Today: Apr 02 , 2020

Canyon del Oro Beats The Badgers 35-23

22 September 2018  
12 Austin Clark rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to Canyon del Oro 35-23. Photo by Ron Williams

Prescott comes up short on long road trip

The Prescott Badgers made their second trip this season to play the Dorados of Canyon del Oro High School. The first game was postponed due to the monsoon storms rolling through Tucson. The Badgers fought a tough battle but came up on the short end of a 35-23 score.

The Dorados took the opening kickoff and scored on a 76 yard pass from CdO quarterback Zachary Eidenschink to Cory Bonstrom. Prescott responded with a 27 yard Bryce Peters' field goal, trailing 7-3 midway through the opening quarter.

Canyon del Oro pushed their lead to 11, when Diego Munguia scored on a 16 yard run. Raymond Duarte's kick made the score 14-3, with 7:39 on the clock.

The Badgers moved the ball once again, but the Dorado defense held and Prescott settled for another Peters' field goal at the 1:20 mark in the first quarter.

The Dorados did a good job mixing up their offensive plays once again moving the ball down the field. A holding penalty kept CdO out of the end zone. The Badgers defense did the rest, giving Prescott the ball at their own 10 yard line.

Austin Clark fumbled on the exchange with Sylas Espitia on the first play giving the ball. back to the Dorados. prescott got the ball on a cdo fumble.

Clark picked up the Badger first touchdown of the game, on a 45 yard run with 3:39 in the 2nd quarter. Bryce Peters added the PAT, but Prescott trailed 14-13.

The Dorados were able to move the ball again, this time with addtional help. A pair of penalties by Prescott ended up giving CdO the ball at the Prescott 4 yard line. Dorado quarterback Zachary Eidenschink called his own number, and went behind his center from 2 yards out to give the Dorados a 21-13 lead with :32 left in the first half.

Austin Clark completed his first pass of the night to Aaron Greene at midfield. Clark hit Greene again to get to the Dorados 32 yard line. Clay Gross came in to attempt a field goal, but CdO deflected the kick to end the half.

Prescott received the ball to start the second half. After some positive yards, the Badgers coughed the ball up at the Prescott 45 yard line with 9:12 in the third quarter.

The Badgers dodged another bullet when Aaron Greene stripped the ball from the Dorados runner at the Prescott 7 yard line. Prescott was forced to punt, but Austin Clark had to chase a high snap that went over his head. Clark was finally able to punt the ball into CdO territory. After an exchange of possesions, the Badgers had the ball to start the final quarter. Prescott decided not to roll the dice, after a timeout, on a 4th and 4 play at the Dorados 18 yard line, instead settling for a Bryce Peters 29 yard field goal with just over ten minutes left. It was Peters' third field goal, which equalled his total of last week at Flagstaff.

CdO went up 28-16 on a 13 yard run by Diego Munguia with 7:47 remaining. Munguia finished with 174 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Prescott tried to pick up the pace and get larger chunks of yardage, but Austin Clark's pass was intercepted by Bonstrom with 5:08 to play. Canyon del Oro ran the ball and scored with 3:49 to play when Diego Munguia scored his third touchdown of the game, to extend the Dorados lead to 35-16.

The Badgers came right back and scored with three mintues left, capped off on an Austin Clark 20 yard run. Down 35-23, Prescott attempted an onside kick by Clay Gross. Unfortunately an eager Badger jumped off side on the attempt, giving the Dorados the ball at midfield.

Clark finished with 168 yards rushing with two touchdowns. Passing, Clark connected on 9 of 16, for 116 yards and one intereception. Dellin Boyd had four receptions for 28 yards, and three by Aaron Greene for 75 yards. On defense, Colton Amos and Hunter Kronberg both recovered fumbles.

Prescott coach Cody Collett said, "We just came up a little short tonight. They are a very physical team, a playoff team, that is coached well."

Canyon del Oro improves to (4-1), while Prescott drops to (3-2). The Badgers will host Coconino for homecoming, next Friday at 7pm.

Score by Quarters - 1   2   3   4  -  T
Prescott                   6   7   0   10 - 23
Canyon del Oro     14   7   0   14 - 35
Scoring Summary
CdO-Bonstrom 76 yard pass from Eidenschink (Duarte kick)
P-Peters 27 yard FG
CdO-Munguia 16 yard run (Duarte kick)
P-Peters 32 yard FG
P-Clark 45 yard run (Peters kick)
CdO-Eidenschink 2 yard run (Duarte kick)
CdO-Duarte 15 yard run (Duarte kick)
P-Peters 29 yard FG
CdO-Munguia 13 yard run (Duarte kick)
P-Clark 20 yard run (Peters kick)

Grand Canyon Region Standings
School                        W-L      W-L
Bradshaw Mountain  2-0       6-0
Prescott                      1-0        3-2
Coconino                    1-1        4-1
Mingus                        1-1        4-2
Flagstaff                      1-1        2-3
Mohave                       0-1        2-3
Lee Williams                0-2        2-4

Grand Canyon Region Scores
Canyon del Oro 35, Prescott 23 
Bradshaw Mountain 28, Coconino 14
Flagstaff 42, Mohave 21
Mingus 48, Lee Williams 14

Odyssey Institute 48, Chino Valley 3
Mayer 64, Mohave Accelerated 16 
Bagdad 28, Anthem Prep 22
Apollo 43, Buena 42
Barry Goldwater 34, Deer Valley 13
Betty Fairfax 21, Central 0
Blue Ridge 49, Ganado 12
Brophy Prep 49, Alhambra 7
Cactus 48, Youngker 15
Catalina Foothills 31, Pueblo 12
Centennial 35, Millennium 9
Cesar Chavez 56, Maryvale 12
Chaparral 60, Mountain Ridge 3
Combs 20, Vista Grande 19
Desert Mountain 24, McClintock 0
Douglas 7, Silver City (NM) 3
Estrella Foothills 42, Dysart 7
Glendale 35, Walden Grove 14
Gila Ridge 43, Yuma 14
La Joya 34, Copper Canyon 6
Moon Valley 10, Marcos de Niza 7 
Monument Valley 58, Pinon 14
Notre Dame Prep 58, Cactus Shadows 14
Paradise Honors 56, Kingman 0
Perry 66, Boulder Creek 32
Queen Creek 29, Mountain Pointe 28
Sahuaro 48, Sunnyside 0
Salome 58, San Pasqual 0
Salpointe Catholic 27, Tucson 3
Shadow Mountain 14, Apache Junction 13
St. Mary's 36, Washington 20
Tempe 50, Cortez 0
Westview 38, Corona del Sol 21
Williams 42, Mogollon 40
Williams Field 27, Casteel 21
Ironwood Ridge 48, Desert View 15
Higley 63, Maricopa 14
Sunnyslope 34, Agua Fria 13
South Mountain 47, Camelback 12 
Gilbert 34, Campo Verde 3
Carl Hayden 37, Sierra Linda 0
Empire 37, Nogales 18



Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.