Quick TD burst sparks Dragons past Hawks
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).