By Garrett Ross
Follett- The Panthers played host to the Cowboys from Happy Friday night, but after a heavy dose of Colt McCarley, Follett was left feeling anything but happy. The Cowboys were the first to score and the last to score, in route to a 70-20 victory.
The stat line could lead people to believe that the game was close at a glance, because Folletts’ Fabian Gordillo was 22/38 passing w/ 262 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 INT. Gordillo connected with Jeremy Earsley on a 36 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, for the Panthers first points of the game.
Happy had already established a sound lead by the time Follett found the end zone. Jayton Walden scored the first touchdown of the game for the Cowboys, as he broke loose for a 56 yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The Cowboys quickly drew their Colt, as Colt McCarley ripped through the Panthers defense for three rushing touchdowns totaling 102 yards.
Follett was able to get one more touchdown, when Gordillo hit Luis Loya on an 11 yard strike. The Panthers called on Fernando Cruz for their last score of the game, as he drilled a 30 yard field goal.
Colt McCarley continued to build his resume, by having a hand in the Cowboys final four touchdowns of the game. Jayton Walden was able to score another touchdown also, when he ran past the Follett defense for 48 yards. Craig Odom was able to get separation, as McCarley found him for a 41 yard touchdown pass.
After the dust had settled, Colt McCarley had completed 3 passes for 79 yards and 1 touchdown, but the stud had rushed for 250 yards and 6 touchdowns on just 10 carries. Jayton Walden rushed for 121 yards and 2 touchdowns on 4 carries.
Next week Follett will have a bye before hosting Higgins on November 2nd. Happy will travel to White Deer next week and see if they can give the Bucks their first loss of the season.