Coed Flag Football @ Growing Up Green Charter School
The Falcons played their second game of the season this long weekend. Saturday afternoon they went up against fellow Queens charter school, Growing Up Green. Last season they defeated the Falcons by a score of 6-0. That was fresh on their minds going into Saturday's game.
Defensively, the Falcons shut down Growing Up Green's pass and run game on their first two drives. 8th graders Joshua Persuad, Brahma Acevedo and Brian Wilk have been very impressive defensively thus far, making it tough for opposing teams to pass or run the ball. Fellow 8th grader Nia Novotny was huge in the game as well, making several tackles for little to no gain at the giver position. Justin Alston was also impactful on the defensive end with the only interception of the game. Growing Up Green did not have a pass completion for more than 3-5 yards. The Falcons also took away Growing Up Green's run game that hurt us last season. However, Growing Up Green had one great run during the game which resulted in a touchdown due to a defensive mental error.
Offensively the Falcons came out sharp, led by 8th grader Sunai Regap who has come into his own this year and becoming the confident, deceptive and precise quarterback the coaching staff knew he would be. He threw for four touchdowns in the game. Two of the four were well read bombs (to Christopher Galindo and Brian Wilk). The other two he connected with Brahma Acevedo and Justin Alston. Brahma was huge on offense in the air and on the ground. Creating something out of nothing and getting open when Sunai needed him most. Nia Novotny caught her first pass as a Falcon for a huge gain.
Final score OWN 24 - Growing Up Green 12