The Abingdon Falcons reminded everyone Friday night why they are the defending Mountain 7 District champions.
In the first game of the season the Falcons welcomed the John Battle Trojans to Falcon Stadium. Abingdon picked up right where they left off last year, picking up 12 first downs and playing solid defense on there way to a 45 to 14 victory.
The Falcons’ senior halfback, Martin Lucas, showed balance and strength on his way to 130 total yards and four touchdowns. The 6′ 3″ 230 pound junior scored on a 32 yard pass reception and touchdown runs of 3,12, and 18 yards.
The Falcon defense was just as strong. They held the Trojans to only five first downs and forced three turnovers, keeping the Trojan offense in check for most of the night.
The Trojans were lead on offense by Dylan Cunningham who had 76 yards rushing. Bryson Denton chipped in with a 31 yard touchdown run and Gabriel Blaylock hauled in a 20 yard touchdown reception from Walker Osborne.
The Trojans also suffered from the loss of Zane Poe, an exciting playmaker for the Trojans, in the first quarter of the game. Poe, who starts on offense and defense, was on crutches for most of the game. His status for next week is unknown at this time.
The Falcons continue their march towards another district title next week versus the Gate City Blue Devils.This game will be played in Gate City at 7:00 pm
The Trojans will return home to play the Virginia High Bearcats at 7:00 next Friday night.
Graduated from John Battle in 1998. Husband and father of 5. Big time Football fan. Hokies and the Cowboys. Works at wwfco steel.