Falcon Mighty Mites Offense Big in Home Game
The Mighty Mites took on the South Windsor Panthers this past Sunday on the High School football field. The Falcons offense, which was held to minimal yards in the home opener, exploded this week. The offensive attack was led by running back Dalton Sisk and quarterbacks Graysen Egana and Jeremy Mangiameli. Also running the ball was Sal Monarca. Anthony Toth and Anthony DeMartino in as receivers joined the offense in hitting season highs in totals yards gained.
The first possession started slow for the Falcons with 3 plays and out but the second series for the Mighty Mites was a 12 play 60 yard possession. The offensive line played particularly well in creating holes for the backs and was led by Michael Pitruzzello, Ben Pitruzzello, Dante Salvatore, Peter DeRita and Drue Fleck. The offense came close to scoring but was stopped short by the South Windsor defense on the 15 yard line. This long drive brought confidence to the offense which they could build on the second half. The score at the half was 0-0.
On the first possession of the second half, the Falcons took control of the ball and ran 5 straight plays, capped by Dalton Sisk scoring on a 12 yard run with 2:23 left in the 3rd quarter. The Falcons converted on the extra point to make the score 7-0.
On the ensuing kick-off, the Falcons recovered a fumble from the Panthers and were looking to quickly score again and take advantage of the Panthers miscue. The Falcons offense ran 6 plays but was stopped short. The Panthers came down the field and ran a few plays but the pesky Falcon defense led by John Palo, Hayden Stojak, Zachary Raffles and Kevin Lee stopped the Panthers. Finally, with the ball on the Falcon 20 yard line, the Panthers ran the ball and scored on a 20 yard run to make the score 7-7 as the Panthers converted the all-important extra point with 1:49 in the 4th quarter. This was the first points allowed by the resilient Falcon defense all year.
The Falcons had one last possession to try to score. Sisk ran the ball successfully to pick up two first downs but the Falcons ran out of time and downs and the final score ended in a 7-7 tie. This was the second consecutive week with the Mighty Mites ending in a tie.
Please join the Falcons next week as they take to the road for their first away game of the season and look to battle Vernon, at 3:00 PM.
Submitted by Carl Pitruzzello