CLEARFIELD — The Falcons remain perfect from a lofty perch in their new nest.
For the second week in a row Clearfield protected its new home sports turf with a 21-6 non-league beat down, this time over a sloppy Bonneville team Friday.
“Our guys are excited and want to keep our field untainted by a loss,” said Clearfield coach Will Hawes. “We have a new principal, a new attitude, a new image with this field, a studentbody that is excited about winning and if we continue to play like tonight we can do it.”
Bonneville turned the ball over six times in the second half and the Falcons took advantage of the first three early in the third quarter.
In a one minute, 18 second stretch, Clearfield scored three touchdowns, two coming on the defensive side of the ball.
After Jordan Newby hauled in a 19 yard strike from quarterback Stockton Larsen to get the Falcons on the board, Josh Hawes took a 20 yard fumble recovery to the house with only 18 ticks elapsed.
One minute later, Elijah Toa rolled in the end zone from a yard out on yet another errant hand off to complete the improbable turn of events.
“You never can tell what is going to happen. We coach sudden change,” Hawes said. “Teams get caught off guard and we have to be prepared for anything.”
“It can happen fast and we want to continue to play fast and be sure to compete on every play; to come prepared to make a play,” Hawes added.
“We tell the defense and special teams they have got to score; defense keeps us in the game and coach (Anthony) Johnson has us prepared to play every game, one play at a time,” Hawes said.
Bonneville, which continued its on-again, off-again streak of alternating wins and losses over the first four games of the year, actually led at halftime on an eight-yard run by Andrew Croyle, but that was all the offense the Lakers could muster.
Clearfield will try to continue its high-wire act with a third consecutive home game next week in the region opener against Highland.