The Freeland Falcons continued TVC play on Friday night against a team with polar opposite momentum in their first two games. Freeland won their first two contests, while their opponent Bridgeport was handily defeated in both 2021 contests. Both of those themes continued on Friday, as Freeland zoomed to a 60-6 victory.
In the opening frame, Freeland’s offense came out firing. Cole Fournier got things started with a 20-yard touchdown run, and Garrett Pistro added a two-point conversion. Just moments later, Bryson Huckeby and Grant Bakos connected on a 43-yard touchdown strike that was paired with a Fournier conversion run, pushing the lead to 16-0.
Bridgeport finally snapped the scoring run with a lengthy touchdown of their own. Antonio Williams found Zalyn Martin, who raced 71 yards for a score. A missed extra point kick left the Bearcats down by ten.
Freeland would add two more touchdowns in the opening quarter to extend their lead to 30-6. First, Garrett Pistro reeled off a 27-yard touchdown run that was followed up by a successful conversion pass by Huckeby to Daniel Duley. That passing combination linked up for the final score of the first quarter, as their 17-yard pass went for a touchdown.
The offensive onslaught continued in the second quarter. Freeland struck three more times for scores to create an insurmountable 54-6 edge. Brayden Petre, a freshman, scored the first touchdown on a 71-yard sprint to the end zone. Huckeby and Alex Duley added a two-point conversion pass. That pair would connect for the second touchdown of the quarter, as the pass went 8 yards for a score. Garrett Pistro chipped in the conversion run. The final score before half came on a 2-yard touchdown run by Pistro, who would convert the two-point try on the ground as well.
Cole Fournier scored the only touchdown of the second half, as the running clock sped up the conclusion. Freeland scored on every possession in the first half, and their first possession of the second half. The Bridgeport defense was no match for this potent Freeland offense that now averages 41.3 points per game after their highest scoring total since last year’s playoff opener against Valley Lutheran.
Freeland, now 3-0 on the season, will continue league play against Essexville Garber next week. Bridgeport will seek their first victory next Friday night in a matchup against Swan Valley.