Quick TD burst sparks Dragons past Hawks

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 April 2021 at 9:56 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Pembroke’s Garrett Totten gets away from Holley defender David Farruggia to score a touchdown during the Dragons win over the host Hawks this afternoon.

A quick two touchdown scoring burst early in the second quarter keyed Pembroke to a 40-14 win over host Holley this afternoon in an 8 Man Division football game.

Breaking way from a 6-6 deadlock, Pembroke capitalized on two very short Holley punts deep in Hawks territory to score on two short TD drives covering just 28 and 20 yards. Garrett Totten caught a 27 yard pass from quarterback Connor Peterson for the first score and then ran 16 yards for the second.

Later in the second quarter, Brandon Florian returned a fumble recovery 20 yards for a touchdown and a 26-6 Dragons half-time lead. Florian also returned another fumble 35 yards for touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Dragons final score.

Garrett Totten scored on a 9 yard run in the first quarer and Tyson Totten tallied on a 1 yard run in the third quarter.for the Dragons other touchdowns.

Holley tied the game at 6-6 late in the first quarter on a 4 yard touchdown run by Jacob Affronti.

A fumble recovery by Jakob Silpoch at the Pembroke 38 set up the score.

The Hawks defense also came up with an interception by Michael Jacobs-Fallato to stop another first quarter Pembroke drive.

Affronti also scored the Hawks other touchdown on a 14 yard run late in the fourth quarter. He added the two-point conversion pass to Mason Neale.  Charlie Turpyn had a big 37 yard run to highlight the scoring drive.

Holley, which is now 1-3, will close out the regular season at CG Finney next Tuesday while Pembroke, which is 4-1, will face Perry (3-1).

Holley’s Jacob Affronti breaks loose for good yardage.