News: First win for Falcons
Story by Pfc. Raquel Barraza
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Falcon coaches and players all cheered as the last minute ran out on the score board, and the Falcons claimed their first win of the season.
MCAS Miramar Falcons defeated the Marine Air Support Squadron 3 Blacklist at Paige Field House aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept. 18.
“I’m so excited for our first and one of many wins this season,” said Sgt. Herman Dillard Jr., a quarterback with the Falcons and St. Louis, Mo., native.
Players, both offensive and defensive, did not let the Blacklist gain a single point on the scoreboard.
“I’m proud of how hard our defense worked to keep us in the lead,” said Dillard.
The players give themselves credit on the win but know they still have much to improve on to win the championships, added Dillard.
“It was a good game but we can always do better,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. Carlice Moffett, assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and a Muskegon, Mich., native.
The Falcon’s stepped up their defense, allowing less than 50 offensive yards and kept the Blacklist offense out of the end zone.
“This game was a good win, which means we played hard but also worked on our mechanics as a team during the game,” said Moffett.
The Falcons are not strictly focusing on physical tactics to improve their chances of winning. They focus on the mental aspect as well.
“You can’t let your emotions take your focus from the game,” said Moffett “If you’re not mentally ready, then you won’t be ready physically either.”
Falcons’ team members played hard until the end of the game, and the final score showed it, added Moffett.
With a final score of 30-0, the Falcons prepare for their next game and hopefully next win on Sept. 25.