Then, only a minute into the second quarter, the Independence Patriots scored, tying the game, 7-7. Prescott seemed to be a bit more focused after that, but it would be 7 minutes more before they scored again, bringing score to 14-7. This score held as they entered halftime.
During halftime, the Patriots celebrated both Homecoming and Senior night, making for a festive evening. And, when the football game continued, Independence seemed as if they gained added incentive, and they again tied the game about halfway through the quarter.
Prescott answered shortly after, with a 60 yard punt return by Skyler Schiller for a touchdown, bringing the score to 21-14. After that, nothing more was needed, although Prescott would add two additional touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Brenden Howell's extra point kicks were all good this game, which helped the Badgers maintain their momentum. Jake Jarvis rushed for an impressive 215 yards, and scored the first two touchdowns. But, it was a true team effort as Skyler Schiller, Ty Asay and Levi Carter all scored touchdowns in the second half of the game.
Coach Beneitone was proud of his team, noting that they started the season at 0-4, but showed their character as they then went on to win six in a row.
Prescott will play Sabino in Tucson next Friday, November 9th. Sabino has a record of 10-0, so this will be a challenge.
With this win, Prescott ended up at the top of their league. Several of the Badgers were overall leaders in the 4A Western Sky League, according to the MaxPreps site:
Overall League Passing Leaders:
Trevor Cruz 612 yards, fourth place
Joshua Chavez, 557 yards, fifth place
Overall League Rushing Leaders:
Jake Jarvis - 817 yards, second place
Chris Shipp - 657 yards fourth place
Overall League Scoring Leaders:
Shipp - 66 points, second place
Jarvis - 58 points, third place
Overall League Tackle Leaders
Bryan Barerena - 77 tackles, fourth place
Overall League Sacks Leaders
Jordan Pruzina - 4.5 sacks, first place.
Jordan Magdaleno - 3.5 sacks, second place
Dustin Olague - 2 sacks, fourth place
Overall League Leaders in Interceptions:
Matt Tirrell - 2, fourth place
Austin Suppes - 2, fifth place
Overall League Field Goal Leaders
Brenden Howell - 4, third place
Overall League Leaders in Punts:
Skyler Branch - 35.08 average, third place