By JEREMIAH WILSON
Leader & Times
Hugoton quarterback Yates Sutton had five first-half touchdowns Friday night in the Eagles 48-0 victory over the Southwestern Heights Mustangs in Hugoton.
The Hugoton defense had a big game as well, holding the Mustangs to 105 yards of total offense in the game.
The Eagle defense forced and recovered a fumble on the opening drive of the game in Heights territory, setting up an easy score for Hugoton. Sutton ran the ball in from eight yards out on the Eagles first play from scrimmage to give Hugoton an 8-0 lead.
On the next Eagles drive, Sutton scored again on a 20-yard run to put his team up 14-0.
A three-and-out for the Mustangs, combined with a short punt gave the ball back to the Eagles in Heights territory with 37 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Two plays and 19 seconds later, Sutton found himself in the end zone on an 11-yard run to extend the Hugoton lead to 20-0.
Sutton had 13 carries for 107 yards and four touchdowns to go along with 1-of-1 passing for 43 yards and another touchdown on the night.
Senior running back Ross Davis found pay dirt when he capped off an impressive three-play, 64-yard drive in the second quarter to put the Eagles up 26-0. Davis had two carries on the drive, one for 49 yards, and 15 yards on the touchdown run.
Davis ended the game with 10 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
When the Mustangs got the ball back, they were able to take it all the way down to the Hugoton five, but failed to get on the score board when their 22 yard field goal attempt was blocked by the Eagles.
Hugoton wasted no time moving the ball up the field. Davis ran the ball for 35 yards on the first play from scrimmage, and five plays later Sutton scampered in from eight yards out to make it a 32-0 ball game.
Eagles junior cornerback Ulises Armendariz picked off a Brandon Kisner pass on the next Heights drive to set up Hugoton offense at the Mustangs 43.
Kisner struggled, connecting on 1-of-8 passes for 14 yards and an interception, while losing 34 yards on the ground.
Hugoton only needed one play on the insuing drive. Sutton connected with senior running back Mitchell Persinger on a pass that went all 43 yards for the touchdown, and the Eagles led 40-0 heading into the half.
Hugoton scored on the first drive of the second half on a two-yard touchdown run for the final score of 48-0.
The Eagles offense found the end zone on their first seven drives of the game, including all six in the first half.
Mustang sophomore running back Efrain Chavez racked up 91 yards on 24 carries in the game for Southwestern Heights.
The loss drops the Mustangs record to 3-3 on the year as they prepare to head to Holcomb on Friday.
Hugoton is 4-2 this season following the win. The Eagles will be on the road Friday to take on the Pratt Greenbacks.