Bulldogs sting Hornets, 42-0
GANADO, Ariz. - The Winslow Bulldogs routed the Ganado Hornets in the 3A North Region opener for both teams on Friday at Ganado. The win improved Winslow's record to 3-1 for the season and 1-0 in the region. Ganado fell to 0-3 for the season and 0-1 in the region.
The Bulldogs totally dominated the game on both offense and defense, shutting out the Hornets and scoring on six of their first eight possessions. The Bulldogs had 374 yards on offense with 308 rushing and 66 passing. Ganado only had 43 yards total offense and just six rushing.
Chayse Russell scored from less than a yard out to complete a 34 yard drive on Winslow's first possession of the game. Russell finished the night with 128 yards rushing. The short field was a result of a pass interception by Tevin Renfro who ran into the end zone but had the score negated by a penalty on the return. Anthony Huerta booted eh conversion for a 7-0 lead.
The Bulldogs drove 72 yards to score on their next possession. Kraig Shirley ran the last 25 for the touchdown and the conversion increased the lead to 14. That was the score at the end of the first quarter.
Winslow had a first and goal on their third possession but Ganado held and took the ball on downs.
Shirley hit Renfro from 57 yards out the next time the Bulldogs had the ball. That was the first down of the possession and the lead was 20-0 after the conversion failed.
An interception by Bubba Cuellar gave the Bulldogs their next possession and Wendell Carter scored on a 17 yard run to increase the lead to 27-0 after the conversion was good.
Russell scored his second touchdown of the half on a 58 yard run on Winslow's next possession and the conversion increased the lead to 34-0. That was the score at the end of the first half.
After Winslow recovered a Ganado fumble on the Ganado 26 yard line, Carter scored on a 16 yard run and a two point conversion on a broken play gave the Bulldogs a 42-0 lead. With the lead in rout condition, the officials began playing the game with a running clock. The third quarter ended with Winslow still holding a commanding 42-0 lead.
The Bulldogs' second unit drove to near the Ganado goal in the closing minutes but the Hornets held again and the game ended with no score in the final period with the running clock.
Winslow will host the Chinle Wildcats on Friday in their Homecoming Game. This will be the second regional game for the Bulldogs and the first for the Wildcats who lost 67-0 to Show Low on Friday to fall to 1-3 for the season.
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