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Poway junior varsity defeats Falcons, 14-7

Jack Nelson scored a 38-yard touchdown run. Photo by Walter Bays.
Jack Nelson scored a 38-yard touchdown run. Photo by Walter Bays.

By Walter Bays

The JV Falcons fell to visiting Poway 14-7 at their most recent game.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Titans got on the board capping a drive from their own 17 with a 34-yard touchdown pass.

Poway had good field position to increase their lead but stalled at the Falcon 25. They went for it on fourth and 4, and came up short against a tackle by Drew Kali.

Torrey Pines finally got its offense untracked with just 1:30 left in the half on the running of Jacob Leone and quarterback Chris Temby, and receptions by Peter Nelson and Ryan Cesari. But with first and goal at the Titan 8-yard line, the half ran out.

In the second half, Torrey Pines was marching again when Jack Nelson took a handoff, got a block, broke a tackle and sprinted 38 yards to the end zone to tie the game 7-7.

On the next series, when Peter Nelson intercepted near midfield, it looked like the Falcons’ chance to go ahead. Facing fourth and 14, Torrey Pines lined up in punt formation, then the “kicker,” Gunnar Braun, passed to Parker Williams for a first down at the Titan 33.

Under strong pressure, Temby was intercepted and Poway drove 53 yards to go ahead 14-7 for the win.