The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Greyhills Knights 38-6 in a 3A North Region football game played in Winslow on Friday. The contest was Winslow's Homecoming Game and the Bulldogs treated returning alumni to their sixth straight win, improving their season record to 6-0 and their regional record to 3-0.
The Bulldogs established their dominance in the first quarter, scoring the first five times they touched the ball and establishing a 35-0 lead. After that, Winslow toyed with the Knights, running out of bounds intentionally and attempting three field goals, one of which was good.
Justin Powell drew first blood with a 30 yard run. Stacey Berg converted for a 7-0 lead with 9:28 left in the first period. Mark Armao scored on a 46 yard punt return with 7:32 left and Berg's conversion made the lead 14-0. Efran Kinlecheenie ran 36 yards with three minutes left in the quarter. After the conversion failed, Winslow led 20-0.
Just 10 seconds later, Armao scored again on a 16 yard run with a recovered fumble. Berg converted for a 27-0 lead. Devon Greer scored another defensive touchdown when he fell on a blocked punt in the end zone with just 38 seconds left in the quarter. Matt Smith ran for the two point conversion that completed the first quarter scoring with Winslow leading 35-0.
The second period saw the Bulldogs satisfied to run the clock. Berg missed a long 40 yard field goal attempt on second down. The first half ended with Winslow comfortably ahead 35-0.
Berg's 19-yard field goal was the only score of the third quarter. The kick came one play after Powell picked up a Greyhills' fumble and intentional ran out of bound at the four yard line. Winslow led 38-0 after three periods.
Greyhills finally scored with 8:44 left in the game on a 28 yard pass from Jonathan Boone to Jasper Begay. The conversion run failed and the 38-6 final score was on the board.
Winslow gave Berg one more shot at a field goal from a virtually impossible 57 yards out. That kick came on first down.
The Bulldogs figure to meet their most difficult challenge of the regular season on Friday when they meet the Round Valley Elks in Eagar. The Elks are coming off a huge 24-10 win over the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets that improved their record to 6-0 and put them in control of the tough 3A East Region.