EL DORADO — Michael Wilson passed for 338 yards and three touchdowns and visiting Colfax chalked up another 159 on the ground to easily defeat Union Mine 42-0 in nonleague football action Friday.
The Falcons’ big numbers spoiled the Diamondbacks’ home opener and the return of Sean Tow, Union Mine’s main offensive weapon, who was held out the second half.
“We didn’t play very well tonight,” D’back coach Dave Johnson said. “We thought we’d see improvement from the first game but we have glaring weaknesses and Colfax exploited them.”
Colfax was nowhere near as lethal as some of its past teams but effective nonetheless, scoring in every quarter. Wilson’s main target was Chas Reisinger (11 catches, 153 yards) and the Falcons could not be denied on third-down attempts.
The D’backs did pull off a goal-line stand in the opening quarter to keep the score 0-0 but it quickly went downhill from there. Tim Rawlins scored from 3 yards out, Reisinger caught a 15-yard toss from Wilson and Kyle Bryant broke several tackles en route to a 49-yard catch-and-run touchdown.
For the most part, Tow had nowhere to run. He did break off a 15 yard run — vintage Tow — on Union Mine’s best series that saw Jake Horn (5 carries, 30 yards) run for 14 and 9 yards and D’back quarterback Scott McIntyre dash for 22 — but McIntyre was sacked in the red zone on fourth down as the hosts came away empty.
“He (McIntyre) just didn’t have time to throw and our receivers couldn’t get open,” Johnson said.
With Tow (10-43) on the sidelines, Union Mine’s offense couldn’t get going in the second half. McIntyre’s back-to-back completions to Sam Armanino early in the fourth quarter failed to produce a first down as it came between a Falcon sack and a D’back holding penalty.
“He (Tow) took a couple of shots (in the first half) and it wasn’t worth letting him be cannon fodder. They were keying on him — they know he’s our guy,” Johnson said.
Union Mine won the JV game 27-14.