Fellowes shows grit in loss to unbeaten Arnprior squad 0
ryan paulsen firstname.lastname@example.org Fellowes Falcon Collin Raddatz dekes to avoid a tackle during a kickoff return on Friday. The Falcons lost 35-19 to the powerhouse Arnprior Redmen. For more community photos please visit our website photo gallery at www.thedailyobserver.ca.
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The Fellowes Falcons football team is still looking for its first win, but the club arguably played its best game since the sport was resurrected three years ago at the local high school.
The Falcons fell 35-19 to the two-time defending provincial champions Arnprior Redmen, on Friday afternoon at Fellowes Alumni Field, holding the Redmen scoreless for two of the four quarters.
It was the second quarter that burnt the Falcons as the Redmen scored 28 of their 35 points to build a 28-0 lead at half time.
Fellowes quarterback Bradley Lapierre had a very strong game, passing more than 25 times during the contest. Early in the third quarter he completed an impressive Falcons drive with a nine-yard strike to Ryan Seigel who scored his first of two touchdowns in the game.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Redmen responded, the point after the touchdown giving them a 35-6 lead.
Lapierre and Seigel connected again midway through the fourth quarter when Seigel made a circus-like catch in the end zone. A successful point after by kicker Mark Parsonage made it 35-13.
Fellowes scored its final touchdown of the day on a beautiful quarterback draw, as Lapierre scampered 12 yards for his first touchdown of the day.
With the win, the Redmen lock down first place in the Renfrew County Division with a record of 5-0. The Redmen have not lost a game in three years. The Falcons are at the other end of the spectrum, still looking for their first win since joining the league three years ago.
Fellowes will finish its season next Friday in Renfrew. Arnprior closes out its season against the MacKenzie Mustangs. In the other game played yesterday, Renfrew defeated MacKenzie 7-3 in a defensive struggle.