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Gators Rebound By Defeating Falcons 26-8
- Article & photo by Ben Boehl -

The Perry Hall defense, led by (from left to right) Antoine Snyder, Ben Fowler and Steve Czapski, dominated the Overlea offense in the first half.
A pair of 0-1 football teams faced off in Overlea as the Perry Hall Gators traveled down Belair Road to face the Overlea Falcons. The Gators started off the season with a 33-7 loss to Joppatowne and the Falcons lost to City College High School 20-6 in their opening game.
The Gators wasted no time and grabbed a quick 26-0 lead before the half by scoring on their first three possessions. Since it rained and the field was muddy, Perry Hall went to their ground game in their first possession as running backs Rodney Lawson and Michael Thompson broke some key runs and set up quarterback Davonta Farrell's three-yard touchdown run. On the next possession the Gators used the big play to extend the lead to 20-0. Farrell came back with another touchdown run, but this time it was an impressive 35-yard run as he dragged a few Falcon defenders down the field. Then Farrell showed off his passing skills as he converted a fourth down pass to Robin Paguia for 30 yards. Paguia took the ball to the goal line and scored a touchdown on a 3-yard run.
Overlea finally got the Gators to punt on the next possession, but the Falcon punt returner fumbled the return and Perry Hall recovered on the Falcon 15. That set up another Paguia touchdown.
The Gator defense started off with a sack by defensive end Antoine Snyder and didn't allow a first down until the second half.
Perry Hall will get another test this week as they play host  to  powerhouse Tuscarora out of Frederick and the Falcons will play host to Parkville.
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