The Holbrook Roadrunners defeated the Winslow Bulldogs 25-0 in a non-conference football game played in Holbrook. The game was the season opener for both teams.
Both teams had a couple of scoring opportunities in a scoreless first half. Winslow had an apparent touchdown nullified late in the first quarter. Dub Ward intercepted a Holbrook pass and raced 36 yards to the end zone only to see the play negated by a roughing the passer penalty. The Bulldogs also failed to get off a 37-yard field goal attempt on the last play of the half when the holder couldn't handle the center snap. Holbrook had two possessions deep in Bulldog territory during the half but couldn't dent the end zone.
Winslow gambled on a fake punt after its first possession of the second half and set the Roadrunners up with a short field that resulted in the first scoring drive of the night. Holbrook needed a nine-yard, fourth down run from Josh Golightly to cash in on its opportunity. The conversion failed and Holbrook led 6-0 with 6:40 left in the third period.
The Roadrunners increased their lead with a long drive on its next possession. Tom Romo capped the 60-yard drive and the conversion gave the Roadrunners a 13-0 lead with 1:40 left in the period.
Romo scored again on a 22-yard run with 10:45 left in the game to give the Roadrunners a commanding 19-0.
The final score of the game came on Holbrook quarterback Eric Tyler's 22-yard run with 3:45 remaining in the contest.
Holbrook finished with 192 total yards to 98 for Winslow and 17 first downs to only six for the Bulldogs, only one of which came after the intermission.
Winslow will visit Chino Valley on Friday for another non-conference contest. The Cougars were 41-0 losers to Snowflake in their season opener. Holbrook will take on the Ganado Hornets, a 54-0 winner over the Chinle Wildcats.