Sunday, December 2, 2012

Falcons soar to their third consecutive championship game

Cory Colder rushed for 4 touchdowns against Courtland
photo by Michael "Moe" Murphy/Clarke County Sports
By Michael "Moe" Murphy / Clarke County Sports

BRAMBLETON, (12-1-12) The Briar Woods Falcons punched their third consecutive ticket to Liberty University to play in the VHSL Region II Championship. The Falcons defeated the Courtland Cougars 45-14 at home to extend their current winning streak to 28 games.
Senior running back Cory Colder shouldered the load, (pardon the pun) rushing for four touchdowns and gaining over 180 yards with an injured shoulder that has hampered him for several weeks.
“My line has done amazing over the past few years and have added to my successes.” Colder said, “When you have a great offensive line that’s the centerpiece for success. They’ve done a great job over the past couple of years.”
Courtland played the Falcons tough in the first half and went to the locker room trailing 17-9 at the half. The Falcons were able to blow the game open with four consecutive scores in the third and fourth quarters before removing the starters.
“As a team the first half we kind of tried to force things and then we focused on what we could control. “Falcon quarterback Trace McSorley said, “The second half showed we can pull away from teams if we just do what we have to do.”
Junior quarterback Trace McSorley passed for a touchdown to Cam Serigne and raced 80 yards up the left sideline resembling RG3 for another score. The third year starter has compiled a record of 41-3.
When asked about the run McSorley said, “It felt good; I had a couple runs that I had got caught on earlier in the year. It felt good to finally break one and get all the way to the end zone.”
The win over Courtland sends the Falcons to the championship game this Saturday at Liberty University against Heritage-Lynchburg winners over L.C. Bird. The two time defending champions want to complete the perfect season and once again bring the Gold back to Ashburn.
It’s bittersweet, I can’t believe we are at the end of the season.”Colder said. “We’ve reached our goal, we are there. We just have to win it.”.........
Clarke County Sports was on hand when Falcon Coach Charlie Pierce spoke with the media. 
"What it comes down to sometimes is we look at what did we do that allowed the other team success." Coach Charlie Pierce

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