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Kenny Fine and Frazier Roll Over Brownsville 42-21

Written by: on Saturday, October 12th, 2019


Heading into the Friday matchup between the Commodores and Falcons, both Brownsville and Frazier couldn’t have been more opposite as far as momentum heading into the game. The Brownsville Falcons kept it close with McGuffey in week 6, only down by 1 at halftime, however gave up 25 straight points to the Highlanders in the second half. Frazier, who was predicted to improve in the 2019 season, went winless in the first half of the season (some of the games in embarrassing fashion). The Commodores were able to close out a non-conference win against Leechburg in week 6 to turn their momentum, with a last second interception by Kenny Fine to seal the deal. 

For the Falcons, the gameplan was simple. Control the trenches like they had against teams like Carmichaels and Beth Center, and dominate in the run game. Frazier’s defensive line was certainly not one to be scared of heading into the game, however for the Falcons, they couln’t have been more incorrect. 

Frazier’s defensive line and linebackers controlled a strong Brownsville offensive line and rushing attack for nearly all of the night, and Hunter Assad was under pressure for much of the game. Addison Panepinto and Robert Murphy were extremely disruptive and in the backfield, and were able to keep Brownsville backs Anthony Johnson and Daniel Grant corralled. 

The game began poorly for the Falcons, with a fumble on the opening kickoff, turning the ball over to Frazier right away. The first quarter would be defined by penalties and turnovers killing the Falcons’ chances at offensive progression, as a horsecollar penalty would extend the Commodores first drive that would eventually be put in for 6 by Kenny Fine. 

That first touchdown by Kenny Fine would begin a career night for the Commodore athlete. Following two straight TDs in the 2nd quarter from Shane McGavitt and a Fake punt TD pass from Brayden Boggs, Kenny Fine would step up once again, with a 76 yard run in for 7 to make the score 28-7 at the end of the half. 

As good as Fine was in the First half, it would only be peanuts compared to how he would play in the Second. An early pass breakup on the Falcons opening drive led to the Falcons being forced to throw the ball inside the Redzone. Kenny Fine would step up in the secondary, pick off a throw down the middle of the field, and take it all the way back for another score. 

Despite how good Frazier played in the 2nd and 3rd quarter, the Brownsville emphasis on running the ball caused the clock to run quickly, meaning the Falcons were never truly out of the game, even being down 35-7 late in the 3rd. The Falcons responded quickly following the Pick 6, scoring two quick touchdowns by Anthony Johnson (one from 61 yards and one from 7) to put the Falcons back in the game. 

With the score 35-21 late in the 4th quarter, the Commodores would have to count once again upon their defense following an onside kick. Frazier would turn away the Falcons and stop them on 3 and out, giving the ball back to the Commodores on their own 11. The next play. Almost as a cathartic ending to his fabulous game, Kenny Fine would take another one to the house. 

Takeaways: Brownsville continues to struggle, as most young teams do, to put a full game of football together. Frazier’s defensive line has drastically improved week to week and should be a threat in all of their remaining matchups if they continue their improvement. Kenny Fine, when utilized correctly, is one of the top players in the Interstate.  SO. QB Brayden Boggs, while aided by the tremendous play by Fine, has shown talent in the past two games, and if he progresses as a QB, should be a top talent in the Interstate for the next two years. 

What’s Next?: Brownsville will take on a much tougher squad on the road in Legend Davis and the Charleroi Cougars next week, a team also looking for a rebound win following a loss. Frazier will take the road, looking for their third win in a row against the Carmichaels Mighty Mikes.

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