FALCONER - Matt McCarthy rushed seven times for 139 yards and three touchdowns to lead Fredonia (2-0, 2-0) to a 42-6 Class C South football win over Falconer (0-2, 0-2), on Friday night.
"I think his first four carries he scored three touchdowns," Fredonia head coach Mike Marshall said. "He was taking advantage of his offensive lineman doing a good job and he was running hard."
The visiting Hillbillies built a 28-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
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Fredonia’s Nick Johnston kicks his sixth extra point Friday night at Falconer. The Hillbillies won, 42-6.
"I was expecting them to improve from last week," Marshall said. "And I think they've done that. Other people stepped up on the team and when you can have other people step up and break one, that's a huge advantage for us."
McCarthy scored his touchdowns on runs from 25, 55 and 39 yards. He also ran in a two-point conversion.
Cody Smith had five carries for 68 yards and a touchdown for Fredonia while quarterback Weston Ley completed 8-of-14 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. Ley also caught a touchdown pass.
"We play at a certain level no matter what happens," Marshall said. "The hardest thing to do is when you're playing certain teams, is to not play down to their level. We have to keep our team doing what they are doing."
DaShawn Jackson scored on the lone Falconer touchdown on 5-yard run.
Jacob Youngberg led the Golden Falcons' offense with 21 carries for 87 yards. He also led the defense with seven tackles.
Through two games, the Hillbillies have outscored their opponents 97-14, allowing Marshall the opportunity to get all of his players time on the field.
"It will help them to get better because of the opportunity it give our other players," Marshall said. "If they know they are getting playing time, they show up to practice eager to work and improve."