The Foothill High School Falcons walloped the Dons from Amador Valley High School Thursday night 21-7 with two fourth-quarter touchdowns on the Foothill field.
A packed stadium on a cool, clear night cheered and gasped as the cross-town rivals battled it out. Foothill led Amador Valley 7-0 at half-time, but the Dons quickly came back to tie the game. That was the score--7-7--at the start of the fourth quarter with the Dons driving toward a tie-breaking goal only to fail to make enough yardage for a field goal.
A fourth-down punt gave Foothill the ball at its own 13 yard line, setting the Falcons on a march down the field that gave quarterback Tommy Paulson a chance to connect with two passes and a touchdown.
Paulson connected again late in the game, giving Foothill the game-ending 21-7 lead over Amador Valley.