The circus was in town this past Friday night when Chandler Prep came in to play Veritas Prep. The game was filled with everything a fan wants to see when they come in the gate, turnovers, trick plays, lead changes(6 total in fact), long plays, blocked field goals and even a player ejected. If you are looking for anything else, you are looking for too much.
Defensively, led by the tackling of Eli Ravelo in the middle and Nisa Maafu on the line, made some crucial stops when they were needed, including a couple in the red zone that could have and would have sealed the game for Chandler Prep. Zach Jackson had 2 interceptions and Gage Lentz sealed the victory with 90 yd Interception returned for a TD as time ran off the clock.
Offensively Zach Jackson was the teams deep threat and had 2 TDs, big plays by Harris Lytle and Anthony Williams(including a 32 yd TD reception) helped lead the offense through the air. Nisa Maafu was the back breaking ground threat in the second half totaling 164 yds on the ground with a TD. Had 2 huge gains late in the 4th quarter to tie and set up what became the game winning TD by QB Gage Lentz.
The Falcons showed real heart and character throughout this game. Got up by 2 scores early, saw the lead vanish, fought back to take it back at halftime. Gave up the lead early in the 3rd and tied it up again. Losing the lead again in the 4th but scored 3 times in the final 3 minutes of the game to take back the lead and take the victory out of the jaws of defeat.
A great night to be a Veritas Falcon Football fan.