PERRYOPOLIS -- Kenny Fine is listed as a wide receiver in the Frazier program but the talented junior did everything but catch a pass on Friday night.
Fine rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns, threw a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a score to spark the Commodores in a 42-21 victory over visiting Brownsville.
A big-play machine, Fine's scoring runs were 20, 77 and 89 yards, his TD pass was 29 yards and his pick-six was 89 yards.
"That was probably the best game of my career," Fine said with a big smile.
Fine also had an interception return last week to go along with another TD run when the Commodores snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating Leechburg, 20-14, to give first-year coach Greg Boggs his first win.
"He's one of our captains," Boggs said of Fine. "He can do it all. He runs, he catches, he blocks very well. It's a matter of using his skills. He's a great receiver but today he was just running so well we kept feeding him the ball."
Fine's performance overshadowed a couple of strong individual efforts by the Falcons. Daniel Grant rushed for 214 yards and a touchdown and Tony Johnson added 164 yards on the ground with two scores.
Mistakes proved costly for Brownsville (1-4, 2-6) as it was hit with 13 penalties for 104 yards, many at inopportune times. Frazier (1-4, 2-6) was flagged just once for five yards.
Falcons coach Scott Fichter sees a pattern that he's been trying to change with his team.
"I think we've been consistent from that standpoint of we've hurt ourselves with penalties," Fichter said. "Penalties and mistakes."
One mistake foiled a golden opportunity for Brownsville on its first possession after it recovered a loose ball on the opening kickoff. The Falcons drove deep into Frazier territory but a fumble was recovered by the Commodores' Shane McGavitt as the 12.
Frazier responded with an 88-yard touchdown drive capped by Fine's 20-yard burst up the middle to take a 6-0 lead.
The Commodores went up 14-0 early in the second quarter when McGavitt scored from 20 yards out on a shovel pass from quarterback Brayden Boggs and Noah Phillips ran in the two-point conversion.
A botched punt attempt gave Frazier another opportunity deep in Brownsville territory and it cashed in on a fourth-and-16 pass from Fine to Jonathan Kubitza for a 29-yard touchdown with 5:55 left in the half. Tristan Scott kicked the first of his four extra points to make it 21-0.
"We were just going for a trick play," Fine said. "I just threw it to a spot and I knew he'd make the play."
Grant got the Falcons on the board with a 41-yard touchdown run with 3:08 left in the half and Thomas Ruffcorn tacked on the first of his three extra-point kicks to pull the visitors within 21-7.
Just when Brownsville thought it was back in the game, Fine struck again, breaking tackles and shaking free for a 77-yard touchdown run on the next play from scrimmage to give Frazier a 28-7 halftime advantage.
The Falcons took the second-half kickoff and marched to the Frazier 26 before Hunter Assad's pass was picked off by Fine at the 11 and returned 89 yards down the sideline for a touchdown to make it 35-7.
Facing long odds, Brownsville kept battling and got within 35-21 on a pair of Johnson touchdown runs, a 61-yard burst with 4:10 left in the third quarter and a 7-yard run with 8:31 remaining in the game four plays after the Falcons' Leonard Harris recovered a fumble.
Fichter then called for an onside kick and the Falcons recovered but Colton Arison's fourth-down interception at the Frazier 18 halted the threat, and Fine broke free down the left sideline for a game-clinching 89-yard TD jaunt with 5:03 left.
"The play was originally to the right and the hole wasn't there," Fine said of his final touchdown. "I looked to my left and my boys just made a big hole for me, and all speed from there."
Even Fichter had to tip his cap to Fine.
"Kenny's awesome," he said. "We knew that coming in from last year and seeing him during the summer and watching the film. I even told him after the game anything he needs help-wise for college, let me know because he's a good player."
Brownsville out-gained Frazier, 316-284, but couldn't overcome its many miscues.
"This Brownsville team has a lot of great play-makers," Boggs said. "When you watch them on film there was a lot to worry about. I thought our defense did a nice job. We didn't put a zero up there but it was a matter of trying to contain them as best we could."
Fichter lauded Grant for his stellar game.
"Danny has the heart of a champion," Fichter said. "That kid works so hard. He hadn't missed a practice all summer, hadn't missed a practice ever. He's a wonderful kid to coach."
Coach Boggs and Fine both agreed that last week's victory had a carry-over effect into Friday's game.
"There was a lot of momentum," Fine said. "You could tell everybody was more energized."
"You start building confidence," Boggs said. "You start coming together even more as a team and the kids start believing in the system and start believing in each other a little bit more and buying into the program."
Boggs said after the game he told his players, "Let's keep going, let's look to the next one."
Frazier goes to Carmichaels next week.
While the Commodores sport a youthful roster, Boggs commended his seniors after the game.
"We had four (McGavitt, Cole Davis, Ryan Power and Robert Murphy, who was named homecoming king along with queen Briana Broadwater) here tonight that were involved in the homecoming activities, and to bring them a win was really special," Boggs said.
Fichter tried to turn the frustrating loss into a life lesson for his squad by pointing out the importance of giving a full effort at all times.
"You can't play a quarter, you can't play a half, you have to give it your all every play," Fichter said. "Know that you're going to get beat a play and you might win a play but always give it your all."
Frazier 6-22-7-7 -- 42
Brownsville 0-7-7-7 -- 21
F: Kenny Fine 20 run (kick failed), 4:25
F: Shane McGavitt 20 pass from Brayden Boggs (Noah Phillips run), 10:44
F: Jonathan Kubitza 29 pass from Kenny Fine (Tristan Scott kick), 5:55
B: Daniel Grant 41 run (Thomas Ruffcorn kick), 3:08
F: Kenny Fine 77 run (Tristan Scott kick), 2:50
F: Kenny Fine 89 interception return (Tristan Scott kick), 7:48
B: Tony Johnson 61 run (Thomas Ruffcorn kick), 4:10
B: Tony Johnson 7 run (Thomas Ruffcorn kick), 8:31
F: Kenny Fine 89 run (Tristan Scott kick), 5:03
Records: Brownsville (1-4, 2-6), Frazier (1-4, 2-6).