Badgers post 21-0 shutout win over Eastern Arizona, now face Scottsdale

Badgers post 21-0 shutout win over Eastern Arizona, now face Scottsdale


Bob Bahlmann 

Staff writer



THATCHER, ARIZ.—The Snow College Badgers moved up in the Western States Football League (WSFL)  standings with an impressive 20-0 win over Eastern Arizona on Saturday, Oct 29.

The win moves Snow into third place behind undefeated Arizona Western and Mesa, the only teams to beat the Badgers so far this year.

In a game that was closer than the score indicates, the Eastern Arizona Gilas pretty much matched Snow’s running game with 170 yards compared to 168 for the Badgers.

Eastern completed six of 15 passes for 75 yards. Snow QB Justin Miller was eight of 17 for the Badgers for 49 yards and a TD.

Daymon Murray led the Badger running attack with 115 yards on 18 carries. He had two rushing touchdowns. Calief Samon had 36 yards, Kiwa Mo’O had 12, and Miller ran for 5 yards.

Miller mixed it up among his receivers. Alex Croyle had two catches for 15 yards while Brandon Jones caught two for 8 yards. Ruben Saint Jean had a catch for 10 yards; Mo’O had one for 8 yards; Samon had a catch for 7 yards; and Emerson Woods had a 2-yard TD reception. Blake Miller intercepted a Gila pass.

Ofa Latu led the Badger defense with 17 tackles, four for a loss. Hunter Burt had nine tackles while Dax Eisinger had eight. Blake Miller, Jojo Henderson, Jantz Arbon, Connor Taylor and Sione Tu’Ikolovatu had seven each. Alani Pututua had six, 3.5 of them for a loss.

The win improves the Badger record to 3-2 in league play and 6-2 overall. Snow will wrap up regular season play with a pair of home games.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Badgers host Scottsdale Community College. The Artichokes are 1-7 on the year. Saturday, Nov. 12 will see Phoenix College coming to Ephraim. The Bears are 5-4 overall.