CLEARFIELD -- It took less than six minutes for the Fred Fernandes era at Roy High to begin in earnest.
On its first drive of the season, the Royals went 75 yards in 10 plays to take a 7-0 lead over Clearfield.
It turned out to be all the points that it would need, as Roy beat the Falcons for the second straight year, 14-6.
It may be only one victory, but it was significant for a school that is trying to get back on track after 19 consecutive losing seasons.
"They've already bought in (to our system)," Fernandes said. "This is a different Roy team. I'm convinced of it and they proved it tonight. A lot of guys stepped up that weren't planning on playing in this game (due to injured teammates) and they made believers out of me."
Clearfield is also trying to right the ship with six straight sub-.500 seasons, however the Falcons did themselves in with nine penalties, one negating an interception and several others giving Roy a new set of downs.
After Jake Trujillo's 13-yard scamper with 6:43 to play in the first quarter, neither team could get back on the scoreboard before the half.
Late in the third quarter, with freshman quarterback Tyler Skidmore behind center, the Royals put together another long drive that started at its own 2. Skidmore was 3-for-3 for 55 yards on the drive, including a 30-yard completion to fellow freshman Nathaniel Jones. Trujillo again capped off the downfield march with a touchdown run, this time from three yards out, to make it 14-0.
With the Royals vying for their first shutout since 2004, Clearfield's Patrick Brock finally broke through the Roy defense with a 45-yard touchdown run with 7:52 to play in the game. Brock finished with 120 yards rushing on 14 carries.
The Roy offense came through again, however, milking over seven minutes off of the clock and taking it down to 39 seconds before landing a punt at the Clearfield two-yard line, causing the Falcons to run out of time.
* DAVIS 0, BRIGHTON 0 (TIE): At Salt Lake City, a scoreless tie between the Darts and Bengals was called at halftime due to a sustained power outage.
* LAYTON 28, HUNTER 0: At West Valley City, Willie Uasilaa drew first blood for the Lancers with a 1-yard touchdown plunge in the first quarter and Layton cruised to a road win.
Carlos Turner scored on a 5-yard fumble recovery in the second quarter.
Tevita Uasilaa pumped in two more touchdowns for the Lancers in the second half.