By Greg Perkins
The Lobos easily moved their record to 2-0 on the young football season with a 57-7 win over visiting Alchesay last Thursday night.
Snowflake received the opening kick and the onslaught was pretty much on. Dallin Merrell opened the scoring on a 63-yard run. Ty Reidhead then hooked up with Braccin Tanner on a five-yard scoring toss, and Merrell’s two-point run moved the margin to 14-0.
Reggie Peterson got the defense into the scoring column by returning a Falcon fumble 15 yards and Kirt Solomon’s point after made it 21-0. Newell Brewer scored the next points on an eight-yard run, followed by another score from Merrill, this time from 13 yards out. Trevor McCray then caught a five-yard scoring toss, giving Snowflake a 41-0 lead.
In the second half, Reidhead connected with Doug Brimhall for a 13-yard touchdown pass. Nick Hall pushed the margin to 54-0 with a 13-yard scoring run. Solomon tacked on the Lobos’ final points on the night with a 30-yard field goal.
The Falcons were able to avoid the shutout by scoring on a 37-yard touchdown pass late in the game, making the final score 57-7.
Snowflake, which has cruised through the first two weeks of the season, will have a much tougher test when Blue Ridge comes to town on Friday, Sept. 7. The Yellowjackets are the defending state champs and many expect them to repeat. Snowflake has the size up front to contend with Blue Ridge and in years past has shown the ability to stay close in games. Playing at home, this game could be very competitive, and is also the first of several great games involving White Mountain teams coming up in the weeks ahead.
By Greg Perkins