Today: Sep 22 , 2019

Badgers Come Out Cleaner In Laundry Bowl 21-6

23 September 2017
Ryan Greene, file photo. Header Photo by: Ron Williams / Photo Gallery Courtesy: Jim Clark

Lee Williams coach tossed as flags fly

The Prescott Badgers scored a touchdown in each of the final three quarters to beat the Lee Williams Volunteers 21-6 in a flag happy shortened game in Kingman.

The game ended when the Lee Williams coaching staff lost their cool and the officials decided they had been "talked to" enough, calling the game with a few seconds remaining.

The game started with a scoreless first quarter, but included 14 first half penalties, with nine of those called on the Badgers. The Prescott penalties helped keep Lee Williams drives alive, but the Volunteers were only able to take advantage on one of those.

A twelve men on the field penalty extended a drive early in the second quarter that gave the Volunteers their only points of the night. Donnie Simms broke through the Badger defense from two yards out for a 6-0 lead, as the PAT was deflected.

Prescott answered with a nice drive assisted by a pair of penalties, resulting in a Ryan Greene 3 yard run. Bryce Peters gave the Badgers the lead for good with the PAT, 7-6.

John Chaffeur took the ball around the end from 14 yards out increasing the Badger lead to 14-6 with 4:31 left in the third.

Both teams exchanged penalties and punts, but it was a pass interception by Hunter Kronberg with 4:34 to play the put the Badgers in a great spot to ice the game.

Quarterback Austin Clark struggled missing on his first nine attempts, but completed the game clincher to John Chaffeur with 3:01 to play for a two touchdown advantage.

Lee Williams was flagged again, their 13th at that point, after getting the ball back, which sent head coach Clint Sasse into a fit of rage, resulting in his ejection. There was speculation that a Lee Williams player was tossed first. Meanwhile, Prescott received 11 flags in the game, with most of those coming in the first half.

When the Badgers attempted to punt and a roughing the punter penalty was called on the Volunteers, the Lee Williams coaching staff had a few more choice words for the officials, who decided at that point to leave the field, ending the game with :37 left on the game clock.

Coach Michael Gilpin said, "We are road tested. We played a tough non league schedule which prepared our kids and staff which helped keep their cool throughout this game. It was a tough game for both teams. I know Lee Williams is a class act. One of their kids responded uncharacteristically and that put a damper on it." 

Prescott, who remains perfect in road games is (1-0) in Grand Canyon Section, (3-2) overall, will be at Mohave next Friday. Lee Williams drops to (0-1), (3-2) and will play next week at Coconino.


Score by Quarters      -   1    2    3   4  -  T

Prescott                           0    7    7    7   - 21

Lee Williams                     0    6    0    0   -  6

Scoring Summary
LW-Simms 2 yard run (Kick Failed)
P- Ryan Greene 3 yard run (Peters Kick)
P- Chaffeur 16 yard run (Peters Kick)
P- Chaffeur 20 yard pass from Clark (Peters Kick)
Grand Canyon Football Standings
Team                        W-L       W-L
Flagstaff                    2-0        5-0
Mingus                      2-0        2-3
Prescott                    1-0        3-2
Mohave                     1-2        2-3
Coconino                   0-1       1-4
Bradshaw Mountain 0-1       0-5
Lee Williams              0-2       3-2
Friday, September 29 Schedule-All games at 7pm
Prescott at Mohave
Bradshaw Mountain at Mingus
Lee Williams at Coconino
Thunderbird at Flagstaff


Flagstaff 44, Bradshaw Mountain 37
Fountain Hills 52, Chino Valley 6
Mayer 42, Valley Lutheran 8
Bagdad 68, NFL Yet 22
Apollo 49, Arcadia 0
Buckeye 59, Washington 10
Cactus Shadows 36, Moon Valley 2
Casteel 70, Show Low 7
Cactus 63, St. Mary's 14
Centennial 45, Westview 14
Central 22, Camelback 13
Chandler 59, Mountain Ridge 20
Chaparral 22, Sunnyslope 3
Chavez 20, Fairfax 12
Cibola 28, Alhambra 0
Copper Canyon 56, Trevor Browne 27
Corona Del Sol 28, Boulder Creek 14
Deer Valley 31, Agua Fria 7
Desert Ridge 63, Desert Mountain 27
Desert Vista 42, Dobson 0
Estrella Foothills 59, Cortez 0
Ganado 28, Chinle 16
Gilbert Christian 64, Joy Christian 3
Glendale 34, North Canyon 14
Greenway 19, Shadow Mountain 12
Hamilton 27, Skyline 17
Higley 65, Apache Junction 6
Horizon 58, Phoenix North 0
Ironwood 55, Vista Grande 7
La Joya 67, Sierra Linda 0
Lake Havasu 39, Independence 23
Liberty 34, Paradise Valley 7
Many Farms 26, Valley Sanders 6
Marcos de Niza 51, Casa Grande 20
Maryvale 26, Carl Hayden 25
McClintock 41, Goldwater 7
Mesa 31, Basha 29
Mingus 36, Mohave 25
Mountain View 42, Brophy Prep 14
O'Connor 16, Millennium 15
Page 72, Holbrook 35
Peoria 31, Dysart 16
Perry 56, Highland 6
Queen Creek 21, Ironwood Ridge 14
Red Mountain 41, Gilbert 28
Paradise Honors 29, Parker 16
Saguaro 24, Sunrise Mountain 21
Salome 66, St. David 12
San Manuel 78, Tombstone 13
Seton Catholic 38, Coronado 0
St. Johns 47, Morenci 12
Tempe 27, Combs 21
Thatcher 52, Pima 20
Thunderbird 40, Youngker 39
Tonopah Valley 36, Camp Verde 0
Tuba City 26, Window Rock 0
Valley Christian 48, Wickenburg 6
Westwood 28, Tolleson 14
Williams 72, Joseph City 0
Williams Field 28, Campo Verde 27
Winslow 24, Coconino 14

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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.