FALLSBURG — The Comets are red hot to start the season, with their offense firing on all cylinders early. After totaling 488 yards of offense in Week 1 against Ellenville, Fallsburg followed it …
FALLSBURG — The Comets are red hot to start the season, with their offense firing on all cylinders early. After totaling 488 yards of offense in Week 1 against Ellenville, Fallsburg followed it up with 430 yards against Tri-Valley on Thursday afternoon in a 40-20 victory.
Tri-Valley opened the game with a strong offensive drive, which included a 32-yard pass and a 10-yard rush, but fumbled in the red zone before getting a chance to score.
Fallsburg capitalized with a quick score to make it 6-0. Fallsburg was unable to convert the 2-point conversion, but after forcing a quick TV three-and-out their offense returned to the field and scored again to make it 12-0.
Leading 12-0, Fallsburg successfully recovered an onside kick, but a strip-fumble on the very next play gave the Bears the ball.
Tri-Valley’s offense got their first score of the season after QB Josh Fanslau found a wide open James Kachelriess for a 50-yard TD pass. They converted the 2-point attempt to cut the score to 12-8.
Isaiah Young set up at QB for Fallsburg, running a designed keep for a touchdown on the next drive. After a successful 2-point conversion, the Comets increased their lead back to 12, leading 20-8 with six minutes to play in the second quarter.
Fallsburg got the ball back and ran a similar QB keep with Young getting another rushing score to make it 28-8 after the 2-point.
With time winding down in the first half, Fallsburg had another chance to score, and this time it was a passing strike from Nick Storms to Donovan Hart to make it 34-8.
With their backs against the wall, the Bears managed to strike for six before the half, and the teams entered the half with a score of 34-14 with Fallsburg in control.
Tri-Valley received the second half kickoff and proceeded to march the length of the field over the course of the entire third quarter.
The Bears started the fourth quarter with a goal-to-go situation before giving up a goalline interception and giving the Comets offense a chance for the first time in the second half.
The Comets quickly turned the ball over on downs and returned it back to the Bears, who scored on their second set of downs in the red zone to make it 34-20.
Fallsburg got their final score of the day with 3:57 to play, making the score 40-20, where it stood until the final whistle.
Fallsburg’s offense was led on the ground by Isaiah Young with 186 yards and two touchdowns in just 10 carries.
In the air, Nick Storms completed 5/11 passes for 139 yards and three touchdowns. Isaiah Young was 2/5 in the air for 14 yards and a touchdown.
Young had a 20-yard receiving touchdown, but it was Jr Donovan Hart that caught four for 127 yards and three touchdowns.
Fallsburg will be on the road for the first time this weekend as they take on the 1-0 Eldred Yellowjackets, while Tri-Valley will head to Livingston Manor to take on the LM/R Wildcats.
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