Phoenix football team topples Thousand Islands

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity football team earned its first win of the season last week when it took on Thousand Islands.

Phoenix intercepted three passes while outscoring Thousand Islands by 21 points during the second quarter en route to the 28-7 win.

Both teams found the endzone during the first quarter. The Firebirds took a 7-0 lead when Avery Chisolm scored on a 5-yard touchdown run. Thousand Islands evened the score at 7-7 before the first quarter ended.

Quarterback Austin Bach tied the game with a 1-yard touchdown run.

During the second quarter, Phoenix blew the game open and didn’t look back. Austin Furco gave the Firebirds a 14-7 lead following a 10-yard touchdown run.

Phoenix took a 21-7 lead when Richie Howington caught a 33-yard touchdown pass from Furco.

Capping off the Firebirds’ second quarter, Chisolm scored on a 6-yard touchdown run to give Phoenix a 28-7 lead and the eventual win.

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