STOCKTON — Eventually, Atwater High ran out of mistakes as Edison was beginning to run out of players.
Edison got its first three scores Friday night as a result of Falcons miscues, but Atwater rallied for two late second-quarter touchdowns for a three-point halftime lead on the way to a 39-16 non-league win at Charles Magnasco Stadium.
"I thought Edison came out and played tough," Atwater coach Rob Valladao said. "They gave us a good game in the first half.
"We came out in the second half and quit making as many mistakes. I wish we would have played a little bit better but Edison did a good job."
The Vikings (2-3) faced a battle of attrition, suiting up just 25 to 53 for the Falcons, with six Edison players leaving the game due to injury and not returning.