Friends football coach Monty Lewis couldn't find many weaknesses in his team's 60-28 victory over Bethany at Adair-Austin Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The 60-point effort was the No. 22 Falcons' best offensive performance of the season.
"We are getting closer to that complete game, if we just controlled the turnover factor (two interceptions, one lost fumble)," Lewis said. "Certainly with it being a rival with Bethany, it's always pretty sweet to have that kind of score, to have that kind of day."
Friends put up monster numbers led by quarterback Jayme Bristow, who rushed for 91 yards and threw for 113.
"He played an outstanding game," Lewis said. "He can beat you with his arm and his feet."
Down by six, Bristow led the Falcons on their opening drive that was capped by Jeran Trotter's 3-yard touchdown run.
Trotter picked up the second of his three touchdowns from five yards on the following drive after a Bethany fumble to put Friends up 14-6.
Friends opened up the second quarter with a 34-yard touchdown pass from Bristow to Mike Hyde.
Bethany tried to kill the Falcons' momentum with an 11-yard touchdown run from running back Junior Allen to cut the lead to eight points.
Friends regained control after a Ross Brittain interception, which turned into a 1-yard touchdown run from Bristow in the closing minutes of the first half that made it 28-13.
"They weren't really accounting for the quarterback today and we knew that coming in," Bristow said. "You add (Trotter) and we have two running threats in the backfield."
Trotter had an 80-yard touchdown run to open up the second half. He finished with 143 yards on 20 carries.
"We felt like he did a little too much dancing last week instead of being north and south," Lewis said of Trotter. "It was more about north and south this week. He has that game-changing speed and that's irreplaceable."
Bethany picked up 396 yards on the day, 275 passing, but struggled to turn the opportunities into points. The Swedes struggled on special teams and had nine penalties for 60 yards.
"With the wind, field position played a big role in the score. We made way too many silly mistakes. Too many penalties," Bethany coach Jamie Cruce said. "We can't win when you false start about every third play or hold too often. We shot ourselves in the foot. "
Bethany (4-3, 3-3) 6 7 7 8 — 28 Friends (6-1, 5-1) 14 14 15 17 — 60
B—Anderson 18 pass from House (kick failed)
F—Trotter 3 run (Berner kick)
F—Trotter 5 run (Berner kick)
F—Hyde 34 pass from Bristow (Berner kick)
B—Allen 11 run (Fambrough kick)
F—Bristow 1 run (Berner kick)
F—Trotter 80 run (Berner kick)
B—Allen 20 run (Fambrough kick)
F—Kontz interception 17 return (Womack pass from Bristow)
B—Anderson 32 pass from House (Martino pass from Bristow)
F—Benning 22 run (Berner kick)
F—Humerickhouse 6 pass from Bristow (Berner kick)
B—Berner 30 FG
Rushing—Bethany, Allen 27-133, Pines 2-5, House 2-(-5), Waggoner 2-(-5). Friends, Bristow 16-91, Trotter 20-143, Jones 3-36, Benning 6-32.
Passing—Bethany, House 13-31-233-2, Waggoner 3-5-42. Friends, Bristow 9-21-113-2, Hyde 0-1-0-0.
Receiving—Bethany, Anderson 8-164, Martino 4-74, Margres 3-29, Garza 1-7. Friends, Hyde 4-64, Dandridge 1-17, Womack 1-14, Butts 1-8.