The first quarter exhibited a quick, ferocious and powerful Trailblazers team on both sides of the ball, but the second quarter would tell a different story.
A rough night for Clark brought on by solid Grizzlies (4-3) defense only allowed one score and a 2-pt conversion.
The Desert Shields came out a little battered but far from cracked against the Warriors Thursday night.
The Bulldogs made quick work of the Mountain Lions downing them in a three-game match. They improved to 17-10 with just two conference losses, while Sierra Vista fell to 14-11 (4-3 in conference play).
Two second period goals helped override a one goal lead Faith Lutheran had been holding onto in the first. The boots of Centennial sophomore Quincy Bonds made magic happen getting two past the Crusaders’s goalkeeper.
The Mustangs went to Centennial, jotted onto Leavitt Field, and did what Mustangs do best. They went wild and ran around freely against the Bulldog’s defense. Shadow Ridge won a decisive 37-7 victory only allowing a score in the last few minutes of the game.
The Crusaders claimed a homecoming victory over 3-2 Cimarron-Memorial in front of hundreds of fans decked out in maroon and gear promoting a message of strength and unity throughout Vegas and Nevada. The 58-37 declaration was important for a number of reasons. First, it pushes the team closer to a playoff bid after a very tumultuous thus season. Two, during homecoming a win like this in sleek, new jerseys is good for the morale of fans and supporters as well as the team going into a tough away game next week.
Shadow Ridge scored three to bring home a victory and improve to a 7-5-1 record against the Aggies (3-9-3) who ran lukewarm much of the game.
It wasn’t a terribly difficult night for the champs. The Aggies (10-10) fell by double digits in all three games, and couldn’t capture a double-digit score in two of those.
Durango’s home match against Palo Verde came down to the wire. The five-game exhibition ended in a 15-6 sudden-death win for the Blazers sending them to an impressive 18-9 and keeping them undefeated in conference play (6-0). The Panthers fell to 15-13 (4-2, conf.).