Dacula rushes for 483 yards in win over Berkmar

LILBURN -- Dacula has been on a roll this season.

Friday night was no different as the Falcons rolled up 576 yards of offense, 483 on the ground, en route to a 50-6 win over Berkmar.

The Falcons scored early and often, getting 219 yards rushing in the first half by Rocky Capobianco, to propel them to the win.

"It's a good win for us," said Dacula head coach Jared Zito. "I'm proud of our guys for staying focused when they could have easily lost it."

Capobianco was the feature back on the first drive, taking three carries for 55 yards, with the touchdown coming from three yards out.

After a punt by Berkmar, Capobianco rushed for 44 yards on the first two plays before quarterback Brandon Goodson found Marcus Cox open down the middle for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Berkmar looked to be driving on its next drive, getting down to the Dacula 30-yard line, but a fourth-down play stalled one yard short to give the Falcons the ball back. And, Dacula (6-3, 6-1 region) made sure that Berkmar paid for not converting as they took six plays, all rushing, to score when Cox hit paydirt from the 5-yard line. The extra point gave the Falcons a 21-0 lead with 1:37 to go in the first quarter.

Dacula looked to get into the end zone again early in the second quarter, but a fumble at the 1-yard line turned the ball over to the Patriots (1-8, 0-7).

After no gain on the first play, quarterback Deion Perry found Dorren Miller open on the left side as he caught the ball on the 32-yard line, and raced the other 68 yards for a 99-yard touchdown reception, tying a Gwinnett County record.

However, the Falcons answered on their next drive as they drove 78 yards in seven plays with Capobianco scoring from 11-yards out. Capobianco also scored on a rush for the two-point conversion to give the Falcons a 29-6 lead.

A safety near the end of the first half gave Dacula a 31-6 halftime lead.

"You have to treat every game in this region for what it is," Zito said. "Each game counts the same."

In the second half, the Falcons continued to roll, scoring on their first two drives as Alex Armah caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Capobianco, and a four-yard score by Zentavias Cobb.

And, if that wasn't enough, with 1:04 left in the third quarter the sprinklers came on sending both teams to the sidelines for a 10-minute delay.

After the delay, the fourth quarter saw a running clock with only one touchdown, this time by Dacula's Aaron Grove on a 27-yard rush.

Capobianco finished the game with 271 yards on the ground, while Goodson was 6-for-10 for 91 yards.

For Berkmar, Miller had five catches for 128 yards, while Perry had 162 yards passing.