Titans broadside Pirates in 56-6 win
PHILIPSBURG – After a shaky start the Flint Creek Titans righted their ship and sailed past the Pirates of Victor Friday night 56-6. The Homecoming win advances the locals to 4-0 while Victor drops to 0-3.
For Titan fans, their team’s opening series may have caused flashbacks to last week’s score-fest against Mission where they struggled throughout the first quarter. On Flint Creek’s opening drive against Victor, the Pirates pillaged them for losses on all three downs before the locals punted it away.
But after bailing out the bad ju-ju the boys in black got on track with a sustained drive that took them to the five yard line where Chase Goldade punched it in for the first score of the night and an 8-0 lead.
Five minutes and one possession later, Flint Creek was back on the attack with quarterback Andrew Tallow pushing it in from a yard out with 53 seconds to play in the period.
Tallon hooked up with received Avery Metesh just 90 seconds in the secone quarter on a 37-yard scoring pass and the route was on.
Victor’s Carson Varner managed his team’s only score of the game on the second, but it was too little too late for the Pirates.
“After that terrible, slow start we had last week, it was just huge to come out hot and get after it for the first couple of quarters,” said Titan Head Coach Jason Ostler. “We just had to come out play some football.”
Senior Cooper Bradshaw, who contributed all over the field in the win, echoed his coach’s sentiments.
“We didn’t have the good a defensive game last week so we just knew we had to come out and hit ‘em hard.” ~ Cooper Bradshaw
The Titans added scoring runs by Tyler Burden (25 yards) and Tallon (7 yds) later in the period to make it 42-6 at halftime.
After the festivities commenced for crowning royalty, Flint added touchdown runs by Goldade in the third and Jacob Aaron in the fourth to secure the win.
The Titans now look to face their first big test of the season in Superior next week on the road. The Mountain Cats 3-1 this year, suffering a 49-0 blanking at the hands of Thompson Falls Sept. 17. Superior has had a week off to lick its wounds and prep for Flint Creek. The two teams have played each other every year of the Titans’ existence with the locals holding a 6-1 edge. The lone loss Flint Creek suffered to the Cats was in Superior to start the 2019 season, 74-46.
“Superior is always a good team and Jeff (Schultz) is a good coach,” observed Ostler of next week’s foe. “He does a great job of getting his kids prepared and they’ll be prepared for us. They’re gonna watch us. We know what they wanna be and they know what we wanna be. It’s gonna be a good football game.”
Superior has a game scheduled for broadcast on the NFHS Network for October 1, but it does not yet have an opponent listed. That opponent should be Flint Creek.
Victor – 0/6/0/0/ - 6
Flint Creek – 16/26/8/6 – 56
5:15 FC Goldade 5 yd run TYD. Tallon to Metesh pass.
0:53 FC Tallon 1 yd run TD. Tallon run.
10:33 FC Tallon to Metesh 37 yd pass TD. Run failed.
8:04 FC Metesh Interception return 50 yd TD. Tallon to Parsons pass.
2:17 VI Varner 5 yd run TD. Run failed.
1:44 FC Burden 25 yd run TD. Run failed.
0:31 FC Tallon 7 yd run TD. Run failed.
7:41 FC Goldade 9 yd run. Burden Run.
11:48 FC Aaron 46 yd run TD. Run failed.