Hugoton cruises to victory over Heights
Monday, 28 September 2009 15:07
By REID PETTY
• Dialy Leader
Hugoton — The Hugoton Eagles entered Friday’s game against
Southwestern Heights having outscored their opponents 119-16 in their
first three victories over Stanton County, Lakin, and Guymon (OK). It
was much of the same Friday as the Eagles defeated the Mustangs 66-14.
Hugoton started off with a bang after senior Caleb Gifford began the
game returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown prompting a bang
to go off, which is what occurs when the Eagles score. The two point
conversion failed. After Heights went three and out and had to punt
Hugoton then put together an eight play drive that went 64 yards and
was capped off by a 25 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback
Zach Dunlap to senior wide receiver Coltin Ghumm to put the Eagles up
12-0. The two point conversion again failed.
Southwestern Heights answered back though with a drive of their own
going seven plays and 64 yards as senior quarterback Wes Winfrey
found senior wide receiver Daniel Gutierrez for a 25 yard touchdown.
This cut the margin to 12-6 as the two point conversion failed.
The Eagles responded quickly though as they scored their next four
touchdowns in just two plays for each drive. The first of the four
was capped off by a Dunlap 25 yard run for a touchdown. The two point
conversion failed giving Hugoton an 18-6 lead. After another Heights
punt, Dunlap hooked up with senior Keithan Martin for a 16 yard
touchdown. It was then senior Bubba Beltz scampering for a 66 yard
touchdown run, and then Martin again scoring on a 39 yard touchdown
run. This time the two point conversion was successful giving the
Eagles a 38-6 lead.
Hugoton would score twice more before halftime as Martin had another
rushing touchdown going 15 yards for the score. Beltz then added 32
yard run for a touchdown. The extra point failed. The touchdown run
was Beltz’s sixth rushing touchdown of the year. He leads the Eagles
in touchdowns this season.
The second half also belonged to Hugoton as they outscored Heights in
the third quarter 15-0 on touchdown runs by Gifford and senior Delmer
Reyes. The Mustangs weren’t shut out in the second half though as
they did score a fourth quarter touchdown on a 27 yard run off of a
reverse by Gutierrez. The two point conversion was successful when
Winfrey hooked up with senior Jacob Flores in the corner of the end
zone on a fade route.
Heights dropped to 1-3 on the season and will play at Satanta next
Friday. Hugoton improved to 4-0 and will host Cimarron next Friday.
Note: Southwestern Heights leading rusher Oscar Sigala is no longer
on the team for the season. Mustangs sophomore Ruben Chavez saw a lot
of playing time in the running back position. Chaves was chosen by
his teammates to wear the honorary #3 in honor of Tony Sigala. Chaves
usually wears #20.