Millennium assistant coach Drew Reyes said the Saints controlled the ball and the clock with their running game to run up a 30-0 score in the first half. Reyes said that the Falcons were able to move the ball and get their first downs, but each time they ended up short of the goal line before they had to punt or hand the ball over on downs.
“It was encouraging that we moved the ball, but discouraging that we couldn’t stop their run,” Reyes said.
The only big play that didn’t elude the Falcons was Jonny Rojas’ 15-yard end zone run with 2:41 left in the first half. This time Millennium was able to hold the Saints and get the ball back before the half ended, but again the clock ran out before Falcons could reach the end zone.
The Saints scored twice more in the second half to secure the win.
Reyes said that the Falcons still got some solid defense from Pedro Derobles, who made 15 tackles, Richie Raya with nine tackles and Joe Harsch with eight tackles. Quarterback Josh Moore left the game in the second quarter with a possible shoulder injury, and Kylie Duncan finished the game at quarterback.
The Falcons, 0-3, play next on Oct. 3 at Steve Lopez Stadium against Cristo Rey in their first home game of the season.