Last year, the Freeland Falcons and Carrollton Cavaliers met twice. After Freeland had little trouble in winning the regular season opener, the Cavaliers got the best of them in the postseason. The two teams no longer reside in the same division, as Freeland remains in the TVC-Central while Carrollton moved to the TVC-East. They met last night in non-conference action and the Falcons controlled it from the start in a 36-13 win.
In the first quarter, Layne Margelli started the scoring as he ran it in for a touchdown. Later in the quarter, Aidan West joined the touchdown party with a run of his own to put the Falcons ahead 14-0.
The second quarter saw only one touchdown, and it came by way of the defense. Jack Townsend intercepted the ball and returned it to the end zone to put Freeland up 22 heading into the locker room.
After halftime, the Falcons outscored Carrollton yet again, though it was only 14-13. After a strong display of defense on the opening series, Jaden DeBeau took the punt and returned it all the way to the end zone to extend Freeland’s lead to 29-0.
Carrollton would finally get on the board as Jose Soto recovered a fumble and ran it back to the end zone. After a Carston Yaw touchdown run, Carrollton scored their final touchdown on the ensuing kick return as Caleb Carter brought it all the way back. Freeland and Carrollton wouldn’t score in the final frame and the Falcons would win 36-13.
With the win, Freeland now sits at 2-0 on the season. Next week, they begin TVC-Central play against Swan Valley, the reigning champion of the league. Last year, Freeland was defeated by Swan Valley. This game will kick off from Freeland LIVE on Michigan Sports Radio next Friday night.