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Snow wins big, blowing away Tucson Tech 68-6

Josh Labrador gets into the secondary on a nice run for the Badgers. Labrador led the Badger running game with 90 yards and two touchdowns.
Josh Labrador gets into the secondary on a nice run for the Badgers. Labrador led the Badger running game with 90 yards and two touchdowns. – Bob Bahlmann / Messenger photo

 

Snow wins big, blowing away Tucson Tech 68-6

 

Bob Bahlmann

Staff writer

9-8-2016

 

EPHRAIM—The Snow College football team wrapped up pre-season play with another impressive win, defeating Tucson Tech 65-6.

In big part, the win traced to the Badgers shutting down the Phoenix offense. The only Tucson Tech score came on a fumble recovery that Tucson ran in for a TD. Snow allowed only 16 rushing yards and 102 passing.

Meanwhile, the Badgers scored early and often, getting their first TD on a 4-yard run by Josh Labrador. Nine different Badgers scored in the game. Labrador also carried the ball in on a 6-yard run.

Arlonzo Simpson had a pair of pass receptions for TDs, one of 5 yards, the other from the 11. Kiwa Mo’o caught an 11-yard TD pass from Justin Miller; Calief Simpson caught a 36-yard TD pass; Malik Overstreet caught a 25-yarder; Tamalii Campbell pulled in a 36-yard TD pass from Jake Lloyd; Brian Waiters ran in a TD from the 11; and Austin Pulver kicked a 30-yard field goal to go along with going eight for eight on PAT kicks.

Snow rushed for 239 yards. Labrador had 90 yards on 14 carries, Shaquille Delli ran for 54, Waiters had 52 and Miller rushed for 37.

Miller was 15 of 25 for 151 yards passing. Three of five Lloyd passes were complete for 51 yards. Simpson caught three for 33 yards, Overstreet had two receptions for 34 yards, Mo’o caught two for 17, and Alex Croyle had two catches for 12 yards.

Daymon Murray led the Badger defense with five tackles while Tyler Swan had 4.5 and Hunter Burt had 3.5.

This week, things get real for the Badgers as they travel to Glendale for their first Western States Football League (WSFL) conference game. The Gauchos are 2-0 on the year and are always solid.

“The road to the national championship goes through Glendale,” Badger coach Britt Maughn said. “They were the last team from our conference to win the national championship.”

Maughn said that in order to beat Glendale, the Badgers will need to be consistent, avoid turnovers and take advantage of opportunities when the Gauchos give up the ball. He also said special teams will be important.

The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. kickoff, mountain time.