The Christian Brothers varsity football team lost a tough game to Pleasant Grove Eagles on Friday by a score of 56-12. It was a rough game on both sides of the ball for the Falcons, with the offense totaling only 253 yards, most of them coming with the game already out of hand. Quarterback Jacob Stewart ‘21 went 6 for 19 for 50 yards and was replaced at halftime by Devin Hall ‘22. Hall provided an offensive spark, rushing for 2 touchdowns and 52 yards in the second half. Reed Mercer '20 was the leading rusher, with 48 yards on 13 carries. Justin Douglas '21 also chipped in 44 yards on 11 rushing attempts. Luke Jones led the way receiving, with 4 receptions for 72 yards.
The Pleasant Grove offense scored at will against the Falcons defense, amassing 8 total touchdowns. Quarterback Nathan Valencia went 24 for 29 passing for 314 yards and four touchdowns. The Eagle offense also totaled 174 on the ground, good for 516 yards of total offense. The lone bright spots for the defense were two fumble recoveries, one by CJ DeShong ‘21 and the other by Matthew Dettling ‘22. It was DeShong’s third takeaway of the season.
The Falcons will look to get back on track when they host Vanden on Saturday, September 7 at 11:00 am. Vanden comes into the game 0-2, while Christian Brothers is 1-1. The game will be played at Sacramento City College.