Chandler set the tone of this game from the beginning as Markus Wheaton took the opening kickoff 64 yards and into scoring position. The Wolves walked away with a field goal but this was the start of 44 unanswered points by Jim Ewan's team.
Chandler's D came out of the gates strong, led by LB Rodney Reagans, the Wolves forced Mesquite to punt and proceeded to march down the field behind strong running from Taylor Walstad. Walstad scored the first TD of the night from 1 yard out and it was 10-0 Chandler at the end of the first quarter.
The two teams exchanged punts and Chandler QB Kyle Yount hit Wheaton on a 68 yard bomb to extend the lead to 17-0.
Wheaton followed up on the next series with a 54 yard run that set up a short Logan Spears score that made it 24-0. To top things off, Mesquite fumbled the ball away, Chandler recovered and Walstad scored his second TD of the night to make the score at half 31-0.
Reagans and the Chandler D forced a punt on the second half's opening poession and the offense picked up where they left off. This time back up QB Cody McCleve hit Caleve Deboskie on a screen pass and Deboskie ran it in from 37 yards out. Another Mesquite fumble led to another Chandler score. LB Anthony Masangya picked up a fumble and raced in for Chandler's final score of the night. The PAT was no good and the score was 44-0.
Mesquite managed a score late in the game when Matt Westerguard hit Damian Crawford from 14-0 yards out.
Final- Chandler 44 Mesquite 7
Chandler jumped out early and never looked back. Mesquite gave a very dangerous Chandler O a short field too many times and the two turnovers killed them.
Sophomore TE R.J. Rickert was the lone bright spot for Mesquite. He looks like D1 talent.
Markus Wheaton and Taylor Walstad had great nights for the Wolves on offense. Defensively, LB Rodney Reagans was all over the field.
Chandler v. Mesquite
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