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Winslow defeats Holbrook Roadrunners in season opener 47-0
Henry Montiel runs past a Holbrook defender on the way to a Winslow 47-0 home game opener win Aug. 30. Photo/Todd Roth
Henry Montiel runs past a Holbrook defender on the way to a Winslow 47-0 home game opener win Aug. 30. Photo/Todd Roth
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The Winslow Bulldogs opened their 2013 football season at home Aug. 30 with a 47-0 victory over the Holbrook Roadrunners. The game was close in the first quarter but the Bulldogs took control in the second quarter and continued to control the game in the rain.

The first quarter was played on even terms until the Bulldogs scored with less than two minutes to go in the period. Kelly Wood scored on a brilliant 46-yard run to complete a 95-yard drive. The other big play in the drive was a 36-yard pass from James Martinez to Demetrius Gamez. Holbrook blocked the conversion and Winslow took a 6-0 lead into the second period.

James Martinez scored on a nine yard run the next time the Bulldogs had the ball. The Bulldogs converted on fourth and long the play before the touchdown run. Wood ran for the two-point conversion that increased the Winslow lead to 14-0 with just more than seven minutes left in the half.

Next, the Bulldogs drove 64 yards and scored on a one yard run from Martinez. Rodney Davis booted the conversion to give Winslow a 21-0 lead with just more than a minute left in the half. The Bulldogs scored again before the half ended when Tres Cake recovered a Roadrunner fumble in the end zone to increase the lead to 28-0.

Wood returned the second half kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown to make a 34-0 Winslow lead after a failed conversion kick. Wood ran 48 yards to score the next time the Bulldogs had the ball to give Winslow a 40-0 lead after Holbrook blocked the conversion kick. More than seven minutes remained in the third quarter.

C. J. Chacon scored in the final minute of the third quarter on a one-yard run. The conversion kick by Davis gave Winslow a commanding 47-0 lead and assured that the fourth quarter would start with a running clock.

Holbrook lost the ball on a fumble in their first possession of the fourth quarter but Winslow missed a long field goal on first down. With the clock running, the final period passed quickly with Winslow only attempting long field goals and their only punt of the night.

Seniors on the Bulldog roster include quarterback and linebacker James Martinez; running backs and linebackers Kelly Wood, Chad Edgeman and Michael Hatfield: wide receivers and defensive backs Steven Young, Rodney Davis, Henry Montiel, Nick Thomas, Cory Dixon and Demetrius Gamez; offensive and defensive linemen Jacob Huddleston, Tristan Van Arsdale, Luis Petet, Jesi Bitsoi, Mike Johnson, Truman Chee, Shane Yazzie, Jade Chischillie and Seth Tafoya; defensive lineman and tight end Frank Kelly, and defensive lineman and fullback Jace Hardy.

Bulldog juniors include quarterback Tres Cake, defensive end and wide receiver Austyn Mattox, wide receiver and defensive back Dallas Jones, linebacker and running back Julian Avelar, offensive and defensive linemen Trey Hardy, Gary Taha, Chad Sullivan and Cody Ahasteen.

Sophomores on the Bulldog roster include defensive back and running back C.J. Chacon, linebacker and running back Akkeem Foster, linebacker and offensive lineman Bruce Serious, offensive and defensive lineman Sheldon Smith and defensive end and offensive tackle Cody Runyan.

The two freshmen on the varsity roster are quarterback and defensive back Jalen Hayes and offensive and defensive lineman Sonny Begody.

Winslow enjoyed superb efforts from Kelly Wood, James Martinez, Henry Montiel, C. J. Chacon, Demetrius Gamez, Jace Hardy and the entire defense. The lead was sufficient to earn considerable playing time for the bench in the second half. Winslow did not have to punt until the closing minutes of the game.

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