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Westhill rolls past Phoenix football

by Rob Tetro

Westhill got off to an impressive start when it took on the Phoenix varsity football team Saturday.

Westhill scored the game’s first 17 points, which helped them build a 32 point halftime lead. The deficit Phoenix faced proved to be insurmountable as Westhill came away with a 66-22 win.

Westhill wasted little time to getting in gear. They took a 7-0 lead when Carson Hicks scored on a run from three yards out. Westhill added to its lead when Chris Brusa scored on an 18-yard touchdown run. Shortly after Brusa’s score, Collin Henson gave Westhill a 17-0 lead after connecting on a 24-yard field goal attempt.

Phoenix got onto the scoreboard when Avery Chisolm threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Brock Maruscsak. Before the first quarter ended, Westhill struck again when Reed Derrenbacher threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Donovan Whipple.

Any hope the Firebirds had of a rally were dashed during the second quarter.

Brusa rushed for his second touchdown of the game to give Westhill a 31-6 lead. While keeping the Firebirds off the scoreboard, Westhill scored again before the first half ended. Westhill took a 38-6 lead when a Phoenix interception was returned for a touchdown.

Westhill maintained its impressive ways as the third quarter began. Another three-yard touchdown run from Brusa gave them a 45-6 advantage. Ja’Shai Jamison scored on a run from 5 yards out to give Westhill a 52-6 lead.

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Running game carries Firebirds

by Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity football team’s rushing attack proved to be too much to overcome when the Firebirds took on Jordan-Elbridge Friday.

Avery Chisolm, Brock Maruscsak and Austin Farco combined to rush for 335 yards while defensively, Phoenix forced three interceptions to helped the Firbirds hang on for a 33-26 win.

The back and forth atmosphere of the first quarter foreshadowed the action that the remainder of the game offered.

Chisolm, Phoenix’s quarterback, quickly showed Jordan-Elbridge just how much offense he could generate with his feet. Chisolm gave Phoenix a 7-0 following a 65-yard touchdown run. Jordan-Elbridge responded before the first quarter concluded. The Eagles cut the Firebirds’ lead down to one point at 7-6 following a six-yard touchdown run by Brad McMahon.

During the second quarter, Phoenix struck again. Phoenix took a 14-6 lead when Furco scored on a touchdown run from two yards out.

Jordan-Elbridge had an impressive rushing attack as well. Before the first half concluded, Colby Trexler showed just what he is capable of when he took the handoff and ran 64 yards for the score. Trexler’s score cut The Firebirds lead to 14-12.

Early in the third quarter, Trexler gave Jordan-Elbridge its first lead of the game following a touchdown run from 41 yards out. However, Phoenix was not intimidated. The Firebirds tied the game at 20-20 when Maruscsak scored on a 16-yard touchdown run before the third quarter ended.

The determination Phoenix displayed paid off during the fourth quarter. Maruscsak’s second touchdown of the game put the Firebirds on top once again. Maruscsak scored on a run from four yards out to give Phoenix a 27-20 lead.

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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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