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The Prescott Badgers knew they had to get the bad taste of last weeks loss to Flagstaff out of their mouths. By the end of the first quarter all was forgotten. The Badgers scored early and often in a 55-0 route over visiting Mohave Thunderbirds.

Mohave received the ball first but was forced to punt giving the Badgers their first opportunity. New quarterback Wil Kepner, on only his second pass, hit Kaine Bayze, who bolted down the near sideline for 67 yards and the first of his four first half touchdowns. Christian Fernandez added what would be the first of his many attempts making it 7-0, with 8:15 to go in the opening quarter.

The Thunderbird offense struggled the whole game, thanks to a tenacious Badgers defense, only making it across midfield twice. Running back Kyler White, was their offense, gaining 103 yards on 18 carries, with 55 of those yards coming on one carry.

Quarterback Dawson Rickets lived in fear of the Badger “D’ and was unable to do much of anything. The defensive line was in his backfield as much as his own running backs. At the end of the third quarter, the passing game still had negative yardage.

Meanwhile, the Badgers offense was running on all cylinders. Bayze capped off his night with two more first quarter touchdowns on runs from 24 and 20 yards. His fourth and final TD came in the second quarter on a 54 yard blast. Kepner, who finished 5-8, 98 yards, threw his second touchdown pass to Anthony Laureson from 19 yards out. When the dust settled for halftime, the Badgers led 42-0.

Prescott added two more touchdowns in the third quarter. Luke Roberts caught a 25 yard pass from Quenten Benner, increasing the score to 48-0.

Benner called his own number and weaved his way through the Thunderbird defense for a 57 yard touchdown run, making it 55-0.

The Badgers picked off three passes tonight. One each, by Norm Peterson, Chris Parker, and Ernie Roselle. This was Roselle’s third of the season. Tyler Bruso led the team with 8 tackles. David Rupp had a sack.

Bayze, who had four touchdowns, finished with 119 yards on only six carries, plus 67 yards on one reception. Chris Wright had 80 yards on eight carries. Benner had 64 yards on the ground. Justin Castro rushed for 36 yards.

Coach Cody Collett was pleased by his teams performance, ”I was happy with our tempo tonight and we did some good things. We got to play a lot of guys and I was pleased with our leadership, coaching our guys up in the second half.”

The Badgers (1-1), in the section, and (3-2) overall, will travel to Kingman next Friday to take on the Bulldogs. Mohave drops to (0-2), and (1-4).



Mohave Thunderbirds   0    0    0   0  -  0

Prescott Badgers         21  21  13   0  -  55


** Scoring Summary **

P- Bayze 67 yard pass from Kepner (Fernandez kick)

P- Bayze 24 yard run (Fernandez kick)

P- Bayze 20 yard run (Fernandez kick)

P- Laureson 19 yard pass from Kepner (Fernandez kick)

P- Bruso 9 yard run (Fernandez kick)

P- Bayze 54 yard run (Fernandez kick)

P- Roberts 25 yard pass from Benner (PAT failed)

P- Benner 57 yard run (Fernandez kick)

** Game Stats **          Mohave        Prescott

First Downs                       2                 14

Rushing Yards                  106               339

Passing Yards                     8                123

Total Yards                      114               462

Penalties-Yards                5-40              6-45

Punts- AVG                      7-33              2-37



Prescott 55, Mohave 0

Bradshaw Mountain 14, Mingus 8

Bagdad 66, Arizona Charter Academy 24

Combs 24, Chino Valley 8

Joseph City 56, Mayer 50

Kingman 34, Coconino 21

Williams 46, Lee Williams 6

Sabino 62, Flagstaff 35

Shadow Mountain 27, Tempe 16

Bourgade Cathoilic 20, Glendale 0

Estrella Foothills 42, Winslow 27

Joy Christian 70 , Greyhills Academy 0

Centennial 42, Liberty 31

Show Low 62, Casa Grande 0

Millennium 17, Boulder Creek 14

Pinnacle 28, Mountain View 25

Cactus Shadows 40, South Mountain 0

Valley Vista 21, O’Connor 6

Holbrook 34, Grenado 6

Chaparral 30, Red Mountain 14

Ironwood 23, Kellis 12

North Canyon 21, Arcadia 19

Thunderbird 41, Phoenix Christian 19

Mogollon 40, Glendale Prep Academy 20

Mountain Ridge 45, Perry 26

Mountain Pointe 37, Hamilton 27

Skyline 57, Maryvale 0

Verrado 21, Youngker 10

Saguaro 56, McClintock 0

Tuba City 54, Rock Point 0

Brophy Prep 34, Desert Ridge 23

Peoria 42, Independence 0

Desert Vista 47, Cienega 21

Maricopa 42, Vista Grande 0

Greenway 30, Cactus 23

Aguia Fria 37, Buckeye 19

Snowflake 48, Monument Valley 8

Moon Valley 37, Central 14

Saturdays Results

Fredonia 36, Ash Fork 12

Gilbert Christian 53, Valley Lutheran 50

Tempe Prep 42, Valley Christian 0