After exchanging punts, Chaparral offensive coordinator called Dwayne Garrett's number and it took him just three plays to get in the endzone. Garrett went for gains of 8, 23 and 45 yards to give the Firebirds a 7-0 lead. It would be the first of four scores for Dwayne.
Chaparral's D forced another punt after a Ryan Holmes tackle for a loss and Garrett went 16 yards on his first carry of the next drive. QB Spencer Stone found Jordie Hein for a 36 yard gain that put Chaparral right back in scoring position. Two more Garrett runs for first downs and a Stone pass to Alex Lawson and the Firebirds were at Cienega's 6 yard line. Garrett punched it in from there and that gave Chap a 14-0 lead.
Cienega had a nice drive going as QB Seth Mejias-Brean found Victor Short for a 29 yard gain and David Abyeta for 18 more yards but Chaparral's Cord Clappey picked off Brean's pass and went yard from 80 plus. Chaparral took a 21-0 lead into halftime.
Cienega opened the second half with some trickery that went foul. A bothced fake punt gave Chap the ball at the 33 yard line and it took Dwayne Garrett one play to score. Score 28-0.
It looked as through it was going to go from bad to worse for Cienega as Eric Shaw picked off another Mejias-Brean pass but the ball was torn lose and recovered by Cienega giving the Bobcats a first down. Mejias-Brean found WR Trent Simon on plays of 21 and 26 yards to put Cienega in scoring position. Brean scrambled in from 6 yards out to give Cienega their first score of the night. 28-7.
Chaparral went right back to Dwayne Garrett as he gained 59 yards on 5 carries and scored his final TD on the night from 1 yard out. 35-7.
Cienega put up a fight in the fourth quarter and gave Chaparral head coach Charlie Ragle a near heart attack, knowing the close games these two teams have had in the past. A great punt by Stone pinned Cienega at their own 2 yard line but it took the Bobcats just one play to score and cut the lead. Victor Short took a play up the gut and went the distance to give Cienega some life.
The Bobcats recovered the onside kick and it took them just two plays to score again. Mejias-Brean hit Simon for an 18 yard gain and David Nicasio for a 23 yard score. 35-21.
This time the onside kick was recovered by Chaparral and Cienega was never able to get any closer.
Final- Chaparral 35 Cienega 21
Cienega had no answer to Garrett and the Chaparral D put so much pressure on Mejias-Brean, they couldn't get much clicking on O.
Dwayne Garrett for his 4 TDs.
Chaparral v. Cienega
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