Quarterback Dante Mayes threw four touchdowns and passed for 225 yards to lead the Falcons to their first BVAL victory of the season over the host Panthers.

Freedom (6-1, 1-1 BVAL) scored on their first four possessions, built a 28-0 lead less than two minutes into the second half, and never looked back.

The visitors scored their first two touchdowns on long, grinding drives (12 and 11 plays), then shifted gears with two quick strike scores (three and four plays) before Antioch had a chance to catch its breath.

Wide receiver Stephen Rodriguez (four catches for 92 yards) caught two touchdowns, both from 26 yards out, and ran in the game's final points from a yard out. Nenwon Gbilia caught two passes for 66 yards, including the game's opening 21-yard touchdown and kicked six extra points.

Wide receiver Josh Oseguera led the Panthers (5-2, 0-2) with eight catches for 75 yards and scored his team's touchdown on a 16-yard reception from quarterback Troy Amate. Amate completed 16 passes for 176 yards.

Freedom 42, Antioch 6

Freedom          7          14          7          14--          42

Antioch          0          0          6          0--          6

F -- Gbilia 21 pass from Mayes (Gbilia kick)


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F -- Daniels 5 pass from Mayes (Gbilia kick)

F -- Rodriguez 26 pass from Mayes (Gbilia kick)

F -- Mixon 6 run (Gbilia kick)

A -- Oseguera 16 pass from Amate (kick failed)

F -- Rodriguez 26 pass from Mayes (Gbilia kick)

F -- Rodriguez 1 run (Gbilia kick)

Rushing: F -- Mixon 15-53, Daniels 8-38, Mayes 2-19, Macahilig 2-15, Jackson 4-14, Rodriguez 2-7, Sheppard 1-4, Perez 1-4. Totals 35-154. A -- Hamilton 5-28, Karnthong 5-24, Robinson 6-9, Crofitt 1-2, Robertson 1-2, Amate 5-(-30). Totals 23-35. Passing: F -- Mayes 10-15-1 225. A -- Amate 16-29-2 176. Receiving: F -- Rodriguez 4-92, Daniels 3-52, Gbilia 2-66, Saude 1-15. A -- Oseguera 8-75, Bittle 5-69, Crofitt 2-24, Robinson 1-8. Fumbles/lost: Freedom 1/0. Antioch 1/0. Records: Freedom 6-1, 1-1 BVAL; Antioch 5-2, 0-2.