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Junior High Football Wins Home Opener vs Southern

The Freeman Falcon Junior High Football team won its home opener on Monday, October 2 vs Southern 20-6 to even their season record at 2-2. After starting the season with 3 road contests and 2 recent tough road losses, the young Falcons rebounded against the Raiders, playing a focused ballgame, while earning a much needed victory. Down their first two quarterbacks, the Falcons turned to running back Noah Jurgens to lead the offense against the Raiders from the QB position. Jurgens showed great poise throughout the game, leading a three headed rushing attack along with Brandon Jurgens and Wyatt Buss. All three backs contributed to the success of the team, running the ball hard all afternoon. The offensive line and receivers did an excellent job of blocking to give the backs good running lanes to work with during the game.

The Falcon defense played well all day, beginning the game by forcing a Southern punt to get the ball to the offense. The team sustained a 6 minute drive culminating in a 5 yard touchdown run by running back Brandon Jurgens with 7:05 to play in the second quarter. The PAT rushing attempt failed, leaving the Falcons with a 6-0 lead early in the quarter.  After another defensive stop and punt, the offense got on the board for the second time in the game. With only 28 seconds left in the half, Haden Otto scored on an explosive 33 yard touchdown catch and run from Noah Jurgens.  Otto caught the PAT pass from Jurgens to give Freeman a 14-0 lead headed into the break.

The offense began the second half with the ball. After several hard runs by Wyatt Buss and Noah Jurgens, Brandon Jurgens took an 8 yard sweep in for a touchdown with 3 minutes to play in the third quarter. The PAT pass came up short, giving the Falcons a 20-0 lead in the game. The Freeman defense dominated the game, with excellent pass coverage by Tandon Buhr, Wyatt Buss and Carter Niles. Nathan Archer and Trevor Parde did a good job filling the run at linebacker allowing minimal yardage for the Raiders the majority of the game. Southern’s only score came with less than a minute left in the game when their offense ran a fake reverse for a 93 yard TD run. The PAT attempt failed when Nate Archer made a big hit on the ball carrier, ending the game with a Freeman victory 20-6. The final game for the Junior High Football Team is at home on Monday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m. against Conestoga.

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