The Wolves from Desert Mountain had desire, but not enough to stop Senior Running Back Nicholas Cole, and the rest of the Salpointe offense. Final score for this Friday night matchup, Salpointe 35, Desert Mountain 13.
An exciting first half started with Cole's first of three touchdowns on the night. He would finish with a total of 234 yards rushing. Desert Mountain's offense could not convert a first down on their first drives, but fortunately their defense was determined to do great things. On their second defensive series, Jason Kramer would come up big by intercepting an option pass, then taking it in 50 yards for the touchdown. After the kickoff, defensive lineman Vince Rio had another huge interception that he would ramble with all the way down to the one yard line. Unfortunately for the Wolves, their offense would turn the ball over on a fumble instead of converting it into a touchdown.
The Lancers would not let these mistakes continue on offense in the second quarter. Junior Quarterback Max Fritz, would complete his first pass of the night to Mike Miller, then give the ball to Cole who would run in 52 yards for his second touchdown. Salpointe would get the ball right back after a recovered onside kick, and take advantage of the situation as Levess Eafon took off for 62 yards for the score. The pack of Wolves would rally together the next offensive series. Tyler Harlow would complete his only pass to James Reyna for 26 yards before running back Jason Kramer would get his team into the end zone for the last time of the night. The PAT attempt was no good, ending the half trailing by eight.
In the second half, Salpointe would score 14 unanswered points against the Wolves. The first would be on an 18 yard pass from Fritz to Matt Ransom in the third quarter. The Lancer's final touchdown would be a defensive one as a Lancer hit would cause a fumble that was ran into the end zone sealing the game for the night. Salpointe's defensive unit would control the line of scrimmage and not let Desert Mountain move the ball the remainder of the evening. Making the final Salpointe 35 Desert Mountain 13.
Bottom Line: Salpointe has had an up and down season on the way to a 3-2 record this is a good win to help them right the ship as they move into region play.
Game Ball: Nicholas Cole was big with 234 yards behind the solid Salpointe line.