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|Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:23:20 am Post subject: Freedom used a strong second half to extend its regular seas
|Freedom used a strong second half to extend its regular season win streak to 17 in a row as the Falcons outlasted San Leandro 40 28 at Burrell Field.
Junior Giles Jackson ran for a game high 156 yards and two touchdowns while scoring a third on a screen as Freedom 4 0 scored the final 27 points of the game.
Sophomore https://www.falconsatljersey.com/damontae-kazee-jersey-c-26.html quarterback Joey Aguilar overcame two first half interceptions for the Falcons to finish with 285 yards on 15 for 27 passing and four touchdowns, three of them to standout receiver Baylei Coston. Coston hauled in six receptions for 140 yards on the evening.
“We came out fast but we slowed down in the second quarter,” Jackson said. “Coming out of halftime we picked each other up and did a tremendous job stepping up on both sides of the ball.”
The Pirates ran the ball effectively to finish with 322 yards on the ground, including 202 in the first half as Jermaine Jackson scored on a 17 yard blast up the middle to take a 28 13 lead with 2 49 left in the first half. Jermaine Jackson ran for 110 yards and reached the end zone three times for the Pirates.
Freedom answered right before halftime, going 55 yards in six plays that ended when Aguilar hit Coston in the corner of the end zone for a 25 yard pass play Anthony Dable Jersey, cutting the Pirates lead to nine.
In the Falcons first possession of the second half Giles Jackson took a screen from Aguilar down the sideline for a 43 yard pass play to the end zone. His 2 point conversion pulled Freedom within a point at 28 27.
The defense of the Falcons then forced two straight three and outs.
“Our defense getting those stops for us gave us the momentum we needed to take over the game,” Giles Jackson said.
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Freedom took the lead for good on its next possession as Aguilar and Coston connected once again https://www.falconsatljersey.com/terron-ward-jersey-c-27.html, this time on a 28 yard scoring play on a fade to make it 33 28 Falcons with 9 23 remaining.
The Pirates 1 3 marched down the field to the Freedom 6, facing a fourth and 5, but Jermaine Jackson was stopped for a loss and the Falcons took over at their own 9 with 4 55 left.
Freedom promptly went 91 yards in five plays and Giles Jackson put it away with a 43 yard scamper for his third touchdown with 2 12 left. Giles Jackson had 76 rushing yards on the drive.
Giles Jackson opened the scoring with a 69 yard run for Freedom. but the Pirates answered as Jermaine Jackson scored from the 3.
Aguilar hit Coston for 51 yards and a Falcons 13 6 lead https://www.falconsatljersey.com/tevin-coleman-jersey-c-25.html, but Jermaine Jackson tied it on a 9 yard run.
San Leandro’s Cameron Stanley hit Alvonte Thornton for a screen and Thornton sliced thru the Falcons defense, going 86 yards down to the Falcons 2. One play later Thornton scored from the 1 for the Pirates first lead at 20 13.
Mekhi Land led the Pirates with 120 yards on the ground on 18 attempts.