The Apalachee High School football team played well at times and in areas Friday against Flowery Branch, but the visiting Falcons seemed to be one step ahead of the Wildcats most of the night.
As a result, Flowery Branch crashed Apalachee's homecoming with a 52-28 victory. The Wildcats remain winless on the season.
After forcing AHS to punt on the game's opening possession, the Falcons marched 76 yards in nine plays for a 7-0 lead. FBHS converted two short fourth down conversions during the drive capped on a 3-yard run with 6:16 left in the opening quarter.
The Wildcats responded, however, and went on a 13-play drive covering 69 yards. Dalton Bales went the final three yards for a score with 11:50 remaining before halftime.
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