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Falls City haunts Woodsboro in Halloween night show-down
by Henry Balderamas
Nov 06, 2008 | 606 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
High school football games were enveloped by Halloween last Friday night and the ghosts were in full force at Falls City. The Beavers continued to haunt the Woodsboro Eagles with a surprising 48-7 win.

The loss puts the Eagles in a tie for second place in District 31A with Yorktown. Woodsboro will host the Wildcats at Eagle Stadium this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

“We made too many mistakes and we did not come out with the same intensity as in our previous games,” said disappointed senior lineman Ernest Yanez. “You cannot make mistakes against a good team like Falls City and expect to win. We need to put this one behind us, start fresh on Monday, and get ready for Yorktown.”

Falls City used a multiple-look offense throughout the entire game, mixing the run and pass from different formations to keep the Woodsboro defense off balance.

The Beavers struck twice in the first and second quarters to assume a comfortable 28-0 lead at the half. The Woodsboro offense could not get going as fumbles, miscues, and penalties put them in a deep hole on each possession.

A 35-yard pass from Mario Trevino to Josh Jones in the end zone just missed, keeping the Eagles scoreless in the first half.

The Eagles appeared to bounce back at the start of the second half when Ronnie Martinez rambled for 42 yards on the first play from scrimmage to give the team great field position at the Beaver 14-yard line.

The Eagles fumbled on the very next play and the Beavers continued to take advantage of the Eagles misfortunes. Falls City scored two more times in the third quarter to take a 42-0 lead.

Woodsboro got going on their final drive late in the game. Nothing came easy for the Eagles as Falls City seemed determined to keep them from scoring.

Facing a fourth and nine, Trevino hit Clint Bingenheimer with a 32-yard pass to keep the drive going.

A few plays later, Martinez bulled his way in from the one-yard line for a score. Jones kicked the extra point. An onsides kick was unsuccessful and Falls City ran out the clock.

“We could have and should have done a lot of things better tonight,” added Yanez. “We will need to learn from our mistakes and continue working toward making ourselves a better team.

“This loss hurts and it should because we are a lot better than what that scoreboard says. Some of our teammates are hurt and hopefully everyone will be healed up and ready to go against Yorktown. We cannot sit around and wait for help to get in the playoffs.

“We have to make things happen for ourselves. It will be good to be able to finish the season at home. We will do our very best to end it on a positive note.”
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