When the lights came on last Friday night, the Falcons came to play. After a stumble out of the gate offensively, and allowing East to score a quick touchdown, the Falcons didn’t look back. The offense and defense alike were executing their game plan well. But one player in particular stood out.
Nobody quite put the fear in the Eagle offense like senior Kyle Porter did on Friday. Porter’s impressive stat line included two sacks, two hurries, 11 tackles, and four tackles for loss. Porter was in on every play and it wasn’t hard to notice.
“I really felt like we played well. It wasn’t an individual effort. We were firing on all cylinders,” Porter said.
Porters’ presence wasn’t only felt one side of the ball. He did an excellent job of opening up running lanes for the backs, and even had a touchdown catch.
“We really play as a team. Me and the other guys aren’t worried about stats. All that matters is that we win,” Porter said.
The season is still young, and Porter knows there is still work to be done.
“We were sloppy on our third down conversions, and that’s something we really need to work on,” Porter said. “We just need to sharpen up in some places, and we have the potential to be really good.”
The Falcons lost 31 to 6 against North Buncombe last Friday, and will take on TC Roberson September 21. West is 2-2 on the year, and 0-1 in the conference.
By: Wyatt Hughes, Sports Editor