Last Friday's win ...

By Pete Mohr | September 10, 2008

prodan, murphySenior linebacker Kenny Prodan (l.) and junior defensive back Tommy Murphy were nominated to celebrate the Falcons fifth consecutive victory over Higley by “burying” the Knights after Monday’s practice. They played big roles in “The Bradshaw Bad Asses” pitching a second half shutout in the Falcons 24-14 verdict. Senior running back Anthony Stephens, junior wide-out Danny Trittler and junior QB Dillon Classen, in order, scored 1st half TDs, with placekicker junior Bryce Redmond going a perfect three-for-three P.A.T.s, plus a 4th quarter 25-yard field goal that put the ‘Birds up by 10. Juniors Tyler Souva and Paul Walsh snapped and held, respectively. Good luck against the Cobras!
Photo by Pete Mohr

This Friday, at Cactus Cobras
Colors: Blue & Silver
Head Coach: Larry Fetkendier
How to get there: 6730 W. Greenway. Route of choice to I-17 South; exit at Greenway; west on Greenway; cross 59th Avenue; entrance to parking on right – before 67th Ave.

Last season (at CSHS): Cobras snapped Falcons 16-game win streak, 38-11, stunning the ‘Birds by scoring at 1:06 of the 1st quarter. On the Falcons first possession, Cobras knocked out QB Dillon Classen on a late, out-of-bounds hit that wasn’t called. ‘Birds trailed by a manageable 3-14 at the half, nut in the 4th quarter, Cobras turned two picks into TDs, sealing the deal. Cobras were upset by McClintock in the State Playoffs, so they can be beaten.

This season: Cobras opened at home mauling Washington, 51-12.

What Falcons must do to win: Head Coach Chad DeGrenier to Sonoran News, “Contain running back Mike Brown and receiver Trace Am. That means we have to do two things: control the ball and play disciplined football. We cannot afford mental mistakes (12 penalties for 145 yards) that cost us two touchdowns against Higley.”

Girls Volleyball 2-0 to ‘Slope

By Pete Mohr | September 10, 2008

volleyballJunior Kelsey Janke (center, between seniors and Co-Captains Whitney Wilde, l., and Shiann Fraley) is rostered at 5’6”. Her fellow defensive specialist/libero, sophomore Jordan Smith, at 5’5”. If those heights are accurate, then I’m a Navajo aviator – and I can’t even fly! Both LadyBirds may be short in stature, but they’ve got hearts as big as the Blue Gym! Smith was instrumental in the Lady Falcons opening victory (five games) at (Vail) Cienega, Sept. 2, with Janke diving all over the backcourt in the Sept. 4 home debut, a four-game win over Prescott. Head Coach Tom Gardner: “I think we’re going to be leaning more on our defense this season, so we’re fortunate to have two defensive specialists like Kelsey and Jordan.” His LadyBirds will get a major early season test when they travel to Sunnyslope (2007 4A-I semi-finalist against eventual champion Chaparral), Thursday evening, Sept. 11.

Photo by Pete Mohr