Winslow Bulldogs reign in Monument Valley Mustangs for 61-20 win

Bulldogs take on Ganado Hornets Friday before games against Chinle and Page, looking to keep playoff hopes alive

Winslow Bulldog C.J. Chacon weaves through Monument Valley players during Winslow’s 61-20 win against the Monument Valley Mustangs Oct. 10 in Winslow. Photo/Todd Roth

Winslow Bulldog C.J. Chacon weaves through Monument Valley players during Winslow’s 61-20 win against the Monument Valley Mustangs Oct. 10 in Winslow. Photo/Todd Roth

WINSLOW, Ariz. - The Winslow Bulldogs defeated the Monument Valley Mustangs 61-20 in Winslow Oct. 10. The win improved Winslow's record to 4-3 for the season and dropped Monument Valley to 3-4.

The game was never in doubt because Winslow dominated the Mustangs from the opening kickoff to the final buzzer.

The Bulldogs scored in the first minute of the game on a 52-yard run by Akkeem Foster. The conversion by Nick Marquez gave Winslow a 7-0 lead.

The next time Winslow had the ball they scored on a 29-yard pass from Rey Chavez-Velez to C. J. Chacon. The conversion gave the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead halfway through the first period.

Foster scored his second touchdown of the game on a 26-yard pass from Chavez-Velez. Winslow ran for the two point conversion but was stopped short and led 20-0 at the end of the quarter.

Foster scored his third touchdown early in the second quarter on a 67-yard punt return. Marquez booted the conversion for a 27-0 Bulldog lead. The next time the Mustangs punted Chacon returned the ball 54 yards for his second touchdown of the game. Marquez converted and increased the Winslow lead to 34-0 with most of the period left to play.

Monument Valley got on the scoreboard with just more than a minute left in the half on a 44 -yard pass from Joshua Young to Irwin Holiday. The conversion run failed and Winslow led 34-6 at the half.

Chavez Velez passed 10 yards to Marquez for a touchdown midway through the third quarter. Marquez then converted to increase the Winslow lead to 41-6.

Chavez Velez hit Darrien "Peanut" Brown on a 24-yard pass and Marquez converted to give the Bulldogs a commanding 48-6 advantage nearing the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter started with Monument Valley inside the Winslow 10-yard line.

Joshua Young scored on a one yard quarterback sneak with still more than 11 minutes left to play. The two point conversion attempt failed and Winslow's lead was cut to 48-12.

Chacon scored again on a 50-yard run with still more than 10 minutes left to play. Marquez converted to increase the lead to 55-12 for Winslow. Foster intercepted a Mustang pass and raced 40 yards to score. The conversion failed but Winslow had a commanding 61-12 lead.  

Monument Valley scored on a four yard run by Rivers Jones and Jerron Bitloy ran for the two point conversion that cut the Winslow lead to 61-20. That proved to be the final score.

The Bulldogs will play the Ganado Hornets on Friday in Ganado. The Bulldogs need to continue winning to ensure a favorable playoff berth. Winslow are favored to defeat Ganado and Chinle on the road and Page at home to end the regular season.

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