By Greg Perkins
The Lobos’ trip to Mingus for the season opening game for both teams went well for Coach Ron Tenney and his relatively young group of players. Mingus, a much larger school, has a senior heavy roster again this year, but that didn’t appear to bother the Snowflake squad, which built a 22-7 halftime lead on the road.
Ty Reidhead and his senior classmates, Rick Shumway, Lehi Caldwell, Nik Hall and Hunter Bauer, accounted for nearly 300 yards of total offense for the Lobos, who left Cottonwood with their third consecutive win over the Marauders, this time by a final of 36-21.
Playing quarterback, Reidhead completed seven of 12 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 20 times, gaining 76 yards. Three of his completions went to Porter Black for a total of 50 yards. Travis Flake had a pair of catches for 24 yards and Bauer made one grab for 15 yards. Caldwell had one reception for 25 yards.
Trevor McCray rushed eight times, gaining 81 yards. Caldwell picked up 44 yards on nine runs. Hall rushed seven times for 25 yards. Shumway gained 18 yards on five runs.
Tonight (Sept. 6), the Lobos have their first home game when Estrella Foothills comes to town. The Wolves fell last week 38-20 to defending champion Seton Catholic at home. Snowflake will be hoping to keep both teams trending from the first week, winning their second while getting the Wolves off to an 0-2 start. Coach Tenney has a young team, but based on week number one, the Lobos are ready for another solid season.
They will have a great chance to see how they stack up against their week three opponent Seton Catholic with tonight’s game against the Wolves.
By Greg Perkins