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Abbotsford running back Ty Falteisek. (File photo)

Zaleski Sports

MELROSE – Abbotsford rushed for 272 yards and had touchdown runs from Ty Falteisek and Evan Schunk as it defeated Melrose-Mindoro 13-6 in a nonconference football game Saturday.

Ty Falteisek, who ran for 142 yards, had a 35-yard TD run in the first quarter and Abbotsford led 7-0.

That lead held until the third quarter when Melrose-Mindoro scored, but missed the extra point and the Falcons’ lead was 7-6.

After a pass to Brandon Diedrich set Abby up at the 1-yard line, Schunk plunged in to extend the Falcons’ lead and they held on from there.

JV Castillo added 75 yards rushing and 110 passing yards for the Falcons, who improve to 2-0.

Abbotsford opens Marawood Conference play at Marathon on Friday.

Falcons 13, Mustangs 6

Abbotsford 7 0 6 0 - 13

Melrose-Mindoro 0 0 6 0 - 6

First Quarter

A – Ty Falteisek 35 run (Fernando Perez kick).

Third Quarter

MM – 45 run (kick missed).

A – Evan Schunk 1 run (kick missed).

Team Statistics

First downs: Abbotsford 24; Melrose-Mindoro 8.

Rushing (att-yards): A 52-272; MM 23-208.

Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 6-11-110-0; MM 7-10-100-0.

Total yards: A 382; MM 308.

Fumbles lost: A 1; MM 1.

Penalties (no.-yards): A 11-67; MM 1-10.

Individual Statistics (MM incomplete)

Rushing: A, Ty Falteisek 18-142, JV Castillo 18-75, Evan Schunk 2-10, Evan Reis 8-9, not reported 6-36.

Passing: A, Castillo 6-11-110-0.

Receiving: A, Reis 1-31, Jacob Hirsch 1-12, not reported 4-67.

Records: Abbotsford 2-0; Melrose-Mindoro 0-2.

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