By Greg Perkins
With Holbrook and Alchesay on the docket the first two weeks of the season, Snowflake’s Lobos basically will have had a couple of extra weeks to prepare for Blue Ridge, which shows up in week three. Based on their performance in the season opener in Holbrook last Friday, Snowflake is certainly headed in the right direction.
After struggling on their first possession, the Lobos opened the scoring midway through the first when Ty Reidhead broke loose on a 40-yard scoring run, putting his team on top 7-0 with Kirt Solomon’s point after kick. Working with great field position following the first of Holbrook’s five offensive fumbles, Josh Kelley punched in from five yards out, pushing the lead to 14-0. A second Holbrook mistake quickly led to a 29-yard scoring strike from Reidhead to Doug Brimhall, leaving Holbrook trailing 21-0 at the end of the first 12 minutes.
In the second quarter, Snowflake followed up a successful fake punt play with a 25-yard scoring run by Reid-head, pushing the lead to 27-0. The Lobos added a 10-yard scoring run from Dallin Merrill with just over four minutes left in the half to take a comfortable 35-0 lead into the break.
The third period went much like the first half, with Merrill scoring early in the quarter on a three-yard plunge. He added a six-yard scoring run later in the period, moving the margin to 48-0 heading into the fourth.
Holbrook avoided the shut out when Dontae Hollins scrambled, then connected with Sheldon Silversmith for a 25-yard scoring toss. Magnus Mortensen booted the point after for the Roadrunners’ first points of the season. Holbrook’s excitement didn’t last long, though, as Rick Shumway returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards right up the middle of the field for the final score of the night in the 54-7 Lobo win.
Snowflake 21 14 13 6 54
Holbrook 0 0 0 7 7
Even with the loss of Chase Walden, Coach Ron Tenney’s offense appears to be in good shape under the con-trol of quarterback Ty Reidhead. Playing behind a huge offensive line Reidhead was able to comfortably move the offense throughout the night. With a balanced offensive attack and a dominating performance from both sides of the line of scrimmage, the Lobos showed they will once again be in contention for a deep playoff run.
This week Snowflake welcomes the Alchesay Falcons to Lobo Stadium. The Falcons were drubbed last week 55-6 by Round Valley, and should be nothing more than a speed bump for Snowflake on the road toward week three’s home game with title favorite Blue Ridge.
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By Greg Perkins