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Badgers Enjoy Their Friday the 13th

14 September 2019  
1 Sylas Espitia scored two touchdowns last night, follows 7 Colby Macbeth in the second quarter versus Deer Valley. Ron Williams
Chino Valley wins, while Bradshaw Mountain falls 

Prescott Badgers 46, Deer Valley Skyhawks 0

Despite a full moon on Friday the 13th no less, the Prescott Badgers stayed focus and took care of business in their final non-region game, with a 46-0 beat down of the Deer Valley Skyhawks.

The Badgers played a nearly flawless game, only to be annoyed by the penalties that they were called for. The second half was missing the laundry, while the Badgers kept on truckin’. 

Prescott took the opening kickoff and moved the ball 80 yards in just 1:47, capped off by a Sam Giordan 28 yard sidewinding run to the end zone. Clay Gross added the PAT, and it was 7-0. 

Deer Valley tried to pull a fast one, and got burned on their first possession. A fake punt pass by the Skyhawks deep in their own territory fell incomplete, giving the Badgers the ball at the Deer Valley 22. Credit to the DV defense which held Prescott to a Clay Gross 25 yard field goal, putting the Badgers up 10-0 with 7:31 left in the opening quarter. Sylas Espitia strolled in to score from one yard out and it was 16-0 at the 4:13 mark.

Meanwhile the only success the Skyhawks has in moving the football was aided by numerous Badger penalties, but to Prescott’s Credit it did not cost them on the scoreboard.

Devin Boyd placed a nice toss over the middle to Trey Kohler who bolted down the middle of the field on an 80 yard strike to put the Badgers ahead 23-0. Prescott added one more score with less than a minute left in the first half when Sylas Espitia battled his way in from one yard out.

The second half was much of the same, with the exception of the penalties called on the Badgers. Boyd hit Greene from 5 yards out to make it 36-0. Gross added another field goal from 39 yards and it was 39-0. Creating his own highlight was Ethan Pena, who ran officially for a 48 yard touchdown that actually encompassed closer to 70 yards as he weaved his way from one side of the field to the next, with some key blocks, to score with 4:51 remaining.

Prescott (2-2) will return to the friendly confines of the newly renovated Bill Shepard Field next Friday, to face Flagstaff, for homecoming at 7pm. Deer Valley (1-2) visits Greenway next Friday.

Scoring by Quarters - 1   2   3   4 - T
Prescott                       16 14 6 10 - 46
Deer Valley                    0  0  0  0  -  0
Scoring Summary
P-Giordan 18 yard run (Kick failed)
P-Gross 25 yard FG
P-Espitia 1 yard run (Gross kick)
P-Koehler 80 yard pass from Boyd (Gross kick)
P-Espitia 1 yard run (Gross kick)
P-Greene 5 yard pass from Boyd (Kick failed)
P-Gross 39 yard FG
P-Pena 48 yard run (Gross kick)

Greenway Demons 36, Bradshaw Mountain Bears 12

The Bears played the Greenway Demons close in the first half, but the wheels came off the cart in the second half, as Greenway pulled away to win 36-12.

Bradshaw Mountain led 10-0 a first quarter on a 26 yard pass play from quarterback Josh Grant  to Alex Cabral. Grant added a 25 yard field goal. The Demons responded with a 50 yard run by Greenway quarterback Aodhan Murphy. Murphy put the Demons up for good on a five yard run to go up 13-10. A Bear safety left Bradshaw Mountain trailing 13-12 at the half. 

It was Demon second half, as Greenway put up another 23 points for the win.

Bradshaw Mountain (2-2) will host Lee Williams next Fricay in the Grand Canyon Region opener for both squads. Greenway (3-0) will host Deer Valley.

Score by Quarters -      1  2 3 4 - T
Bradshaw Mountain     10 2 0 0 - 12
Greenway                       7 6 3 20 - 36
Scoring Summary
BM-Cabral 26 yard pass from Grant (Grant kick)
BM-Grant 25 yard FG
G-Murphy 50 yard run (Woodland kick)
G-Murphy 5 yard run (Kick failed)
G-Woodland 26 yard FG
G-Wahner 30 yard pass interception (Kick failed)
G-Wahner 54 yard pass from Murphy (Woodland kick)
G-Johnson 1 yard run (Woodland kick)


The Cougars evened their record at (2-2) with a blowout win at Camp Verde.

Friday Night Scores
Anthem Prep 22, St. David 16
Apache Junction 37, Vista Grande 7
Arcadia 36, St. Mary’s 28
Blue Ridge 28, Florence 27
Boulder Creek 35, Corona Del Sol 10
Cactus 41, Estrella Foothills 21
Cactus Shadows 49, North Canyon 6
Canyon del Oro 21, Pusch Ridge 0
Coconino 77, Cortez 12
Faifax 14, Kellis 7
Fountain Hills 51, Payson 26
Ganado 36, Holbrook 16
Gilbert 62, Goldwater 22
Glendale 58, Thunderbird 36
Joseph City 24, Mayer 6
McClintock 48, Central 14
Millennium 48, Desert Edge 14
Mogollon 60, Valley Union 6
Notre Dame Prep 35, Apollo 21
Peoria 49, Mohave 0
Poston Butte 58, Dysart 7
Salome 40, Duncan 28
Santa Cruz Valley 48, Kingman 8
Sedona Red Rock 52, Rock Point 0
Seton Catholic Prep 48, Mingus 23
Show Low 51, American Leadership Academy 7
Snowflake 52, Page 0
St. John’s 50, Globe 0
Tempe 18, Flagstaff 7
Wickenburg 35, Paradise Honors 14
Willams 66, Bagdad 20
Winslow 45, Chinle 0
Youngker 37, Maryvale 6

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.