The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Monument Valley Mustangs 42-8 in an Enchantment Region football game played at Winslow on Friday. The victory coupled with Tuba City’s 24-17 loss to Holbrook, left the Bulldogs in sole possession of first place in the region with a 4-0 regional record. Winslow is 4-2 for the season. The Mustangs fell to 1-3 in the region and 1-5 for the season.
Dustin Taylor ran 47 yards to score for Winslow on their second play from scrimmage. Brandon Nazario converted for a quick 7-0 Bulldog lead.
Monument Valley fumbled on its first possession and Steven Martinez made them pay immediately with a 42-yard scoring pass to Arthur Brito. Nazario’s conversion gave Winslow a 14-0 lead.
The Mustangs got back into the game on a 42-yard T. J. Yellowhair to Colby Gilmore aerial. Yellowhair ran for the two-point conversion that cut the Winslow lead to 14-8, which was the score at the end of the first quarter.
Nolan Horn scored on a one-yard run with 7:10 left until intermission and Nazario converted for a 21-8 Winslow lead. The score climaxed a time-consuming 74-yard drive by the Bulldogs.
Martinez ran 53 yards late in the second quarter for the final score of the first half. Nazario’s conversion gave the Bulldogs a 28-8 half-time lead.
After a scoreless third quarter, Martinez ran 93 yards on third and long to put the game on ice. The conversion gave Winslow a commanding 42-8 lead.
Winslow had a first and goal inside the Mustang five-yard line with approximately two minutes to play, but elected to mercifully run out the clock instead of trying to score.
The Bulldogs will meet the Hopi Bruins at Polacca on Friday, Oct. 12. The Bruins game with Window Rock had not been reported at press time. Hopi was 1-3 for the season and 0-3 in the region entering that contest.