FORNEY, Texas — North Forney was tired of losing. They had lost three in a row going into their matchup versus the Kaufman Lions. On homecoming night, the last place Lions were exactly what the doctor ordered. The Falcons were able to exert their will on Kaufman on both sides of the ball in route to a 48-20 victory that was never close.
North Forney had the ball first and would waste no time getting into the endzone. On a “drive” that would only last 3 plays, Falcons quarterback Jacob Acuna would first find wide receiver Nick Booe for a 34-yard strike, and then two plays later connect with fellow receiver Dejuan Johnson for a 47-yard touchdown through the air. Then on Kaufman’s first possession, Jewelz Demps would intercept a 3rd down pass and return it 26 yards for a score and just like that North Forney was up 14-0.
The next Falcons touchdown drive that finished early in the 2nd quarter would look a lot like the first one. A 35-yard pass to Booe leading to a 47-yard touchdown pass from Acuna to Johnson. On the play, Booe helped out his teammate by delivering a key down field block after the catch springing Johnson the rest of the way into the endzone.
North Forney was just getting started in the 2nd quarter, however.
Leading 21-0, Falcons safety LaMarcus Kirk would again pick off Lions quarterback Darius McGee and return it to the Lions 15-yard line. On the very next play North Forney would run a beautifully designed pass play that saw running back Ty Collins go in motion towards the near sideline and most of the defense would follow him that way only for Acuna to fake the throw to him and look back to the vacated middle of the field and find tight end Kam Allen wide open for a 15 yard touchdown for a 28-0 lead.
After another forced punt by the Falcons defense, Ty Collins would rip off a 70-yard touchdown, showing blazing speed running away from would be Lions tacklers.
The Falcons would still have another score left in them before halftime.
The North Forney defense would create another short field for the offense when linebacker Taiven Lee pounced on a fumble by McGee. A couple of plays later at the 9-yard line, Collins would display incredible balance by putting a hand down to stay off the ground and wind up in the endzone.
The Falcons’ 42-0 halftime lead wasn’t all thanks to their offense though. Coming off an awful showing at Greenville last week, the defense wanted to get back to the dominating force it had been for much of the season. In the first half the Falcons defense only gave up 4 first downs. They also only allowed Kaufman to reach past the 50-yard line 1 time. The defense also had more receptions from Lion’s Quarterback Darius McGee than Kaufman did, 2-0. That’s right the defense didn’t allow a single completion. On the night, they would force 4 turnovers.
In the second half the Falcons would tack on one last touchdown. After a 54-yard run by Akanimo “Nemo” Asuquo would end up deep in Kaufman territory, Acuna would keep a read option himself and run it in from 9 yards out. North Forney would lead 42-6.
The Lions would get a couple of garbage time touchdowns once the Falcons started mixing in their 2nd and 3rd units on defense. The final score would be 48-20 Falcons.
This game was dominated by North Forney as they finally got back in the win column after a three-game losing streak. The Falcons move to 4-3 overall, 2-3 in district on the season. Next week North Forney is on a bye week. The next game is against Terrell on 10/25.