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PHS Badgers Win Big Against Bradshaw Bears

25 August 2012  

It was the first road win for PHS since October, 2010. 

So, let's cut to the chase - the final score was 40-0, as the Prescott High School Badgers trounced the Bradshaw Mountain High School Bears, who were dealing with injuries to some key players. 

It was a typical Badgers-Bears game, the spectator stands were filled to overflowing for both teams. Fans lined the fences two and three deep in some places as Bands played and the cheerleaders cheered on both sides of the field.

And there was a lot of emotion for both sides, adding new coaches to the rivalry mix. Prescott hadn't won on the road since October 2010 - nearly two years. And Bradshaw wanted to protect their home field advantage.

Prescott started out aggressively on the first kickoff, where they managed to recover their own ball, and scored their first touchdown within the first five minutes. They scored again in the first quarter with just 56 seconds to go, bringing the score to 13-0, since the kick for an extra point was not good.

Bradshaw fought valiantly during the second quarter, but they were unable to put any points on their side of the scoreboard. They did, however, manage to keep Prescott from scoring, and the half ended with the score unchanged.

After the halftime show, Prescott came out ready to dominate. But, they also were careless, committing several penalties that cost them a couple of touchdowns. On more than one occasion they made it into the end field, only to be called back due to a penalty. Seven and a half minutes into the third quarter, the Badgers scored their third touchdown, although once again they didn't capitalize on any extra points.

About three minutes later Brady Mengarelli ran in a 70 yard TD, and the extra point was good. Score: 26-0. And then, with 20 seconds left in the quarter, Prescott managed an interception, scoring another 7 points eight seconds into the fourth quarter. They would score one more time in the fourth, with a wrap-up score of 40-0.

Afterwards, we spoke with Coach Cody Collett about his first game as the Badgers' head coach, and tapped Sterling Johnson, who had a stellar night himself, for a couple of comments:

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.