Warrior 7th tops Henderson 14-0
Friday, 16 September 2011 14:40
By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
After one of the hottest summers on record, West had to battle Kenneth Henderson on the coldest day of the school year, and despite rain and wind earned a 14-0 victory.
West had an excellent scoring opportunity in the first quarter when Cade Hinkle took a reverse hand-off from Chris Bowman and scampered 47 yards to the end zone. But a block in the back penalty negated the score and put the Warriors on the Falcon 27 yard line. Kenneth henderson’s defense denied the Warriors a shot at scoring, and the two teams headed to halftime in a 0-0 tie.
But early in the third quarter Bryan Alvarez broke loose on a 71-yard touchdown run to give the Warriors a lead.
After a defensive stop, the Warriors again moved the ball to the goal lie, and Bowman snuck into the end zone on a one-yard keeper for a 14-0 lead.
The defense for West did the rest, keeping Henderson out of the end zone for the shut-out.
“It was football weather,” West coach Butch King said. “I liked the conditions, cold and rainy, ideal football weather.”
The Ark River League win give the Warriors an early advantage in the quest for a league title.
“It puts us in good shape,” King said. “Kenneth Henderson is a good football team. Our goal is to win league, and you have to beat KH. We are in a good position. We still need to play well last four games.”
In three games, West has only allowed one touchdown.
“The defense played spectacular,” King said. “We gave up some yards but no points. We were able to get stops when we needed it. The defense bends but does not break. We’re going to need that group to continue to play that well all season.”
West will travel to Ulysses Thursday to face the Kepley Cubs in a non-league game.