Arnprior blanks Fellowes Falcons 59-0
Sean Chase/Daily Observer Fellowes' Connor Rose (centre) runs with the ball during the fourth quarter. The Falcons fell to the Arnprior Rapids 59-0 on Oct. 13 at Fellowes Alumni Field.
The first win of the season once more eluded the Fellowes Falcons last week as the football squad were shutout by Arnprior 59-0.
The Arnprior District High School Rapids (formerly the Redmen) got off to a strong start during Lanark-Renfrew High School Football League action at Fellowes Alumni Field on Oct. 13. The win puts Arnprior up 3-1 on the season, while Fellowes has fallen to 0-4.
Early in the first quarter, Arnprior quarterback Justin Smith scored on a 13-yard run. Then Montana Reinhardt had a one-yard touchdown run to secure a 14-0 lead. The Rapids added a safety to make it 16-0 when Fellowes kicker Andrew Biernacki took a knee.
The second quarter clearly belonged to Arnprior running back John Young who scored three touchdowns. Young got things started with a 59-yard run on a double handoff in the back field. Then he completed a 10-yard run for a touchdown. Finally, Young capped the half with a nine-yard pass from Smith.
After half-time, Young scored his fourth consecutive touchdown with an 11-yard touchdown run. After Arnprior botched the snap, linebacker Hayden Tripp ran the ball in for a two-point conversion. Then Reinhardt scored on a seven-yard touchdown run before Ryan Massoud got a 40-yard touchdown on a punt return.
Fellowes did have some strong moments, especially the play of quarterback Noah Lenser. In addition, Gavin Davidson executed a number of passes that led to first downs for the Falcons but they couldn't progress all the way down the field. The Falcons were also victims of several bad snaps while Lenser was playing from the shotgun position, however, too many times the ball went over his head costing them significant yardage.