Camp Verde traveled to Rough Rock Thursday night. They came home with a dominating 62-0 win.
For the second straight week, the Cowboys have had easy opponents. This has given coach Luke Steege a chance to play some guys that don't normally get a lot of playing time. It also gives the JV some more time on the field.
In the first quarter, Will Trahin put the first points on the board with a touchdown reception. Following that, Damien Baca ran in the Cowboys' 2nd and 3rd touchdowns, one from 21-yards and the other from 27-yards. The three scores quickly put the Cowboys ahead in a big way.
As the first quarter started to wind down, the Cowboys weren't quite ready to give up. Zach Hauser found Luis Boussani in the air for an 18-yard reception and Hauser found Preston Brogdon in the air for a 28-yard reception, to make it 28-0 after the first quarter.
Coach Steege pulled most of his starting varsity squad at that point and put in bench players and JV. That didn't slow down Camp Verde very much.
In the second quarter, Brandon Nelson ran it in from eight yards out. Then later in the quarter, Mike Boler threw a touchdown pass to go up 41-0 at the half.
The JV did a pretty good job in the second quarter," said coach Steege.
Even though the Cowboys weren't scoring as often, they continued to dominate the game in the second half.
For the Cowboys' 8th touchdown of the night, Boler ran the ball 14 yards into the end zone in the third quarter. Then in the fourth quarter, Donovan Kilby found pay-dirt, running the final touchdown of the night, for a final score of 62-0.
Will Trahin knocked in six PAT's. Hauser went 5-for-10 in the air with 117 yards and three touchdowns. Damien Baca had six carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
The win gives the Cowboys a record of 4-2 as they head back home for the Homecoming game next Friday against a tough Red Mesa team.
Red Mesa lost to St. Johns Friday night, but it was a close game until Red Mesa's star receiver got injured. He'll be back next week and Camp Verde will have to detain Red Mesa's passing game if they want to leave the field with a win.
We are going to work hard this week," said coach Steege. "We haven't had a hard game in two weeks."
The ease of their schedule, might be a bad thing. Although Red Mesa is coming off of a tough game and a loss, they may be at a more intense level of play and the Cowboys will have to rise to that level if they want to win at home on Friday. Red Mesa is 3-2 heading into next week's game.