Bulldogs build regional lead against Scouts

The Winslow Bulldogs lead the 3A North Region with a 4-0 regional record and a 4-2 season record after their 47-24 win over the Holbrook Roadrunners in their Homecoming Game in Winslow on Friday. The win gives the Bulldogs a definite advantage in the regional race and they could clinch a regional title with a win at Window Rock on Friday and a Monument Valley loss at Chinle. Winslow's only remaining regional contest is the season finale at Kayenta against Monument Valley on Oct. 29. The Bulldogs have a pair of non-regional games against Sedona Red Rock and Coconino between their two remaining 3A North Region games.

The Window Rock Scouts lost a non-regional game to the 3A East Region Round Valley Elks at Window Rock on Friday. The loss dropped their record to 4-2 for the season and 1-1 in the region. A victory over Winslow would put the Scouts very much in the regional title race but they have tough games left in the region with Monument Valley, Chinle and Ganado, all on the road.

Holbrook fell to 3-3 for the season and

2-1 in the region with their loss to Winslow but remains in good position for a second place finish and a playoff berth. The Roadrunners will host winless Tuba City on Friday. The Warriors were crushed 50-6 by Monument Valley on Friday to fall to 0-5 for the season and 0-0-3 in the region. Holbrook has regional games left with Chinle at Chinle and Ganado at Holbrook. The game at Chinle could be important for state playoff implications.

The Chinle Wildcats defeated the Ganado Hornets 34-22 at Ganado to improve to 4-2 for the season and 1-1 in the region with the 54-0 loss to Winslow. The Wildcats will host the Monument Valley Mustangs on Friday in a crucial 3A North Region contest. The Wildcats have regional games left against Holbrook at Holbrook and Window Rock at home before hosting the hapless Tuba City Warriors in their season finale. A win over Monument Valley would keep the Wildcats in the title and playoff race but a loss would probably do serious damage to their playoff hopes.

The Monument Valley Mustangs improved to 2-1 in the region and 4-2 for the season with the 42-0 trouncing of the Tuba City Warriors at Tuba City. The Mustangs have that important game at Chinle on Friday and will host both Window Rock and Winslow in what could be even more important regional games if they can win at Chinle. The Mustangs also have a non-regional game at Snowflake on Oct. 22 against the powerful 3A East Region Lobos, surprise 14-7 winners over Payson in an important regional game.

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