Channelview Fighting Falcons defeat Eisenhower Eagles 33-21

WR Marcus Benavidez catches a pass for a 30 yard gain.
WR Marcus Benavidez catches a pass for a 30 yard gain.

The Channelview Falcons (1-1) beat the Eisenhower Eagles 33-21 behind a strong offensive showing. The Falcons’ offense seemed to be clicking on all cylinders, racking up 664 yards of total offense.

Demetrius Charles, sophomore quarterback, was impressive in his first start, throwing for 323 yards and 3 touchdowns in Friday’s win over the Eagles. Charles said, “This was my first varsity win and it was at home. Everybody was cheering and it was a great feeling.” Charles credits his preparation in practice to his strong performance on the field. He knows that in order for the Falcons to continue winning, he has to continue to improve every week.

Senior running back Alton Lott Jr. had an outstanding game on the ground totaling 215 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Lott Jr. said, “We have to stay focused and keep that mindset.” He is focused on improvement moving forward and is most concerned with winning as a team.

Isaiah Hamilton, senior defensive back/wide receiver, also put together a solid outing against Eisenhower. Hamilton said he has an advantage by playing on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Hamilton made defensive plays all over the field and caught a 5-yard touchdown right before halftime, giving the Falcons a 19-14 lead.

The Falcons never trailed after that point. The Falcons look to keep their winning streak alive as they take on the Clear Creek Wildcats on Friday at 7 pm at Ray Maddry Memorial Stadium.