Enchantment Region preview
The Ganado Hornets continued to thoroughly dominate their opponents with a 55-7 thrashing of the Holbrook Roadrunner at Ganado on September 8. It was the second time in as many games that the 2-0 Hornets have scored over 50 points contest. The Hornets will open defense of their Enchantment Region title by entertaining the Window Rock Scouts on Friday. The Scouts (0-2) were nipped by the Alchesay Falcons on September 8 in Window Rock.
The Winslow Bulldogs evened their record at 1-1 with a 17-13 victory over the Chino Valley Cougars on September 8 in Chino Valley. The Bulldogs will be at home for the first time this season when they entertain the Pinon Eagles on Friday. Pinon has played Many Farms and Monument Valley with neither score being reported.
The Monument Valley Mustangs will visit the Greyhills Academy Knights on Friday. Monument Valley was 0-1 entering its contest with the Chinle Wildcats at Kayenta on Friday. The results of that game were not reported. Greyhills defeated 2A Rough Rock 13-0 on Thursday. The Knights opener with Red Mesa was not reported.
The Tuba City Warriors thrashed the Hopi Bruins 47-0 at Hopi on September 8 to run their record to 2-0 for the season. The Warriors will continue their non-conference schedule when they enterain the 4A Page Sand Devils on Friday. Page (1-1) was a 41-14 loser to Cedar City, Utah on September 8.
Holbrook 25 Bulldogs 0
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.
Warrior thrash Bruins, 47-0
The Tuba City Warriors ran their record to 2-0 with a 47-0 thrashing of the Hopi Bruins in a non-conference football game played at Hopi on Friday, September 8. The Warriors were better than 40 point winners for the second game in a row with the victory.
All-State candidate Josh Allen scored four touchdowns and passed for another to pace the Warrior rout. He opened the scoring with a five-yard run early in the first period to give the Warriors a 6-0 lead.
Andrew Johnson ran four yards for the second Tuba City score and a 12-0 lead that was the tally at the end of the first period. Running attempts for two-point conversions failed after each touchdown.
Allen ran 52 yards to pay dirt at the beginning of the second quarter, and Dayton Crank ran for the two-point conversion and a 20-0 Tuba City lead.
Allen then hit Tristan Kewanyama with a 21-yard scoring pass and ran for the two-point conversion to give the Warriors a 28-0 lead.
Allen’s 23-yard run and Jason Yazzie’s conversion kick gave the Warriors a 35-0 half-time lead.
Allen ran 86 yards late in the third quarter for only score of that period. The run failed and Tuba City led 41-0.
Johnson scored his second touchdown of the game on a two-yard run and the game was called under the mercy rule with Tuba City winning 47-0.
The Warriors will return home on Friday to face the 4A page Sand Devils. Page is 1-1 for the season with a victory over Monument Valley in their opener and a loss to Cedar City, Utah in their last outing.