The Falcons played with great effort and heart, yet lost to the Knights of Gilbert Christian won by a score of 41-0. The defense was led today by Erik Estrada who had three tackles, a pass breakup and an interception. Kevin Valenzuela and JC Clark also came up with big plays on defense. Offensively QB Mason Shaffer has a number of great passes. Eden Viscalla, James Winbush, Naser Sinokrott, JC Clark, and Lorenzo Ramirez, all played great on the line playing both offense and defense. “Today is one of those days we’re the scoreboard doesn’t reflect how hard these guys worked. I couldn’t more proud of a group, as these 11 guys that fought hard all day. We look forward to playing our bowl game next week and continuing to get better as a unit,” said coach Scott.
The Jr. High Cross Country team did well in their final regular meet of the season at Red Mountain Park. 7th grader Nicolas Gamboa led the boys with a 2.11 mile time of 14.50 while 8th grader Kailyn Banks led the girls with a time of 16:06. “The kids ran a strong race, and it will be fun to see how they compete in next week’s championship meet,” said Coach Stephenson.
The Lady Falcons A Team competed against North Phoenix Prep. They lost the double header 25-6, 25-8 and 25-9, 25-6. Vanessa Sempoalt contributed to the score with a couple of excellent serves. “The Falcons encouraged one another on the court and worked hard,” said Coach Erickson.
The North Pointe Falcons B Team played at North Phoenix Prep. They lost the double header 25-15, 25-15 and 25-14, 25-17. Lorelei Spalding, Rosario Ramirez, and Alyssa Villalobos all contributed points with their serves. “It is exciting to watch the ladies work together on the court. There were several exciting rallies,” said Coach Erickson.
The North Pointe Falcons lost by a score of 52-0 against the Eagles of Scottsdale Christian. The offense led by quarterback Mason Shaffer had several big plays. Corey Hines had several long runs. Diego Jimenez and Mason Natzel has big hits on defense. “Turnovers were the deciding factor today. We will spend the next two weeks working on ball control to start turning long drives into scoring drives,” Coach Scott said after the game.
The Falcons lost 46-8 on Saturday to the Gladiators. The offense played hard with Mason Shaffer completing a 23 yard touchdown pass to Corey Hines. Kevin Valenzuela converted a 2-point conversion on a quarterback keeper. The defense suffered numerous injuries but played hard as a unit. Mason Shaffer recovered a fumbled after delivering a big hit. Big plays were made by Diego Jimenez, Kaleb Goslin, and Steven Helmintaler on the defensive side of the ball. “We played hard all day and were a play away on a number of occasions from changing the game. The second half was played mistake free and we executed the offense well. We’ll take this week to get focused and prepared to play Falcon Strong Football,” said Coach Scott.