Falcons fall 22-14 to No. 5 Knights

MISHAWAKA — Teshon Sanders made quite a first impression on the John Glenn High football team Friday night.
Starting in the backfield for the first time this season, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound Sanders had 10 carries for 82 yards and two touchdowns, helping No. 2 Mishawaka Marian post a 22-14 win over Glenn in Class 3A Sectional 17 semifinal action at Otolski Field.
Sanders had a 10-yard scamper in the second quarter to put the Knights (9-2) on top 15-14 at halftime. Then in the closing minute of regulation, the senior rambled 20 yards into the end zone to seal the victory and put Marian into next Friday’s sectional final against rival South Bend St. Joseph’s (9-2), a 35-15 winner over Culver Military.
“Teshone’s a power kid who hurt his turned his ankle on his first carry against (S.B.) Washington (on Sept. 16) and after that just wasn’t up to speed,” said Marian coach Reggie Glon. “We decided to rest him until we thought he was ready to go at it full force. I think he showed tonight he’s back.
“He did a tremendous job. He’s a great kid who has worked hard in the classroom and overcome some obstacles to to get to this point. I’m just so proud of Terone and what he’s been able to accomplish.”
Two interceptions, including a pick with 4:52 left in the fourth quarter, proved costly for the Falcons, who bow out at 8-3.