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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Warriors Fall To Falcons, 80-26


October 6, 2021 | View PDF

Leyton's Warrior Football team suffered their first loss of the season Friday night when they traveled to Trenton to match up against the Hitchcock County Falcons.

The Falcons' swarming and aggressive defense was the difference in this game, which saw the high-scoring Warrior offense limited to just 26 points.

A fast start on offense and and aggressive defense by Hitchcok County set the tone for the game from the opening kickoff, as the Falcons built a 24-to-0 lead by the end of the first quarter of play. Leyton was finally able to get in the end zone in the second quarter, but the Falcons put up 22 more points in the frame to take a 46-to-6 halftime lead. The Warriors tried to fight back and close the gap in the third quarter, but their two touchdowns for 12 points was matched by two touchdowns with successful two point conversions by the home team. The Falcons added 18 more points in the fourth quarter against only eight by Leyton to end the game with a lopsided 80-to-26 result.

Leyton senior quarterback Scout Gamble went 11 for 18 in the air, for three touchdowns and 243 yards. But the senior was picked off four times by the speedy Falcons defense.

The Falcons shut down standout rusher Kole Bush, limiting him to just 11 yards on eight carries. Senior receiver Mason Reimers had a fine effort with eight receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown. The Warriors' inability to run the ball forced them to pass more often than usual, and the Falcons' interceptions shut down the Warriors drives and momentum.

Leyton has a tough game at home on Friday as they host the 5-and-1 Mullen Mustangs in Dalton.


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