“We just have to work on it,” said the Falcons’ first-year head coach after his team dropped to 0-2. “We can’t continue to take two steps forward and three steps back.”
Macon promises his unit will be on the field 30 minutes before kickoff next week to work on the center-quarterback exchange, which is mostly shotgun in the Falcons’ spread offense that moved the ball against the Bears (1-1) despite not finding the end zone.
Miscues and loose balls plagued Pebblebrook and led to both of Mountain View’s touchdowns — the first, which came midway through the first quarter on a play foreseen by the Bears.
“Our special teams coach thought we could get one,” said Mountain View coach Doug Giaccone, who avoided a Gatorade shower after his first career win at Mountain View Community Stadium. “He turned out to be a prophet for us.”
A bad snap and a slow reaction allowed Mountain View to converge and block the kick. KC Mayne picked up the loose ball and ran 20 yards for the game’s first touchdown.
“We gave them a cheap touchdown on the punt,” Macon said. “We had a player not on the field and we snapped the ball anyway. We should have called timeout. I have to take responsibility for that one.”
There’s wasn’t much he could have done about the second score, a 24-yard run by Bears’ senior Marvin Elam after a Pebblebrook fumble.
“The defense played well last week (as well),” Macon said. “They only made one or two
“I told them at halftime, if this is the case and until our offense gets ready, the defense will have to score points.”
They nearly did in the third quarter when junior Jarrett Sharp broke on an errant pass from Mountain View’s Andre Joseph for an interception.
The Falcons started with good field position for the first time in the game, but quickly went in reverse when a chop block penalty forced another punt.
In the closing moments, another bad snap led to having to kick a 34-yard field goal by Eric Mendez for Pebblebrook’s first points of the year.
“We have to get our offense rolling,” said Macon. “We have some players that can play, but we just have to work harder.
“Three points in two games. That’s not good enough.”