Last night the Warriors hosted their first game of the season against the Dodge city Cardinals. Seventh grade warriors battled through their very first football game that came up short losing to the Cardinals 34-0. Although the score would not indicate it the Warriors did have some nice moments including runs of 15 and 31 yards by Max Holman. Ishmael Caldarone and Jaden Heronomus combine to have 75 yards on the ground for the Warriors. Wyatt Manuel added 12 yards on the ground. Wyatt also led the team with 11 tackles on the night. The seventh grade warriors will travel next week to Garden City for a showdown against the Kenneth Henderson Falcons.
The 8th Grade warriors overcame a six nothing halftime deficit to defeat the Dodge city Cardinals at home 14 to 6. The Warriors muffed a punt early in the first half giving Dodge city the ball inside the road 20 yard line where they capitalized with a 3 yard run for a touchdown to push the score to 6-0. After that the Warriors defense button down and led by the sensational tackling duo of Easton Cooley and Jairo Martinez the Warriors shut down the Cardinals offense for the rest of the game. The Warriors came out hot and the second half and following a couple of Long Josiah Vargas runs it was Jairo Martinez who finally got the Warriors on the board with a 3 yard plung following a block from Xavier Tafoya into the end zone for a Warriors touchdown which tied the game at six. The Warriors forced the turnover on the next possession and on the ensuing drive were able to take the lead. The Warriors held possession of the football for almost 12 minutes of the second half it was 27 seconds left on the clock Xavier Tafoya barreled his way into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. Are the two point conversion try Blayden Betts connected on a slant route with James Fieser for a successful two point conversion. Dodge city got the ball back after and attempted a Hail Mary which was intercepted by Austin Dodge and return all the way back to the Dodge city 1 yard line we are the warriors took a knee and sealed a victory 14 to 6. They also will travel to Garden City next week to take on the Henderson Falcons Way to go warriors!
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