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Dacula 34, Meadowcreek 8

NORCROSS -- Playoff-bound Dacula finished its regular season of Region 8-AAAAA action Friday with a resounding 34-8 whipping of winless Meadowcreek.

The powerful Falcon defense had held opponents to 19 straight quarters without a touchdown until Meadowcreek's Trey Spann tossed a 27-yard TD pass to LaVon Hooks midway through the final period.

"I didn't really know what to expect tonight, but our kids played real hard," Dacula head coach Kevin Maloof said.

Maloof said he thought his two-quarterback system of Andy Agudelo and Rocky Capobianco worked well tonight, adding that Jake Brown had some good catches, including a spectacular 33-yarder from Agudelo to set up a Dacula touchdown in the second period.

Darien Lane, Taylor Roberts, and Aashad Holloway carried the running game for the Falcons with Lane scoring two touchdowns, Roberts and Holloway each scored one.

The Falcons led 27-0 at halftime and began to play some of their reserves.

Capobianco made a spectacular 34-yard TD dash around left end in the first quarter for the Falcons' first touchdown, after faking a handoff to Roberts, capping a 67-yard drive. It wasn't long before Dacula was knocking on the door again after Baiyembi Abange recovered a Mustang fumble on the Meadowcreek nine. But the Mustangs' defense stopped them cold.

On its next possession, Dacula did hit find the end zone as Lane crossed over from the Mustang 30 making it 14-0. Roberts scampered over from the Mustang 24 with only five seconds left, ending the scoring in the first quarter, as Dacula tallied 131 yards total offense.

Following a 29-yard failed field goal by Dacula kicker Chase Loyd, the Falcons got the ball back and Holloway raced in for a 13-yard score with 1:33 remaining in the second period.

Lane ended the Falcon scoring in the third quarter when he plunged to paydirt from 3 yards out.

The Falcons, finishing the regular season at 7-3 overall and 6-2 in the region, will head to Woodstock Friday as the No. 3 seed in the first round of the state playoffs.

"We'll put together a plan this week and be ready for Friday night," Maloof said.