It was Friday the 13th, complete with a full moon. The only thing scarier was the Huffman Falcons’ spellbinding performance over the Worthing Colts. The 50-8 win moved Huffman to a perfect 3-0 in 2019.
The Falcons started slow on Friday night but by the time the halftime homecoming celebration was in full swing, Huffman was firmly in control by a score of 29-2. Senior running back A.J. San Miguel did most of his damage in three quarters of action, amassing more than 150 yards on the ground and five touchdowns.
With his five scores, San Miguel set the individual school record for most rushing touchdowns in a game. The effort earned him a Player of the Week nomination.
Backup running back Justin O’Neal picked up a rushing touchdown late in the contest to give Huffman six scores on the ground.
The six rushing touchdowns broke the school record for most rushing touchdowns in a game originally set Oct. 22, 2010 against Cleveland and matched on Nov. 11, 2010 against Silsbee. It was the best individual effort in school history.
They didn’t need a lot from senior quarterback Justin Shively, who threw just one scoring strike on the night. His 23-yard toss over the middle gave Huffman its commanding 29-2 halftime lead.
The defense got in on the first half, scoring as Chase Padgett secured a safety for the Falcons in an effort that saw Worthing gain just 8 yards of offense in the first two minutes of play.
“It’s nice to be 3-0,” said Falcons Head Coach Mike McEachern following the win. “We still have a lot of work to do and have yet to play our best football.”
With the win, the Falcons improve to 6-0 all-time versus Worthing.
The week before, the Falcons took out Houston Fulshear 42-7 on the strength of Shively’s strong passing performance, hitting four different receivers for 50 plus yards each.
The Falcons 3-0 start is their best since they began the 2014-2015 Season 8-0 behind quarterback Cody Gaitan and running back Cesar Marroquin.