Warner American Football
Valley Falcons 50 Glasgow Tigers 0
Clyde Valley Falcons continued their winning streak
on Sunday when they travelled to Kilsyth to take on Glasgow Tigers.
Clyde Valley were first to receive the ball and drove 40 yards upfield
behind some powerful running.
The drive was capped when Graeme MacMillan took
the reverse hand off and dashed 8 yards for the opening touchdown.
The extra points were kicked by Ross Ivison. On
the ensuing kick off Blake Kyle stopped the ball carrier deep in
his own half. Both teams then traded punts before, once again Tigers
were forced to punt.
This time the punt was returned to the endzone by
Falcon’s Colin Nicol, however the score was brought back for
This only delayed the touchdown as Graeme MacMillan
carried the ball on an 11 yard sprint to the endzone for his second
On Tigers next drive they faired little better:
first their QB was sacked by Ross Ivison, and then a miscommunication
between the QB and running back resulted in the ball being on their
own 2 yard line.
Praise must go to the Tiger’s punter who managed
to punt the ball over the half way line to end the first half.
the first drive of the second half Glasgow were forced to punt the
ball, Falcon’s Colin Nicol picked it up at his own 5 yard
line and on a tackle breaking run he ploughed his way 75 yards for
Scott Findlay scored the extra point on a 2 yard
scamper. On their next possession Falcon’s scored for a fourth
time when Allan Harrison connected on an 18 yard pass from game
MVP David Orr. The extra point was added by Jamie Weir.
Once again Falcon’s John Minto forced Glasgow
to start deep in their own half when he tackled the kick returner
on the 15 yard line. However they were not able to gain any momentum.
Their punter did, however, force Clyde Valley to
begin their next drive from their own 2 yard line. Falcons were
undeterred by this field position and on the second play Graeme
MacMillan made it a hat-trick, for the second week on a row, when
he sprinted 73 yards to the endzone.
The extra points were kicked by Ivison. The unlucky
Tiger’s next drive ended when a fumbled the ball was recovered
by Ivison. Falcons capitalised on this error when Fraser Anderson
ran 30 yards for the TD. MacMillan added to the score on the extra
Clyde Valley’s special team scored the last
TD of the day when Gary Burns and Steven Anderson combined to tackle
the kick returner forcing him to fumble the ball. Blake Kyle scooped
up the loose ball and darted 20 yards to the endzone. The extra
point was scored by Fraser Anderson.
In two weeks time Falcon travel to Tollcross to
take on Bannerman High Wildcats. Anyone aged between 14 and 16 who
want to try American football go along to training on Wednesday,
8 p.m. at Wishaw Sports Centre