Posted: Saturday, September 17th 2011 at 12:28am
Falcons roll Jaguars in 49-7 blowout
By Jeff Hart Staff
Flowery Branch's Casey Osborne crosses the goal line in Friday night's win over Cedar Shoals. / photo: North Georgia Sports Media
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Flowery Branch offense finally made a mistake. But after an opening-rive fumble against Cedar Shoals Friday night, the Falcons atoned scoring on their next six first half possessions en route to a 49-7 blowout of the Jaguars in a Region 8-AAAA game at Falcons Field.
After the offensive barrage, Flowery Branch (4-0, 4-0 in region) led 42-0 at halftime. Casey Osborne got the Falcons on the board capping a short drive on their next possession with a 19-yard TD run.
Jeremy Haley would make it 14-0 less than two minutes later with a 4-yard TD run. Haley racked up 54 yards on the ground on the drive, including a 39-yard run.
After the Falcons’ Jeremy James intercepted a Cedar Shoals pass, Kanler Coker connected with Darius Curry on a 35-yard TD pass for a 21-0 lead. The defense then blocked a Jaguars punt on their next possession and Coker capped another short drive with a 4-yard TD pass to Jamaad Stephens.
Haley would score his second TD on Flowery Branch’s next possession on a 4-yard run and the Falcons capped the huge first half when Coker ran in from 1-yard out to make it 42-0.
Five different players scored in the first half and Flowery Branch coach Lee Shaw said that is what has made them a force through the first half of the season.
"We have a lot of guys that are dangerous (on offense) and the coaches have done a good job of distributing the ball around," Shaw said.
The Flowery Branch defense was just as dominant as the offense holding Cedar Shoals to just 10 yards and one first down, on a penalty, in the first half.
"The offense gets a lot of credit but our defense has really been the key so far," Shaw said. "We talked about how dangerous Cedar Shoals is and I thought (the defense) came out with a lot of fire and intensity. I was real proud of their effort."
The Falcons’ first team scored once more early in the third quarter before emptying the bench.
The Jaguars (2-2, 2-2) scored their only touchdown in the fourth quarter.
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