Falcons Varsity football looks forward after loss to Tam


Cesar Maldonado

Falcons varsity lines up to shake hands with Tam after their game in Mill Valley.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Archie Williams varsity football team faced off against the Tamalpais Hawks. The Falcons flew to Mill Valley, hoping to improve their 1-3 record.

The Falcons, facing a slow start, failed to score the entire first quarter. However, with two minutes left in the first quarter, the Hawks threw the first touchdown of the game. After an unsuccessful two-point conversion, the Falcons trailed 0-6 in the first quarter.

Senior quarter back Will Roberts looks to make a play during Saturday’s game at Tam. (Cesar Maldonado)

The Falcons’ woes continued into the second quarter, throwing an interception to the feisty Hawks. Marching down the field, the Hawks were able to make up for their failed two-point conversion in the first quarter, furthering their lead to 0-14. 

Despite the disappointing first half, head coach Anthony Jackson was able to rally the team.

“He kind of hyped us up. He said we were doing well, [and that] we were able to hold him to only one score this half. So we definitely improved after halftime,” said left tackle Axl Yarbrough.

After a slow 7 minutes of the third quarter, quarterback Will Roberts finally put the Falcons on the board, throwing a twenty nine yard touchdown. However, the Falcons couldn’t convert their extra point attempt. The Hawks responded with a twenty-nine-yard touchdown, but missed their extra point attempt as well, ending the quarter with a score of 20-6. 

During the fourth quarter, the Hawks found a way to score once more, despite once again missing their two-point conversion. The Falcons couldn’t recover, falling to the Hawks 6-26. 

Cornerback Parker Freskos leaps to make a tackle on a Tam reciever. (Cesar Maldonado)

“We can hit practice hard. [We will] get back on Monday… and just improve on the things that we need to improve on and run our plays better,” said Junior Shane Duisenberg

Looking to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Falcons are set to square off against Terra Linda High School for Homecoming weekend. The Falcons look to defend their nest from the charging Trojans on Saturday, Oct. 8.