DUNEDIN — In a defensive battle marred by penalties, Tramaine Batten's 40-yard touchdown lifted Dunedin (1-2, 1-1) to its first victory of 2012, 14-6 over Blake (1-2, 0-2).
Batten finished with 114 of the Falcons' 181 rushing yards and a touchdown. Fellow running back Stancio Howard had 35 yards on just four rushes and the Falcons' first touchdown. Quarterback Mack Benson was 6-for-7 for 67 yards with no interceptions.
Defensively, the Falcons were outstanding, as Briggs Noun, Austin Ladd and Dylan Gilroy accounted for two sacks and a forced fumble. Ladd contributed offensively with a two-point conversion run.
"I'm happy we got our first win of the season," Falcons coach Max Smith said. "Last week, after a good showing against Robinson, I challenged the defense to keep working at getting better, and they responded."
Lauren Burg, Times correspondent