Score: Bird 35, Briar Woods 28 FINAL
Bird: first down on QB keep and it is victory formation time
Bird 3rd and 4 from own 46: now under 2 left Hughes stopped at first down marker … they are inches short … do they punt?
Bird: 2nd and 8 from own 42: clock 2:27 and ticking: Hughes to 46.
Bird: Hughes for 2 yards
That might do it … as Briar Woods fails on 4th down … Bird with ball 3;04 left and no timeouts for Falcons
BW 4th and 6 make that from Bird 40: Time out Falcons … last of half … 3;08 left.
BW 3rd and 5 from Bird 35: incomplete
BW 2nd and 14 from own 48: McSorley scrambles to Bird 40
BW 1st and 14 from own 48: McSorley can’t get target
BW 1st and 10 at Bird 44: 4:09 to go: McSorley scrambles but BW will get hit with a flag (make-up flag?) for block in the back … tough call from my press box view.
BW 2nd and 10 at own 41: Pass dropped but late flag; personal foul against Bird for 15 yds
BW 1st and 10 at own 41: Trace high incomlete
4:17 left and getting blustery and colder here
Kickoff: BW to start at own 41.
Bird 1st and 10 from BW 29: Hughes with a great run and evades McSorley in secondary for TD!!! PAT: is good with a new kicker in … 35-28 Bird.
Bird 2nd and 6 from bw 36: Hughes with run for first down.
Bird 1st and 10 from BW 40: Hughes for 4
BW 1st and 10 from own 40 .. Interception Bird by Worsham! Bird with ball after return at BW 40
Kickoff: TMiller with return on pooch kick to BW 40
Bird 1st and 1o from BW 11: TD pass to Hughes … how is he uncovered over the middle? 6:04 and they go for 2 to tie .. Ervin scores on the run! Tied 28-28 with 6:04 left.
Bird 1st and 10 from BW 24: Worsham another catch! First down at 11
Bird 4th and 11 from BW 41: Falcons only rush 2 and Bird makes them pay as they find Worsham for first down … wow!
Birdf 3rd and 11 from BW 41: Ervin under pressure after wheel route is covered. incomplete brings up 4th down
Bird after time out: Hughes spins for first down … but here comes a flag … yet another hold on Bird? Yes … moves them back to the 41!
Bird 3rd and 1 from BW 31: Time out Bird to come up with play … 7:13
Bird 2nd and 2 from BW 32: Hughes second effort to 31.
Bird 1st and 10 from BW 40: Hughes for 8.
BW 4th and 2 from own 11: Ford to punt … ball rolls dead at Bird 40 … 8:34 left.
BW 3rd and 2 from own 11: McSorley can’t hit Holland … huge play … now they punt from shadow of own end zone
BW 2nd and 5 from own 8: Ball in secure hands of Hunter Ford … BW running up middle for 3 yds
BW 2nd and 10 from own 3: Penalty on Bird offsides
BW 1st and 1 from own 3: Ford no gain
Bird 4th and 7 from BW 46: They punt and the ball rolls dead at BW 3 … 9:53 left.
Bird 3rd and 7 from BW 46: WR open in end zone but overthrown! Whew ….
Bird 2nd and 18 from own 44: Screen pass to Hughes gains back a chunk to the BW 46
Bird 1st and 18 from own 44; Pass overthrown
Bird 1st and 10 from 50: Hold on Bird … Holland Jr had his jersey removed by a blocker … ball coming back
Bird 1st and 10 from own 38: Hughes is smooth, and makes it to the 50 for a first down … great running back
On kickoff: Hughes on disbelief as teammate takes ball away from him … and then stumbles down at own 38.
3rd TD for Holland .. flag after play .. maybe celebration penalty … PAT good .. . 28-20 Briar Woods 11:43
BW 1st and 1o ownb 27: TD!!!!!!! Holland Jr on 73 yd TD from McSorley!
Kickoff: Tristan Miller can’t make it across the field on short kickoff … no gain on return … BW at own 27 to start
Bird 2nd and goal from 2: Ervin on the QB sneak for the TD … 11:57. PAT: Missed! Wow … 21-20 Briar Woods still leads
Bird 1st and goal from 1: McSorley flies in like Batman over the line of scrimmage to knock down Hughes … that ends 3rd quarter and McSorley now qualifies for Super Hero status we think … check off he can fly …
Bird 3rd and 3 from BW 44: Hughes gets locked up on a linebacker coverage and makes the catch at the Falcon 1 … Bird about to tie this game up!
Bird 2nd and 4 from BW 45: Hughes finally stopped (this kid will need an ice bath) .. they give him a yard on a generous spot.
Bird 1st and 10 from own 49: Hughes breaks it back to the left across midfield to Falcon 45 for 6 more.
Bird 2nd and 1 from own 44: Hughes gets left edge but McSorley comes up for stop … First down to the 49.
Bird 1st and 10 from own 35: Hughes is rolling again, gain of 9 to 44.
Bird 1st and 10 from own 22: Hughes shades of Jim Brown with the stiff arm run for 13 yards
BW punting unit on .. .they don’t take advantage of McSorley’s interception on defense. .. Ford’s punt rolls dead at Bird 22 with 3:16 on clock in 3rd … plenty of game left here
BW 3rd and 11 from Bird 47: McSorley incomplete
BW 2nd and 11 from Bird 47: Another McSorley pass is deflected … inc.
BW 1st and 10 from Bird 46: Hinson loses a yard
On first down from own 42, Hinson breaks a big one to Bird 46
Bird 2nd and 5 from own 25: McSorley with the interception at his own 42!
Bird 1st and 10: Hughes for 5
Bird takes over at own 20 5:16 3rd
BW 4th and 11 from Bird 21: 39 yd field goal attempt by Nick LaFrankie: kick is short and somebody might have gotten a hand on it.
BW 3rd and 11 from Bird 21: Ball is tipped at the line of scrimmage … first time today for that … rings up 4th down
BW 3rd and 11 from Bird 21: Confusion in backfield, 2 Falcons moving at same time and Trace burns another timeout … Falcons have called 2 on this drive … they may want them later.
BW 2nd and 11 from Bird 21: BJ Hinson open in flat but pass is high. incomplete
BW 2nd and 11 from Bird 21: Trace calls time out with 5:28 on clock
BW: 1st and 1o at Bird 20: Hinson can’t get outside, loss of 1
BW 2nds and 10 from Bird 33: McSorley strong armed out to Polk at Bird 20 .. first down
BW 1st and 10 from Bird 33: Hinson no gain
BW 3rd and 2 from Bird 41: McSorley scrambles for firs down!
BW 2nd 13 from own 48 : McSorley to Holland for 11.
BW 1st and 10 from Bird 49: fumble on play! McSorley recovers loss of 3
BW: swing pass to Martinez nets first down to Bird 49
BW 1st and 10 from own 40 after kickoff return by Holland
Hughes TD for Bird! 8:36 3rd quarter. Long opening drive for Skyhawks. They will go for 2 points: Hughes wide open on pass back into end zone across field. Briar Woods 21, LC Bird 14 8:31 left 3rd quarter
Bird 2nd and 10 from BW 44: A long pass play from Ervin to Worham behind the DBs … all the way to the BW 1!
Bird 1st and 10 from BW 44: Hughes brought down by a shirt grab at LOS … no gain
Bird 2nd and 18 from own 32: Screen pass to Hughes who makes a nifty stop and go move for first down to the Briar Woods 44. Nice play.
Bird 1st and 18 from own 32: Ervin incomplete into double coverage
Bird 1st and 10 own 40: Hughes run but holding penalty loss to 32.
Bird 3rd and 7: Worsham first down catch at own 40. Briar Woods leads 21-6 10:37 3rd
Bird 2nd and 19: Hughes run and he is flipped on tackle in secondary. Gain to Bird 28.
Bird 1st and 19 from own 14 now: wheel route out of bounds … incomplete
Bird 1st and 1 own 23: Hughes bust big run all the way past 50 but … flag down at 24 …
Briar Woods kicks off to start third quarter: Weaving return from 6 to Bird 23 by Worsham.
Stats at Half
McSorley 7-9-0 147 yds 2 TD 2 sacks
Holland 3 -115 2 TD
Ervin 8-18-0 94 yds 1 TD
First Downs: Bird 11 BW 7
Rushes-Yds Bird 19-81 BW 14-72
Passing Yds Bird 94 BW 147
Passing Bird 18-8-0 BW 9-7-0
Total Offense Bird 37-175 BW 23-219
Fumbles Returns Bird 0-0 BW 0-0
Punt Returns Bird 1-13 BW 2-27
Kickoff Returns Bird 3-35 BW 1-23
INT Bird 0-0 BW 0-0
Punts Bird 2-14.0 BW 1-49.0
Fumbles-Lost Bird 0-0 BW 1-1
Penalties Bird 4-40 BW 5-31
Possession Bird 14;29 BW 9:31
Third Downs Bird 4 of 9 BW 3 of 4
4th Downs Bird 1 of 2 BW o of 0
Red Zone Scores-Chances Bird 1 of 2 BW 1 of 1
Half: Briar Woods 21, LC Bird 6
***Trace McSorley and Melvin Holland, Jr., engineered a late 2nd quarter TD drive … with a big pass to Holland Jr. down inside the 10 and then McSorley hit Holland, Jr., for a 7-yard TD with 43 seconds left in the half. LaFrankie’s PAT makes it 21-6 Briar Woods
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