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1 year ago by Jamie Morris

Big fourth quarter helps QC win season opener, 27-21

Game Date
Aug 18, 2017
Score
BULLDOGS: 27
CESAR CHAVEZ HS: 21

QUEEN CREEK, AZ-The jitters were noticeable early in Queen Creek High School football’s home opener against 6A Cesar Chavez, but the Dogs were able to keep their composure and win 27-21 on Friday night. “We left a lot of points on the field tonight and played kind of sloppy—those are the things we’re going to have to fix moving forward,” said head coach Travis Schureman. “The good thing is our kids never panicked. They were calm and collected and I never felt like we were in deep trouble.” The game was full of momentum swings—the Champions grabbing the first on a sac and fumble recovery three possessions into the first quarter. That turnover resulted in a Cesar Chavez touchdown, but would also be the only time the Champions would have a lead in the game. With three minutes to go in the first, senior running back Trey Johnson showed us all what we expect from the Bulldog running game. His first of three touchdowns was a 56-yard carry into the dog house to tie up the score at 7-7. QC was the only team to score in the second quarter, this time on a pass from junior QB Devin Larsen to senior receiver Garrett Duke. The TD helped QC take a 14-7 lead and hold onto it to head into the half. In the third, the Bulldogs had one touchdown nullified after a personal foul and then on a 30-yard field goal attempt, a block from Cesar Chavez further added some hope to the Champions. Cesar Chavez took that boost and converted it into a 36-yd TD catch to put the score at 14-13 with just under 10 minutes to go in the game. Fortunately for the Bulldogs, senior linebacker Dante Coleman was hungry for a block. “I was running down the field when they scored and I was out of breath, but I thought someone needs to block this extra point,” said Coleman. “My coach trusts me and I just went in there and blocked it.” Coleman, who lost his father just three short weeks ago, said there’s a different feeling to this season. “It drives me and I feel like he’s there talking in my ear,” said Coleman of his late father. “When I’m down or the team’s down, I just feel like he’s right there. Every time I make a tackle or a big play, I make that for him.” That blocked PAT was a turning point in the last quarter. On Queen Creek's next posession, Trey Johnson turned on the boosters for two more touchdowns, the first being a 37-run, breaking through what seemed like dozens of defenders. “Our first game, we were all kind of nervous,” said Johnson. “We came out with a few mistakes and confusion, but we got it figured out and fixed them the best we could.” Cesar Chavez hung on with a 79-yard TD catch and a converted 2-point attempt, but with just 1:23 to go QC was able to run out the clock for the victory. Next week, the Dogs will face one of their most difficult tests of the season in a 6A Hamilton team on their home field at 7 p.m.


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