Leesburg, VA (November 8, 2014) – Tuscarora Huskies (10-0) running back Noah Reimers scored touchdowns on his team’s first two possessions on runs of 50 and 49 yards as he lead his team to a 41-0 victory over the Briar Woods Falcons (7-3) in the regular season finale for both teams. Reimers gained 263 yards on 18 carries in addition to catching three passes for 69 yards. He was a one-man wrecking crew, accounting for 332 of Tuscarora’s 426 total yards of offense.
Reimers however was only half of the Tuscarora story. An aroused Huskie defense led by Alejandro Avelar’s 11 tackles stopped the Falcons in their tracks. Falcon QB Jake Maffe managed to complete 11 of his 17 passing attempts with zero interceptions and QB Ben Maffe, running out of the single wing gained 113 yards on 12 carries, but the offense could not put together a sustained drive that went into the end zone.
After Reimers’ two first quarter touchdowns the Falcon defense stiffened causing the Huskies to punt on their third possession and turn the ball over via an interception by S Jacob Rosen on their fourth. It appeared at that point that the Falcons had an opportunity to get back into the game but the Falcon offense just couldn’t respond. With 2:14 remaining in the half Reimers again torched the Falcons with a long gainer, this one for 65 yards, setting up QB Daniel Smith’s four yard scoring run.
Having taken a 21-0 lead into the half, the Huskies received the second half kick-off. They got one first down, moving the ball to the Falcon 48 yard line. Then Reimers again exploded through the Falcon defense for 48 yards and his third and final touchdown. The score was 27-0 with ten minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The Huskies would score another touchdown in the third quarter on a one yard run by Smith and another in the fourth quarter on a six yard pass, Smith to WR Jason Chubbuck.
Thus the Falcon regular season ends on the sour note of two consecutive defeats. The “second season” begins next week as VHSL playoffs commence. Where and who Briar Woods plays in the first round is not yet determined. In a somber post game huddle head coach Charlie Pierce told the players his commitment to the team remains 100%. He invited the players to join him in a great week of practice to prepare for a victory in the first round of the playoffs. “We are going to have to play a lot better to get a win,” he said later. “But I have confidence in this group. You win the first game and you have an opportunity to win one more. I’m not interested in what’s next or next year right now. We are going to do our best to win next week. We’ll come to that game prepared… that much I can promise you.”
by George Khalsa