The Faribault Falcons rolled up 435 yards of total offense in a 32-14 win over the Byron Bears in the Bears Cave Friday night.

Matthew Lenway scored on a 40 yard run the first offensive series for the Falcons when they had holes blown open by their talented big line.  Not a single pass was thrown on the opening drive.

Senior quarterback Hunter Nelson ran in the two point conversion.

Following a fumble record less than two minutes later Faribault scored on a perfect over the shoulder 50 yard pass to AJ Worrell.  A two point pass attempt failed.  The score was 14-0 Falcons.

Byron scored with 2:13 to go in the first half on a 9 yard pass from junior quarterback Nick Netzke to James Durst.  The extra point kick by senior Bradley Pavon was good.

Pavon then kicked the ball to the goal line and Faribault Senior Isaac Mata returned the ball to the Falcons 36 yard line.

Faribault scored with :57 to go in the half on a 14 yard pass from Nelson to Mata.  Two point run was not successful.

The Falcons had another chance to score when they recovered a fumble and got into the red zone with plenty of time left but could not punch the ball into the end zone.  They failed on a 4th down and 12 pass play.  The halftime score was Faribault 20 Byron 7.

The Falcons scored on the opening drive of the second half when Nelson scampered for 9 yards.  A two point conversion run was unsuccesful.  There were 7:28 to go in the third quarter.

Faribault's final score was a highlight reel run by Nelson for 41 yards with 4:54 left in the game.  The two point pass was not sucessful.

Bears sophmore running back Adam Glynn scored with just under 3 minutes to play on a 7 yard run.  Pavon nailed the extra point kick.

Glynn finished the game with 173 yards rushing on 29 carries.

The senior kicker hammered the ball into and out of the end zone for a touchback.  You don't see too many high school kickers with that kind of a leg.

Netzke was 12 of 23 for 97 yards and a touchdown giving the Bears 279 yards of total offense in the loss that dropped them to 0-2 on the season following their season opening loss to Kasson-Mantorville.

Hunter Nelson was named our Malecha's Auto Body Crunch Time Faribault Player of the game while completing 8 of 19 passes for 166 yards, 2 touchdowns and a tipped ball interception.  Nelson also rushed 12 times for 106 yards and two scores.

Senior running back Mathias Lenway rushed 20 times for 144 yards and a score.

Nelson and Lenway would be the first guys to tell you their success would not be possible without the play of the offensive line.

I would love to give the offensive line their own pet name  I mentioned this to one of the Falcons coaches and he told me they call themselves the "hogs."

That's great but I think we can come up with something more original so make those suggestions please.

The Cashwise Foods of Owatonna Delivery of the game was the 50 yard over the shoulder connection between Nelson and Worrell in the first half.

Defensively Owen Nesburg led the team with 6.5 tackles.  Elijah Hammonds had 5 tackles.

Faribault is now 2-0.  They go to Stewartville next week to play against the Tigers.

Before the Game in Byron. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Before the Game in Byron. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

Elsewhere around the area Friday night.

  • Rochester John Marshall 32  Austin 12
  • Plainview-Elgin-Millville  37  Dover-Eyota  0
  • Eden Prairie 37  Farmington  29
  • Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop  60  Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons  6
  • Burnsville  14  Hopkins  7
  • Kasson-Mantorville  42  Winona  16
  • Lake City  34  LaCrescent-Hokah  12
  • Lakeville South  12  Lakeville North  0
  • Lanesboro  40  Southland  20
  • Goodhue  28  Lewiston-Altura  14
  • Mankato West  41  New Prague  7
  • Mayer Lutheran 33  NRHEG 12
  • Park of Cottage Grove  44  Eagan  34
  • Shakopee  49  Prior Lake  27
  • Owatonna  16  Rochester Century  14
  • Cannon Falls 17  Rochester Lourdes  14
  • Rosemount  31  Edina  19
  • Rushford-Peterson  26  Fillmore Central  15
  • St. Clair/Loyola  42  Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton  0
  • United South Central 35  Medford  7
  • Randolph  54  Wabasha-Kellogg  0
  • Waseca  19  Marshall 7
  • Kenyon-Wanamingo  24  Winona Cotter  14
  • Woodbury  41  Eastview  27
  • Pine Island  34  Zumbrota-Mazeppa  6
  • Leroy-Ostrander  38  Mabel-Canton  8
  • Maple River  55  Windom  0
  • Chatfield  21  Triton  20
  • Hastings 21  Apple Valley  0  (Thursday night)

Saturday games

2pm  LeSueur-Henderson at Belle Plaine
2pm  Lester Prairie  at Blooming Prairie
2pm  Red Wing at Mankato East
2pm  Sibley East at Tri-City United
6pm  St. Charles at Caledonia
7pm  Jordan at New Ulm
7pm Stewartville at Albert Lea

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