Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Thu, June 04

Winslow 52 Hopi 0

The Winslow Bulldogs rolled over the Hopi Bruins 52-0 in the 3A North Region opener for both teams in Winslow on Friday. The victory improved Winslow's record to 1-0 in the region and 3-1 for the season. Hopi fell to 0-1 in the region and 2-2 for the season.

The rout started with the opening kick-off which Darius Thomas returned 80 yards for a touchdown. The conversion kick was blocked and Winslow led 6-0.

Matt Oso ran 14 yards on Winslow's next possession to cap a short drive. Kyle Holland converted for a 13-0 Winslow lead.

Nick Anderson, Mark Armao and others swarmed the Hopi quarterback in the end zone for a safety that gave the Bulldogs a 15-0 lead.

Moments later, Mario Peralto scored on a 17 yard run to cap a 47 yard drive and give Winslow a 22-0 lead following Holland's conversion kick.

Mark Armao ended the first period scoring with a 21 yard run. Holland converted and the Bulldogs led 29-0 after the first quarter.

The first score of the second period also belonged to Armao on a 26 yard run. The conversion gave Winslow a 36-0 lead with 5:16 left until intermission.

The final score of the first half came with just two seconds on the clock on a 29 yard pass from Tim Merritt to Jordan Payne. The conversion was good and Winslow took a 43-0 lead to the locker room.

Winslow practiced its field goal game in the second half. Holland kicked a 36 yard three-pointer with 8:38 left in the third quarter for a 46-0 lead.

A long 40 yard field goal by Holland increased the lead to 49-0 with 2:48 still left in the period.

Holland hit from 45 yards out with 25 seconds left in the third quarter to end the scoring and put the Bulldogs in front 52-0. The three field goals in a quarter may well be a Winslow High School record.

The Bulldogs did try two field goals from over 50 yards out, but eschewed closer attempts, punting the ball from inside the Bruin 30 on one occasion.

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