In their first game of the season, the Falcons fell short of victory in a close 56 to 49 loss to Rockwall-Heath High school. The game stayed close, and “The Nest” never ceased to bring energy, decorated in Hawaiian wear.

For fans of great offense, this game was riveting. Junior Lonnie Johnson put on a world class performance in the game, racking up three total touchdowns through the air and ground, as well as countless highlight real plays. Had it not been for flags on the offense, he would have had five.

Excluding a few first game jitters, the offense showed many bright spots. Porter was airing it out, with major credit due to the boys in the trenches. The O-line looked great on film, and helped allow Porter the time needed to complete his full throwing motion. When Porter was able to set his feet and let it fly, the offense moved like clockwork. Great route running from receivers, great job running the ball up the middle, and overall team grit helped.

As for defense, stops were hard to find for either team in the 3rd quarter. With a combined 42 points in the third quarter alone, this 15 minute sequence was that of an offensive masterclass. When it was all said and done, 105 points had been scored between both games.

This game serves to show what our team can improve upon, as well as rely on. Now having one game under their wing, surely next week the Falcons will be back in full swing next Thursday (September 2nd) in a home game against Lewisville High school. The game is at the KISD Athletic complex, and kickoff is at 7pm.

By Cooper Gant

Cooper is a the current sports editor for the Talon. He is the current president of the German club and can found at school sporting events.