Bulldogs down Warriors
The Winslow Bulldogs stayed undefeated in the 3A North Region with a 49-6 victory over the Tuba City Warriors in Winslow on Friday. The Bulldogs improved to 7-1 for the season and 4-0 in the region with the win. Tuba City absorbed its first loss in the region and fell to 5-3 for the season and 4-1 in the region.
The Bulldogs scored on their first six possessions and picked up a safety on defense to take a commanding 37-6 half-time lead.
Mark Armao capped a 67-yard drive with a five yard run for the first score. Jeremy Husky booted the conversion for a 7-0 Winslow lead with 9:07 left in the first period. Five seconds later, the Bulldogs led 9-0 as Mario Peralto chased the Warrior return man into the end zone and tackled him for a safety.
Jordan Payne passed six yards to Johnny Butler and Winslow led 15-0 after the conversion run failed. Matt Oso set up the score with a 41 yard run.
Oso scored two touchdowns on one-yard runs on Winslow's next two possessions. Husky booted one conversion and passed to Oso for a two point conversion after the second Oso touchdown to give Winslow a 30-0 lead with 6:26 left in the half.
Carson Begay scored Tuba City's only touchdown of the night on a one yard quarterback sneak with 2:27 left until intermission. The conversion failed and Winslow led 30-6.
Armao scored on a seven yard run to complete a 62 yard drive and end the first half scoring after Husky's kick gave the Bulldogs a 37-6 half-time lead.
Payne ran 33 yards for the first score of the second half with 10:43 left in the contest. The kick failed and Winslow led 43-6.
Armao scored his third touchdown of the game on a two yard run to complete the scoring. The conversion failed and the 49-6 final score was on the board.
The Bulldogs will meet the Ganado Hornets at Ganado on Friday while Tuba City entertains the powerful Blue Ridge Yellowjackets in a non-conference contest.