Defense gets touchdown parade started for Falcons

MARC-ED MAN: Northwood receiver Marc Denison had two touchdown receptions for the Falcons. (File photo by JOHN JAMES MARSHALL, Journal Sports)


Other than a few too many penalties for his liking, Northwood coach Austin Brown liked what he saw in his team’s 49-6 win over Booker T. Washington Friday night at Leonard C. Barnes Stadium.

“We did what we needed to do,” Brown said.

The Falcons got a pick-six by defensive back Jeremiah Reed to start the scoring as part of a 21-point first quarter.

Quarterback Mason Welch had a hand in the next three touchdowns scored for the Falcons – passes to Desmond Harris and Marc Denison as well as a quarterback keeper to make it 28-0.

The Lions answered with a score of their own as BTW (1-7, 1-4) cut it to 28-6 at halftime.

In the second half, Quintavion White and Fabien Sanders had touchdown runs and backup quarterback Hutson Hearron threw a scoring pass to Denison to complete the scoring.

“He (Hearron) played the second half and was very efficient,” Brown said.

Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.

The Falcons (5-3, 4-1) will take on Woodlawn next week before taking on unbeaten North DeSoto in the final regular-season game.

“We haven’t peaked yet, which I guess is good,” Brown said. “Because North DeSoto is peaking and we have them in two weeks. We will have to be ready for that slobberknocker.”