Matthew McGovern, Connor Christensen, Oscar Molinar, Tyler Knight, Michael Zipprich and Jay Brodeur were great all game paving the way for 590 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. Senior Nijel Rosado rushed for 295 yards and 4 touchdowns. Rosado added a touchdown on defense returning an interception for a score. Senior Joe Soriano-Garfias rushed for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sophomore Alex Ritchie had 7 tackles and an interception. Coach Norris: “These young men fought through early game adversity to steam roll the rest of the game. We still need to clean up little mistakes so that we can dominate for an entire 48 minutes. One team, One Dream, 11.02.18.”