ACV/Keystone Falcons Jr. Youth Football Team Finishes Stellar Season
The ACV/Keystone Falcons Jr. Youth Football Team Roster includes (not as pictured): #1 Jake Murray; #2 Ike Ielase; #5 Izak Murray; #8 Robert Best; #17 Noah Switzer; #18 Landon Eiler; #21 Trapper Lowers; #22 Grady Snyder; #23 Maverick Jenkins; #28 Layton Pollock; #32 Gavin Lutz; #32 Myles Spencer; #37 Jackson Buzard; #44 Kolson Babcock; #51 Joe Bartley; #52 Jacob Dehart; #55 Weston Wingard; #61 Crew Adams; #67 Korbyn Fletcher; #72 James Tedeski; #73 Ecik Fischli; #76 Kobe King; #78 Connor Haynos; #90 Jace Reed; #92 Elijah Elliott; #94 Brody Myers; #99 Rylynn Hoffman. The Falcons were led by head coach Jake Dehart; Offensive Coordinator Kip Babcock; Defensive Coordinator, Justin Bartley and assisted by Eric Snyder, Mason Spencer, and William Jenkins.
The Falcons win the playoff consolation game
ACV/Keystone Falcons junior youth football team put together one of the best seasons in the program's history going a perfect 8-0 in the ABC Leagues' regular season and winning the Eastern Conference. And ending the season 1-1 in the playoffs. Finishing with the best record in the ABC with a 9-1 record, beating every team but Moniteau which they didn't play. In the semi-finals of the playoffs versus a stout Slippery Rock team, the Falcons came up a bit short falling to the Rockets 6-0 in a tight defensive battle. In the other semi-final game, Western Conference undefeated Champs Karns City also fell to a strong Armstong team setting up the two best records (8-1) to play each other in the consolation game. The Falcons would face what would be one of their toughest challenges of the season, facing a well-coached and talented Karns City team that was just as hungry for a win. With little time left in the 3rd quarter of a scoreless game, the Gremlins put together a nice drive and were knocking on the door in the red zone. The Falcons defense though had other plans and answered the call, just as they did all season with their # 1 ranked defense and put together a goal-line stance for the ages. Regaining possession with little time left in the 3rd quarter the Falcons put together a 15-play 90-yard nail driving clock eating drive that ended with Jase Murray punching it in with just 53 seconds left in the game. Landon Eiler would convert the 2-point conversion putting the Falcons up 8-0. The Gremlins received the kickoff and three plays later the defense came up big again when Ike Ielase intercepted a pass to put an exclamation point on a great game and season.
Jase Murray would take a knee to run the clock out and seal the win 8-0. The shutout would mark the 7th shutout in 10 games for a defense that also only gave up 24 points all season. Congratulations on a great season to all involved.