By Rongi Yost
Correspondent 

Outlaws clip the Falcons’ wings

 

Last updated 9/20/2022 at Noon



Sisters’ football team made the long trek to Elmira on Friday, September 16, and walked away with a 21-7 victory. It was a perfect night for football, with the temperature at 60 degrees at kickoff, and teams playing in front of a packed crowd.

The Outlaws defense shut down Elmira early, and Sisters’ offense found their groove in their run game. On their third offensive play of the contest, Adam Maddox-Castle ran the ball for a 27-yard touchdown. The run was set up by solid blocks from the offensive line. The PAT by Brody Duey was good, and, at the close of the first period, the Outlaws were on top 7-0.

Late in the second period quarterback Easton Moore found Kayle Mock on a 15-yard slant route in the end zone for the score. Mock’s TD was set up by a 10-yard screen pass to Justin DeSmet that took the Outlaws to the 15-yard line. The kick was good and the Outlaws pushed to a 14-0 advantage.

The Falcons tried to put together a drive to end the first half, but Tony Gonzalez came up with a big interception to bring their scoring hopes to an end.

It was a back-and-forth third quarter battle marked by a lot of penalties, and neither team was able to score. Sisters got the ball back at the start of the fourth and put together an eight-minute drive that was capped by a five-yard TD run by Maddox-Castle. Duey kicked it through the uprights for the PAT and the Outlaws went up 21-0.

Sisters’ defense held on to their shutout until there was just one minute left, when Elmira finally scored.

Quarterback Easton Moore went six-for-13 for 78 yards and one touchdown.

Maddox-Castle led the receivers with three receptions for 41 yards, and Mock had two receptions for 12 yards and one touchdown. DeSmet led the team in rushing with 11 rushes for 84 yards. Maddox-Castle recorded nine rushes for 73 yards, and two rushing touchdowns.

Ben Cooper led the defensive effort with eight tackles, followed by DeSmet, who recorded seven. Reece Larrabee and Jessey Murillo each had five tackles, Mason Sellers recorded four, and Hudson Symonds and Maddox-Castle added three tackles each. Gonzalez and Maddox-Castle both recorded an interception.

Brody Duey’s kicks were perfect as he went three-for-three on his PAT attempts.

Coach Clayton Hall said, “I am very proud with the way our kids competed. From start to finish, I felt like our boys gave great effort. Our defense is playing great right now and we are improving each week. Coach DeSmet and our coaching staff are doing a great job prepping our boys to compete each week. Offensively, we are starting to click and kids are stepping up and making some big plays.”

The Outlaws will face La Pine in their first home game of the year on Thursday, September 22, with kickoff at 7 p.m. at Reed Stadium.

 

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