Twin takes a win
Falcons crush GFC Mustangs in first game of the season
The Twin Bridges Falcons first game of the season was an easy win at home against Great Falls Central on Aug. 27.
Early in the eight-man competition Connor Nye completed a 52-yard rush to bring the score 8-0, followed by an interception on the next possession by Sam Konen. Konen took it all the way into the endzone, but a penalty squashed that play in its tracks. No matter, in the second drive the Falcons scored once more via a 21-yard rush by Riky Puckett.
“Things seemed to really be clicking right from the opening kickoff,” said Head Coach Brett Nordahl. “We were kind of in control the whole time, which really boils down to our guys executing the game plan and doing a really good job in their assignments.”
Scoring continued in the second quarter with Nye rushing 21 yards, R. Puckett ran one in and Quarterback Chase Fitzpatrick threw 46 yards to Nye for a score. The third quarter saw a 17-yard rush for another touchdown from Nye, a four-yard rush from R. Puckett to score, and a final push in the fourth quarter from E.J. Puckett for a 26-yard rush touchdown.
Other stats of note during the Twin Bridges dominated game included six tackles from Fitzpatrick who also plays defense as linebacker, matched by defensive end Taylor Smith with six tackles, one of those being a quarterback sack.
Nye had 15 carries throughout the game and R. Puckett tallied 1. “And they couldn’t have done it without their offensive line, so it was really a team win,” said Coach Nordahl.
Final score: 70-12. Coach Nordahl said his boys were certainly excited after the win, but also very tired since many of them only came out of the game for a few plays.
The Falcons next match will be against their neighboring rivals the Sheridan Panthers, set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3.