The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Holbrook Roadrunners 46-0 in a non-conference football game played in Holbrook on Friday. The win left the Bulldogs with a 2-1 record to complete the non-conference portion of their schedule. Holbrook fell to 1-1 for the season.
The Bulldogs scored on their first three possessions and enjoyed a 20-0 lead after the first quarter. Orlando Vargas capped a nine play 52-yard drive with a six-yard run. The conversion kick failed and Winslow led 6-0 with 7:01 left in the period. Michael Zaitz returned a punt 70 yards with 5:57 left and Winslow led 12-0 after another conversion kick failed. Vargas capped another nine play 64 yard drive with a two yard run and a conversion run at the 1:05 mark to complete the first quarter scoring.
Jordan Payne passed 61 yards to Carlos Quezada for the only touchdown of the second quarter with 7:07 left before intermission. Zaitz ran for the two point conversion that gave Winslow a 28-0 half-time lead.
Zaitz injured his leg shortly after that score and Quezada also left the game with an injury. Quezada is expected to play this Friday, but Zaitz will likely miss several games at least.
Sophomore defensive tackle Justin Powell got the only score of the third quarter when he rambled 15 yards with a Holbrook fumble to give Winslow a 34-0 advantage with 3:56 to go in the period.
Powell struck again with another fumble recovery and 20-yard return with 11:33 left in the contest. After the conversion pass failed, Winslow led 40-0.
Vargas scored from three yards out after a Holbrook fumble with 9:15 remaining. The conversion run failed and the 46-0 score was on the board.
Winslow had 238 yards rushing with Vargas having 161 and Zaitz 44 before leaving with an injury. The Bulldogs were only one of three passing for 61 yards. Holbrook had 34 yards rushing and 89 passing on 15 completions in 26 attempts.
The Bulldogs will open their 3A North Region schedule at Tuba City where they will meet the 2-0 Tuba City Warriors. The Warriors defeated Northwest Christian 44-0 on Sept. 3 and pounded the 4A Chinle Wildcats 51-6 on Friday.